If you’re ready to sell your car, don’t walk into the deal blindly. Whether you’re selling it privately, trading it in at a dealership, or selling it to a cash for cars business, researching your car’s market value can help you get the best price.  

When you research, make sure you get information form an unbiased, professional opinion. The following websites are helpful resources that can quickly estimate your vehicle’s value.

Kelley Blue Book

Fast and easy to use, Kelley Blue Book is one of the most trusted resources for appraising a vehicle. Best of all, you can do it online. You begin by entering in the basics: your vehicle’s make, model, year, mileage, and style. Afterwards, you add any amenities your car has. In less than a minute you’ll receive an estimate for your vehicle’s private-party value and its trade-in value.


Although not as popular, Edmunds is more detail oriented than Kelley Blue Book. You begin by entering your car’s basic statistics, and then you choose its color, any optional equipment it has, and the vehicle’s condition. In the end you’re given three prices: the trade-in value, the private-party price, and the dealer-retail price.

Tips to Remember

•    Resources like Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book are excellent for giving you ball-park ranges, but don’t expect them to be exact.
•    Trading your car at a dealership isn’t always the best value; you’ll receive the trade-in value, which is less than the private-party price.
•    The fastest way to get cash for your vehicle is to bring it to a used-car retailer. Many of these companies will buy your car and give you cash immediately.

When you want to quickly sell a car or sell a truck for cash, visit Indy Cash for Cars. We’re fast and simple. You don’t need to make an appointment; simply drive over and we’ll quickly give you a competitively priced quote that meets or exceeds our competition’s prices. We give you the top dollar for your car. Our convenient location in Indianapolis allows us to serve most of IN. Contact us today at 800-404-6461 with any questions.