The most common way of finding the value of an automobile is by using the Kelley Blue Book website. It is easy to use, free, and will provide a value based on a private sale or dealer trade-in.
Before searching for the value of a car, a driver will need to know some basic information. Write down the mileage and options of the car before visiting the Kelley Blue Book website.
- Go to the website
- Select the category
- Select options
- What do you want to do with the vehicle?
- Choose the vehicle's condition
Visit the Kelley Blue Book website and select the year of the car from the drop-down menu. Next, select the manufacturer of the car and its model. Enter the car's mileage and click Next.
Select either sedan, coupe or wagon by clicking on the appropriate picture.
Choose the car's options by clicking the appropriate box next to each one. Some options are already checked and can be unchecked as needed. Options include alloy wheels, sun roof, air conditioning, automatic transmission and leather seats. Choose the exterior color of the vehicle and click See Blue Book Value.
The value of an automobile depends on what the driver wants to do with it. Private sellers often pay more than dealerships. Select an option, and scroll down the page.
A vehicle will either be in excellent, very good, good, fair or poor condition. Read through each option and choose the best option that accurately describes the car. Next to the appropriate option, click Get the Blue Book Value. The next page will provide the Kelley Blue Book value of the car.