What Is My Used Car Worth?

What Is My Used Car Worth?


By stampedeauto posted
Many people want to get rid of their used cars, but do not want to get into any deals until they know the actual value of their vehicles. Generally, folks do not like dealing with the hassle of finding their vehicle’s value and then selling the car for that value. For that reason, most people will simply trade their cars in to a dealer, or they allow their used car to sit parked for months or even years before attempting to sell it. Whether you plan to sell your car or simply just want to know the value of it, here are some resources that can quite easily help you to find the true value of your vehicle.

First, there are quite a few websites that allow you to calculate your used cars worth. These sites are generally designed to give you a trade-in value for your vehicle, and this is a great place to start. Such websites require you to enter information about your vehicle. It is important to enter as much information possible so that you can get the most accurate value for the car.

The information that you are required to enter into the database include the year make and model of the vehicle, the current mileage of the vehicle, the transmission type, body condition and a host of other information about the vehicle that will help their system to determine your vehicles value. The Kelly Blue Book value is generally what is being determined. This is what the majority of car dealers use to determine the trade-in value of a car. Actually, Kelly Blue Book has a website and many people visit  in order to learn the value of their vehicles.

You can also go to classified ads and newspapers. You can pull up newspapers online and look through classifieds online, or you can grab your local newspaper to see if you can find your vehicle in the classified section. Online classified ads are better option because you generally see a picture of the car with the ad. This gives you an idea of the type of condition the cars and then you can compare it to the condition of your vehicle. You can also call the seller of the vehicle directly and asks him questions that can help you determine your cars worth.

A car’s trade-in value is typically lower than what a car owner can receive if they sold their car without trading it in. Typically, a car dealer will only pay you for your cars trade in value. The price that they offer you can be a couple of thousand dollars less than what you can sell your car for on your own. If you have added additional features to your vehicle, a dealer will still only give you the Kelly Blue Book value. For this reason, it is best to view your Kelly Blue Book value as the minimum that you should receive for your car based on its condition and based on the original features of the vehicle.

We all know that a car loses its value the moment you drive it off of the car lot. Every day that you drive it after that, the mileage increases as well as the wear and tear, which lowers the value as well. When it is time for you to figure out what your car is worth, all of these things are taken into consideration. It is important for you to do your homework so that if you do decide to sell your used vehicle you are getting the best price for it possible.
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