You Will Need
- Internet access
- Car information
- Several quotes
- Car dealer or mechanic
- Source of car value information (optional)
Check the internet
Conduct an internet search with the keywords "car value" to find websites that report car values.
Enter information about the car
Enter a description of your vehicle on the website. You may be asked to identify the car's make, model, and year, as well as the color, included options, mileage, exterior condition, and mechanical condition.
Obtain several quotes
Obtain estimates of the car's value from several sources. Estimates may apply to the retail price, private party price, or trade-in price.
Take the car to a car dealer
Take the car to a car dealer or mechanic and ask how much it is worth to get a more accurate quote if you plan on doing a trade-in.