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How much is my car worth: Instant used car value and trade in value

Our free appraisal tool gives you an accurate price for your vehicle — in as little as a minute. We won't ask for personal info, and you won't be contacted by third parties.

How it works

Enter VIN or license plate

Enter VIN or license plate

Help us identify your car. No private info needed.

Answer a few quick questions

Answer a few quick questions

What color is it? What condition is it in?

See your appraisal

See your appraisal

Get a value based on recent data in your area.

A quick guide to the car value tool

How values are calculated: We use data from a variety of sources, including dealer transactions, car depreciation costs, and consumer information. The appraised value is based on factors such as the car's year, make, model, trim, mileage, depreciation and features.

Which vehicles can be appraised: Just about every make is covered, including luxury brands such as Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. The tool appraises vehicles dating back to 1990, so if you own a classic car, this method will not work. In that specific case, you'd need to find a specialized classic car guide, such as Hagerty, to determine its fair market value.

Getting the most out of the tool

The tool will ask you to describe your vehicle. Let's talk about why it's worth your time to put in the right options.

The importance of style and options

After you've entered the vehicle year and make, you'll select the style, also called the trim level. The style can refer to the type of engine, standard features, or the number of doors it has. Here's a refresher on trim levels.

You've got an appraisal. Now what?

Appraising your car is the first step to getting a good return for it. Nearly every vehicle depreciates over time, so it's important to know where yours stands. Knowing its value will help you determine what steps to take next.

Many people aren't sure how to proceed after getting an appraisal, however. It's great to have a value, but what are you supposed to do now? With this in mind, we've come up with a few scenarios that will help you formulate a plan.

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