Documents Needed to Trade-In Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

If you’re ready to trade-in your vehicle, you might be asking yourself, “What paperwork do I need to trade in my car?” or “Do you need a title to trade in a car?” At Ken Ganley Nissan, in Medina, we can walk you through the car trade-in documents needed to complete the process. Our finance team has put together a guide to answer your questions on the paperwork needed to trade in your vehicle to help you with this transaction. Read on below then use our trade-in tool to start the trade-in process!



Car Trade-In Documents Needed at Ken Ganley Nissan

So, do you need a title to trade in a car? Yes, and many other documents! After you’ve valued your trade-in near Brunswick, you’ll need all the car trade-in documents needed to properly go through this transaction process. If you’re wondering, “What paperwork do I need to trade-in my car?” Let’s take a closer look below:

  • The Car’s Title: As we stated earlier, yes, you will need your vehicle’s title. Whether you have it or your nearby Wadsworth bank or credit union holds your title, you will need to have it to trade-in. If you must go through your lender,prepare to provide a payoff letter, a ten-day payoff statement, and contact info to your finance specialist.
  • Vehicle Registration: Your most recent vehicle registration is required at time of trade in.
  • Service Records (Optional): Hopefully you’ve been keeping records of your visits to your local Strongsville service shop, you’ll want to provide them to show how well the car has been maintained.

Additionally, you’ll need to show proof of income, residency, and driver’s license as part of the car trade-in documents needed to move forward.

How to Get The Best Deal for Your Trade-In

Now that we’ve answered your questions, “What paperwork do I need to trade in my car?” and “Do you need a title to trade in a car?” Before you browse our new or used inventory, increase your car’s value by:

  • Getting it detailed, inside and out
  • Buffing out scratches and dents

Trade-In Your Vehicle at Ken Ganley Nissan!

Even though we are a Nissan dealership, we buy plenty of pre-owned vehicles varying in makes and models. Contact us at Ken Ganley Nissan if you still have questions on the car trade-in documents needed to begin the process, then check out how you can save even more with our new vehicle specials.


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