Looking to upgrade your current trailer to something a little newer? Maybe you need something larger for your growing business or smaller because you want to decrease your haul load. No matter what your reason, chances are you are going to be trading in your old one and, of course, you are going to want top dollar for your trade. We want to help you get the most value out of your trade by sharing a few secrets to getting the best trade in value on your used trailer!
This is probably going to be a no-brainer, but if you maintain your trailer for the life of your ownership, it will help when it comes to holding value. Get it serviced when needed, make sure you keep up with tire rotations and replacements, have your brakes serviced, etc… Proper trailer upkeep will ensure that your trade in value is as high as it can be when it comes time to get rid of it.
Fix Body Damage
If you have dings or dents, you should probably get them fixed before taking your trailer to trade. Ensuring the body is presentable and well taken care of will help increase the value of your trade in. Now you don’t need to go out and get a whole new paint job just to trade in your trailer, but if you maintain the body and paint over the years then it should still look nice when you decide to trade it in.
Got rust? You’ve got a problem! One of the main things any dealer will look for is if your trailer has rust. Having rust can kill the value of your trade, so before you go, make sure any rust issues have been taken care of.
Clean It Up
Want to make sure you get the most for your trade? Then clean her up! A sparkling like-new trailer will fetch more than one coming in looking worn and used. Basically the dealer wants something that has been maintained, taken care of, and looks beautiful enough to resell for a profit.
Talk To An Expert
If you really aren’t sure what your trailer is worth and want to talk to an expert before settling on a trade, M&G Trailer Sales can help you out! Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and ready to help you with all of your trailer needs. Whether you need trade in advice, service, parts, or want to buy something new, the experts at M&G have you covered!