Instant Trade-In Report

Make the Most of Your Trade

Have you run into costly repairs on your aging vehicle? Is your car note costing you more than the car is worth? Or maybe your warranty just expired. Whatever the reason may be, you can upgrade your Dubuque ride by valuing your trade here at Finnin Ford!

We’re dedicated to getting you the best value for your used car, truck, or SUV, no matter the make, model, or age. Use the value of your trade-in for a down payment for a new Ford, like the impressive Ford F-150, and you might lower your monthly payment! Or you can take the cash and use it for something else—we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy one of ours.


Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Trades

How do I prepare my car for trading in?

Trading in your vehicle is an easy process but there are ways to get the most money for your trade. You’ll want to follow a few steps to prepare your vehicle for the dealer’s appraisal:

    • Thoroughly clean the inside of your car and give it a good car wash
    • If there are any small issues you can repair yourself, make sure to try and get that done
    • Get your important documents—title, registration, and others—together
    • Gather any extra keys, accessories, or other items that came with your car


Can I trade in my car if I still owe money?

Even if you still owe money on your car loan, don’t worry! You can still trade it in at Finnin Ford. However, you do want to know how much equity you have in your vehicle to make the process easier.

Equity is the difference between your vehicle’s current value and the amount you owe on its loan. If your car’s worth more than what you owe, you have positive equity, which can be applied to a new vehicle purchase, reducing the amount you have to finance on your new car. If you owe more money than what your vehicle’s worth, however, you have negative equity. This is sometimes called being upside down or underwater in your car payments. You can either pay the difference when you buy your new Ford to keep your principle low, or you can roll it into the loan we provide to finance your new purchase. It’s up to you!


How much can I expect to get for my used car?

You can easily value your trade-in using our free-to-use tool online! Simply enter your car’s year, make, model and trim, and you can get a quote in about 10 seconds. You’re guaranteed to get a fair price when you trade in your car, truck, or SUV at Finnin Ford!