Vehicle Appraisal

Trading in your current vehicle.
How to save yourself time and money when shopping for a new vehicle.

If you've always wanted to own a Nissan, why not trade your current vehicle in for one? At Fish Creek Nissan, we give you the chance to trade in your current vehicle for monetary value, which you use towards buying your very own Nissan. If you are unsure whether trading your vehicle in is the right option, read on.

Pay Less Tax

In Alberta, you only pay tax on the 'price difference' between the vehicle you are trading in and the vehicle you are purchasing from a dealership (new or used). If you sell the vehicle yourself you will have to pay tax on the full selling price of your next vehicle. For example, if you buy a new vehicle for $20,000 and trade-in your old vehicle for $7,500 you will only pay tax on the difference in price, or $12,500. That extra tax you don't have to pay is the same as money in your pocket and without the hassle of selling the vehicle privately.

Be Safe

When selling on your own, it is extremely important that you set up appointments when a friend or family member can be there with you. Selling your vehicle privately can be dangerous at times and you need to be careful. Always meet in a public place and be cautious when accepting payment.

Make It Easy On Yourself

We have more demands on our time these days than ever before, so why add another item to your 'to do' list? Selling a vehicle privately takes a significant amount of time and effort. In order to sell your used vehicle you'll have to take care of all of those little items you overlook day to day, clean the vehicle from top to bottom, wait for a sunny day to get some good photos and all of that is before you even advertise the vehicle! Then you need to run a classified ad, field phone calls and take time out of your day to have strangers come to your house to view the vehicle. After all of that is taken care of then the real fun begins, the negotiation!

Avoid Major Vehicle Maintenance

If you sell your vehicle privately, you will need to ensure it is maintained and it is in safe working order. This is extra worry on your part that can also be very costly if you don't use trustworthy, factory trained technicians. It can include fixing brakes, tires and other big items out of your pocket. If you trade-in with a dealership, they look after all of the reconditioning expenses and take the worry out of the process.

Be done with it

If you trade-in your vehicle, you prevent any issues with a dissatisfied buyer later on. What happens if the engine breaks down or the transmission goes out? If you sell your vehicle, the new owner knows where you live and may seek compensation. If you trade-in your vehicle, the dealership assumes all of the responsibility and you can walk away carefree.

What happens after I fill out the trade-in appraisal form?

Simply fill out this easy-to-follow trade-in appraisal form with your vehicle information, history, rating and assessment, as well as your contact information and the options your vehicles comes with. If you have any questions, please call 1 (888) 446-4495. We are standing by to answer your questions and get you in the door as quickly as possible. Upon submitting your information we will:

  • Respond to you promptly via your preferred method of contact
  • Ask any additional questions required
  • Schedule an appointment to view the vehicle
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Before you know it, you will be well on your way to enjoying the luxuries of a Nissan. Be at ease knowing that all information collected on this appraisal is secure, and know that our professional staff is available to answer any questions you may have.