What’s My Car Worth?

Looking to sell or trade in your vehicle? The first step you should take is to find out how much your car is worth. Why is it important to know what my car is worth or what my truck is worth? The reason is that it can help set your expectations for offers from private buyers or dealers. Moreover, knowing your vehicle’s value can help you determine whether you owe more money on your car loan than the automobile is worth.

Overall, knowing your car’s current market value helps you make more informed decisions about what to do with your vehicle. For this reason, it’s crucial that you make sure this number is as accurate as possible.

How Does It Work?

There are numerous factors that influence your automobile’s value. This includes the make and model, mileage, warranties or certifications, any prior accidents, and more. VINsmart can compile all this information in a single, affordable car report. Each report checks the car’s title history, vehicle value, safety recalls, prior damage and salvage history, title concerns, and liens and leases.

If you find yourself asking, “How much is my car worth?”, follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter your vehicle identification number (VIN).
  2. Purchase a comprehensive vehicle history report.
  3. Analyze the report and assess your car’s current market value.

Why Choose VINsmart?

Since 2012, VINsmart has helped thousands of drivers make smarter choices about their vehicles and ones they may be interested in purchasing. When partnering with us, you’ll receive accurate vehicle history and valuation data from J.D. Power® and Black Book®. Best of all, there are no activation or monthly subscription fees.

VINsmart has partnered with J.D. Power and the National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System (NMVTIS) to provide a complete picture when you evaluate a car’s worth.

Note: Canadian VINs and chassis/incomplete vans or trucks will not be valued. The report is only for cars registered in the US.

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Understanding Valuation Guides

Valuations are based on industry-standard conditions.

  • Rough - A rough designation implies significant mechanical and body repairs are required to restore the car to a reasonable running condition.
  • Average - An average rating means the vehicle is mechanically sound but may need minor repairs or services to pass necessary inspections.
  • Clean - A clean designation means no mechanical defects and a clean title. The car will pass inspection standards.


I want to know my car value, but do I have to create an account to receive a vehicle history report?

No. Just enter the VIN and credit card information as you go. However, if you need multiple reports, we recommend that you register.

Does VINsmart offer a mobile app?

Yes, mobile applications are available for iOS and Android on the Apple Store and Google Play. You can even scan the VIN to save time.

I want to know the value for my trade-in, but what makes VINsmart vehicle history reports unique?

Not only can our reports help safeguard you from fraud, but they also deliver vehicle valuations from two independent sources, J.D. Power and Black Book, in addition to NMVTIS-specific data, which helps ensure accuracy.

I want to know my car’s worth, but why does my vehicle history report state “No NMVTIS record found”?

There can be several reasons why you received this message. Consider the following:

  • The VIN is not in the NMVTIS database
  • An invalid VIN was entered
  • Our Reports
  • Clear Title History
  • Vehicle Value
  • Salvage & Damage Check
  • Recall History & more

Minimize your physical and financial risk when purchasing a used car with a comprehensive vehicle history report.

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Only $9.95 per report

*discounts for multiple reports


  • NMVTIS National Motor Vehicle Title Information Systems
  • J.D. Power
  • NVS - National Vehicle Service