What's My Car Worth?

What's My Car Worth?

What is my car worth? A critical question every used car buyer and seller needs to ask. Several factors should be considered, including the vehicle’s condition. VINSmart vehicle history and value reports provide market valuations based on industry standard conditions (rough, average and clean).

A rough designation implies significant mechanical and body repairs would be required to restore the car to a reasonable running condition. An average rating means the vehicle is mechanically sound but may need some minor repairs or services to pass the necessary inspections. And a clean designation means no mechanical defects, a clean title and the car will pass inspection standards.


VINSmart has partnered with the National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System (NMVTIS) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) to provide all of the information consumers need when they ask themselves “What’s my car worth?”

A review of the NMVTIS provides title brands, junk and salvage records and is also an indicator of what your vehicle is worth. If your car has a junk record, it could indicate the vehicle should not be available for sale. VINSmart also recommends that a professional pre-purchase inspection be considered to assist in making the best decision possible when buying or selling a used car.

NADAGuides is the largest and most trusted publisher of vehicle market values with pricing and information available for automotive, classic cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs and manufactured homes. VINSmart has partnered with these widely respected agencies to answer the all-important question everyone should ask; “What is my car worth?”

VINSmart is your trusted auto detective, giving our customers the resources to make an informed decision about price, safety and true vehicle history. VINSmart has access to the most reputable databases in the country, something most of our competitors can’t say.

So the next time you’re asking yourself “what’s my car worth?” just open up the VINSmart website or mobile app to enter your Vehicle Identification Number, and let us do the rest.



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