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Offers are good for 7 days.
Bring in your car and offer. They'll verify the offer using the same questions you answered at home.
The offer is the same whether you sell or trade-in.
Not all vehicles are eligible for an Instant Cash Offer. The Offer may be less than the Kelley Blue Book Trade-In Value or Range. Kelley Blue Book does not redeem Offers, purchase vehicles or own/operate Participating Dealers. Dealer inspection required. If the info you provide about the vehicle differs from the dealer inspection, the Offer amount may be decreased. Kelley Blue Book and its affiliates are not responsible for Offer adjustments or if a Participating Dealer won't accept your vehicle. Dealers pay a fee to participate in the Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer program. Program Terms and Conditions apply.
The Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer is a real offer for a specific amount to purchase a consumer's car or apply the amount toward another car. The Offer is valid for 7 days and can be immediately redeemed during business hours at any Participating Dealer, pending inspection. It is based on specific elements of the consumer's car, like installed options, specific condition (such as dents and mechanical issues) and local market demand.
Your Instant Cash Offer is calculated using a proprietary tool that accounts for fluctuating market conditions and used car prices that may vary from day to day, like home or stock prices. The calculation includes multiple data sources and is based on factors that affect used car pricing such as:
Our tool factors in details that are specific to your vehicle and critical to its evaluation, including mechanical condition, options, interior and exterior, mileage, year, make and model.
Consumers have a large role in determining a car's value. When more buyers demand a particular vehicle, and its inventory is down, the value goes up. For example, when gas prices are at a premium, fuel-efficient vehicles may be in higher demand and sell for higher prices.
Historically, some cars hold their value and are in higher demand than others. Similarly, sometimes transaction prices for vehicles steadily increase over time, making those cars a more sought after commodity.
Buyers may be willing to pay sellers higher prices for the same vehicle depending on regional differences. For example, buyers in rural areas may consider large trucks more valuable than buyers in a city where parking spaces are tight.
We also take into account comparable vehicle sales in your area - this information may include dealer sales data, auction prices, and private seller prices from local advertisements.
No. There is no obligation to trade-in or sell your car by simply receiving an Offer. The choice is yours.
The Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer is:
The Kelley Blue Book® Trade-In Value is:
It's free! There is no fee to obtain or redeem the Offer.
No. You can walk away with a check in hand or use the Offer towards the purchase of another vehicle.
Your Instant Cash Offer is valid for 7 days. After that time, you can resubmit your request, but your Offer amount may change.
You'll have 1 day after inspection to redeem your Instant Cash Offer. If your car's condition changes or you add more than 50 miles from the time of inspection, your Offer may be recalculated.
You will typically receive an Offer within minutes. In some cases, it may take longer, such as during periods of heavy volume. The Instant Cash Offer program is not available for all makes and models, so if your vehicle falls into one of the unavailable categories, you will not receive an Offer.
Participating Dealers are required to honor your Instant Cash Offer, provided the information and condition you provided when creating your Offer are confirmed to be accurate by the Participating Dealer. If the information is not correct, the Participating Dealer can update the information using the same online tool you used to generate the Instant Cash Offer for your car, and the update may result in a modified Offer amount. So, the more details you enter about the condition of your car, the more accurate your Offer will be.
Most offers do fall within range. If they fall out of range, reasons include, but are not limited to, market volatility, rapid changes to the market, mechanical issues, excessive damage, reported issues, vehicle modifications, modified suspension, or the vehicle's specific condition.
Yes, if your car is not in an otherwise excluded category.
There are a variety of reasons why cars may not be eligible. Some possible reasons include, but are not limited to, title issues (salvage, grey market, taxis or limousines), market volatility, lack of market data, unresolved recalls, low value due to age or condition, vehicle modifications, or if the vehicle has been at an auction within the last 45 days.
Yes. The Participating Dealer will process the necessary paperwork for you to pay off your vehicle and pay any related fees. Any remaining equity is yours to cash in or use toward the purchase of another vehicle. If your car is financed, bring your lienholder information. If your car is leased, check with your leasing company to find out what paperwork they require.
When you present your Instant Cash Offer to the Participating Dealer, the dealer will conduct a visual inspection of the interior and exterior, then may test drive the vehicle to confirm its mechanical condition. If the inspection report doesn't match your online assessment of your car's condition, the Offer may be raised or lowered based on the dealer's inspection report.
Take your car to a Participating Dealer to verify its condition and redeem your Instant Cash Offer. We'll provide you with a list of Participating Dealers, and you're free to choose which to visit.
We'll do our best to identify Participating Dealers in your metro area.
To finalize the sale, bring the following information to a Participating Dealer: