Everyone seems to have a secret formula when it comes to giving you a value for your car or truck. The questions are, how do you know if its accurate and why doesn’t anyone want to pay what Kelly Blue Book says your vehicle is worth. Two solid questions to ask.
For starters, Kelly Blue Book is just this, a guide. There is no human element and no physical interaction with your vehicle. KBB is a free service offered to the public. In most cases, their website is loaded with advertisements that vendors pay top dollar for placement. The KBB website offers tons or free resources to encourage a consumers to visit. In other words, that free quote they offered translates into website traffic for their paid services and sponsors. In our opinion, their quotes are too wide ranged and often skewed from reality.
When assessing your vehicle you need to take into several facts about your current vehicle…
- Ho many prior owners?
- How many prior accidents if any?
- Does your vehicle have any structural or frame repair?
- Are there any body, cosmetic or paint issues?
- Did Carfax or Autocheck update its records to show prior accident history?
When we assess a vehicles value we typically categorize a vehicle into 1 of 3 areas. Junk, Parts, or Running. Most cars pre 2003 are considered Junk but there are some models that hold better value. Typically Toyota, Lexus, and GM Trucks hold values and may be worth more than scrap.
To assess a value we typically take recent transaction data over a 30 day window from dealer only transactions at both regional and national dealer only auction sites such as Manheim.com and Adesa.com. Reputable pricing guides like Galves.com update their data weekly from these transactions and can give a more realistic idea of what your car might be worth. We also consult with this company. We also check vehicle history reports and take photographs from potential customers that cannot immediately bring us their car. Our quotes are realistic and we do not over quote in an effort to come to our facility and low ball you when you arrive.
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