Trade In Your Old Trailer

Trade In Your Old Trailer

So you're ready to trade in or sell your old semi-trailer. Before you do, here's some advice from the dealership side. 

1. Know what makes a good trade in

UKTS determines the worth of a trailer based on the facts.  We consider overall condition, presence of physical defects or damage, age of unit, make and model, size, rarity of trailer, materials used in trailer, and current inspection status.

2. Be sure you're getting a fair price for your trade

Unfortunately there is no industry standard (for example, Kelly Blue Book) or many online resources (like Autotrader) to look up values for trailers.  UKTS advises you to determine a reputable source for appraisals.  UKTS has traded over 55,000 trailers over the past 30 years and are proud of our legacy of fair and honest appraisals of trade-in value.  It is not uncommon for UKTS to sell a new semi trailer and years later purchase it back as a trade.

You may want to consider getting a few estimates.  Located within a few minutes of UKTS are several other semi trailer dealerships.  Taking a trip to UKTS for your appraisal might be just a stop along the way for you to collect your best offers and options.  In your travels, keep in mind that UKTS has the largest inventory of new and used trailers, as well as the best customer service in a full-service dealership in the area.

3.  Have a general idea of what your trailer is worth

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4.  Bring your trailer in

On the day you sell your trade, the only things you need to bring are you trailer and a clear title (no lien holders).  Also bring your bank information if you'd like to receive payment via wire. That's it!

5.  Know how and when you'll receive your payment

UKTS offers same-day payment via wire or check for all trades, or application towards a trailer purchase.

6.  Know the benefits of trading in your trailer towards the purchase of another trailer

If you are trading in your old trailer towards the purchase of another trailer from UKTS, you won't pay sales tax on the difference.  You will also experience the convenience of one-stop shopping, and an onsite notary that can handle your title, registration and license plate.