How Do I Find Out How Much My Car Is Worth?

How do I find out how much my car is worth in today's market place? If you find yourself wondering about the value of your car you may be in the market for a new used vehicle and want to verify the true market value of your vehicle. Or you may be thinking about selling your car for the most money and then getting your dream car.

For whatever reasons you find yourself wondering the value of your car, knowing the true market value of your vehicle is an important factor that can save you money.

Not knowing how much your car is worth in either situation can be costly to you.

Let me further explain …

If you are selling a vehicle, you could lose precious cash without knowing the value. Or, you could be sitting on a car that will not sell because it is priced too high, and this too can be expensive.

So here are some suggestions …

Begin by doing a search on the three most popular websites for determining the value of your car. They are the Kelley Blue Book, The NADA guide and the Black Book. These sites are easy to navigate around and will walk you through the process by asking a few questions.

The sites will ask the following:

* Your zip code, your region may differ in prices over another region.

* Year, make and model of the vehicle you are searching a market value for.

* Size of engine.

* Mileage of the car.

* Any extras on the vehicle such as alloy wheels, sunroof, automatic door locks and windows.

* The condition of the vehicle you are looking for; Good, Fair or Poor.

With the information you gather from these three sites you will have the answers to the value and worth of your car in today's market place.

Whether you are buying or selling a used car, this information can be used to help save you money. If you are interested in saving some time as well as money, there is another way to find the value of your car and selling it for the best price.

If you want to sell you car without the hassle then you might want to consider using an auto consignment program. There are dealers who will sell your car and do all the work for you, including analyzing the fair market value. Why not get help from someone who knows and understands used cars? These dealers are in the used car business and have the expertise to determine the value of a car. They buy and sell cars everyday so they know what is really going on.

In addition, these same dealers that sell cars on consignment know and understand the market place. You can rest assured that the auto consultant has done the work to determine the fair market value of the car.

So, if you are trying to determine the value of your car preparing for either a sale or a purchase, a dealer that offers a consignment program may be just what you are looking for. Check it out … you'll be glad you did.

Source by Mike Reitz