How Can You Find Out the Kelly Blue Book Value for Your Car?


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An owner can find the Kelly Blue Book value of his car on the company's website. The owner needs to know the year, make, model and mileage of his car to start the evaluation.

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After entering the initial information, the owner selects his car's trim package and additional options. The website marks standard options, and the owner can add any additional features. The website lists available options for the car's drivetrain, engine, transmission, wheels and entertainment, among others. The owner can also select the car's exterior color. When the owner is done adding options, he clicks the "See Book Value" link at the bottom of the page. He then selects if he wants to see the value to trade the vehicle at a dealership or to sell it to a private party.

The owner must select the condition of his vehicle from excellent, very good, good and fair. Kelly Blue Book gives a value for each condition. Only three percent of cars are in excellent condition. This means that the car has never had any paint touch up or bodywork, the engine compartment is clean and does not have any leaks, the body and interior do not have any visible defects including rust, and the tires are like-new. Vehicles in excellent condition also have most service records available.

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