There’s nothing better than that new car feeling. But before you drive your new ride off the lot, you often have to decide what to do with the car in your driveway.
When it comes to getting rid of a used car, you have two options: selling it yourself or trading it in. (If money isn’t an issue, cars also make great charitable donations.)
There are pros and cons to each approach. A private party sale can net you a higher profit, but it also takes a lot more work. Meanwhile, trading in your car to the dealer is fast and easy – but it will probably net you less cash in the process.
Looking to get the best bang for your buck? Here are a few ways to maximize your car’s trade-in value.
HOW TO GET THE BEST TRADE-IN VALUE FOR YOUR CAR
AUTO INSURANCE WHEN BUYING A NEW CAR
When you’re driving that new car off the lot, you might wonder: Do I have auto insurance?
Good news: If you’re an ERIE customer, the short answer is usually “yes.” Contact Baker Insurance to find out when insurance can (and can’t) roll over when you buy a new car.
Remember that a brand-new car depreciates the moment you drive it off the lot. So if your car gets totaled, you could be in a tough spot if the actual cash value of your car is less than what you still owe on your car loan.
Protect your investment with the New Auto Security Coverage Endorsement.* Baker Insurance can add it to your ERIE auto policy for a few extra dollars per month. Buying a used car? The endorsement also offers “better vehicle replacement” – so if yours gets totaled, we’ll cover the cost to replace it with a same or similar make of vehicle up to two model years newer with up to 30,000 fewer miles. (Nice!)
Learn more about auto insurance from Baker Insurance or talk to your local agent for a personalized quote.
*Vehicle is considered new when less than two years old. Eligible vehicles must carry both comprehensive and collision coverage and replacement value must be based on a comparable model. The endorsement is sold on a per-vehicle basis, not per policy, and contains the specific details of the coverages, terms, conditions and exclusions. Please note that New Vehicle Replacement and Better Vehicle Replacement do not apply to leased vehicles; only the Auto Lease/Loan Security Protection applies to leased vehicles. Coverage is not available in all states. Insurance products are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions not described here. Ask your Baker Insurance for details.