The benefits of trading in your vehicle at Audi Burlingame

Are you looking to buy your next vehicle? Great! While you're searching the inventory at our Burlingame location, checking the new vehicle specials, and filling out our financing application, don't forget to look into trading in your vehicle with us!

We have an online tool that lets you quickly evaluate your vehicle's condition and get an idea of how much we'd be able to offer you.

Below are the perks of trading in at our dealership instead of going through a private sale.


We'll be honest. The reason many people consider doing a private sale instead of trading in with a dealership is that they can often get a little more money. While this is true, we do want to remind people that selling a vehicle isn't usually a fast or easy process. You have to:

  • Get the vehicle detailed (or give it a really, really good cleaning)
  • Take a bunch of pictures
  • Post them to a sales site
  • Find all your service information
  • After that, you have to wade through all the responses, many of which reveal that people clearly didn't take the time to read your well-crafted ad. And if you're selling your current luxury vehicle before getting into another one, you have to filter out serious buyers vs those who want to go on joy test drive.

    It doesn't end there.

    Once you have some prospects, you have to give them your personal address (or meet them somewhere), and we know how traffic in San Francisco can get so be prepared for late arrivers.

    With us, you don't go through any of that hassle, though it's always nice to give the car a general cleaning before trading it in! Another perk is that you won't hear from us on your trade-in again, unlike someone who buys from you privately and may want to return it for some unknown reason a week or two later.


    As you can see from the above, selling your current vehicle is a process and it can take several weeks and sometimes even months. Do you want your vehicle to sit in front of your San Mateo house and have a "For Sale" sign in it for that long? We didn't think so.

    When you do a dealership trade-in you simply bring your vehicle in for a review and we can take care of of it the same day. Because people who buy or lease a new Audi are often very busy with work and spending their little free time with friends and family, so we know that expediency is crucial.

    Financial Benefits

    Currently, California is not a state that gives you a tax credit if you trade-in a vehicle when you buy a new one. However, there are still financial benefits to trading in with us.

    • It's a way to help lower your monthly car payment or down payment
    • You can take out a smaller auto loan
    • The money goes directly to the vehicle and you don't have to worry about spending it anywhere else like you might with a private sale; just think of all those tempting stores in Palo Alto

    If you're ready to move out of your current vehicle and into a luxury one, trade-in with us! Just fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

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