How do I use Kelly Blue Book to help sell my car?

March 29th, 2018 by

When you are thinking of selling your vehicle, it may not be a bad idea to find out what the Kelly Blue Book says about your car. Here are some tips on how to use it.

Using Kelly Blue Book is a fairly painless process. You will need to know the model, make, and year of your car, as well as the area code that you live in. For example, if you were selling in Golden, CO, the zip you will use is 80401. On the home page, there will be a ‘My Car’s Value’ button. Select the year on your vehicle, the make, and the model. Once you click next, there might be a category you need to click on. For example; the 2008 Honda Accord has either a sedan or a coupe option. Once you click on your vehicle’s category, select the trim level, such as the 2008 Honda Accord LX Sedan. You’ll also need to enter the mileage on your vehicle as well.

Now, you’ll either need to choose to price your vehicle with the standard equipment that comes with your vehicle’s make and model, or you can enter the specs yourself. After you do that, choose what color your car is, and what your vehicle’s condition is. After that, the price of your car will be listed in three options: trade-in value, cash offer range, and what you could ask for if you sell it to a private party.

Selling Your Car to Planet Automotive

If you don’t want to look up the KBB pricing on your vehicle, don’t worry! Here at Planet Automotive. We have a certified technician inspect your car for free, and let you know if your vehicle has any open recalls you may not know about. We don’t use KBB’s value because they don’t take into account the specific market value of your vehicle. This means our offer can be higher than what KBB say’s you’ll get. The appraisal doesn’t take too long, about 20-25 minutes on average. Our offer is good for 72 hours, so you’ll have time to think it over.

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