So you’re ready for a new auto lease. You’ve searched eAutoLease.com and found just the right vehicle. You may be wondering what to do next. If you own your current car, you may be able to trade it in and apply the sales price to the terms of your new car lease.
The trade-in process doesn’t take long. It starts with a trade-in appraisal that allows eAutoLease.com to determine the market value of your vehicle. Get started on your trade-in appraisal by filling out the appraisal form, aimed at owners in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania.
Filling Out the Form
eAutoLease.com makes trade-in appraisals a snap with its online appraisal form. Fill in the information about you and your vehicle. The first part of the form is your contact information. This lets the experienced appraiser from eAutoLease.com know the best method to reach you, as well as the address of the vehicle where he can appraise the vehicle in person.
Include any additional information in the comments section about the best time to reach you or about any other special contact instructions. For example, you may want to include the gate codes to your apartment complex or parking instructions if you would like your vehicle appraised while you’re at work.
Select Your Options
The next part of the form directs you to choose all the options you currently have on your existing car. There are a wide range of options to choose from, such as tinted windows or alloy wheels. Select all the applicable options.
Typically, the more options you have, the more your car is worth. This step is important in a trade-in because the more your car is worth, the better the deal you may get on your next car lease.
Vehicle Information and Ratings
The next two sections on the trade-in appraisal form allow you to input additional information about your car. This information determines the vehicle’s value when compared against online resources like Kelly Blue Book, the Nada Guide and the Manheim Auto Auction Reports. The form asks for such basic vehicle information as:
Make or manufacturer
Number of doors
2WD or 4WD
Manual or automatic transmission
Next, you get to rate your vehicle based on a scale of one to 10 (with 10 being the best). Features to assess include:
Vehicle body (rust, dings, dents, damage)
Condition of the tires (tread wear)
Engine condition (oil leak, knocks)
Transmission and clutch condition
Glass (chips, cracks, scratches)
Exhaust condition (rust, leaks, noisy)
History and Assessments
The next few sections of the form pertain to the history of your vehicle and title This information helps the appraiser arrive at a specific assessment of your vehicle. The Vehicle Assessment section asks specific questions about your automobile, including:
How does it function? (Does everything work correctly?)
Did you buy it new?
Has your vehicle been in an accident?
Is it currently damaged?
Has your vehicle been repainted?
Is the title designated as “salvage” or “reconstructed?”
You can rest assured that you’ll receive the best value for your trade-in. eAutoLease.com is the best-ranked online dealership in New York and has the best deals in the Tri-State area. The company also has deals that no other dealership can beat, such as no money down leases and its price match guarantee.