Widely known and highly respected in the automotive industry, Black Book is an online leader in offering timely, independent and accurate used car values. Black Book pulls actual numbers that vehicles are fetching at wholesale auctions nationwide and uses them to find an accurate, up-to-date value for your used car or truck. To learn the Black Book appraisal value of your used vehicle, simply follow the directions below. It's as easy as 1..2..3!
There's no such thing as exact pricing when it comes to your used car trade-in. The exact appraisal amount will change based on where you live, the time of the month — even who does the work-up. So to control the process, work with the used car appraisal system that more dealers count on.
Coming in with a Black Book appraisal gives you credibility with the dealer. After all, those are the numbers a majority of dealers use and those are the numbers you'll be negotiating with. And make sure to print out your Black Book appraisal and bring it to the dealer. That way the dealer will know up front that you've done your homework.
Using Black Book to Appraise Your Used Car
Remember as you go through Black Book's self-appraisal form not to hide any of your car's problems. Once you bring your wheels in, the dealer's going to see those dog scratches anyway, right? So be precise. That gives you an edge with the dealer in the long run.
One more thing... The Black Book appraisal you receive doesn't replace the actual on-the-lot appraisal. The final price may be lower (or higher) on that day based on market trends and your used car's condition. Good luck!