Welcome, whether or not you are planning to buy or sell a used vehicle it is always good to know what that particular vehicle is currently valued at. There are a few different ways you can conclude a vehicle's value but being that no two used vehicles are exactly identical with regards to mileage and wear it's hard to pinpoint a definite value.|
The easiest way would be to purchase or get your hands on a used vehicle pricing guide such as the Canadian Black Book or for consumers in Ontario, the Canadian Red Book.
There's a reason why these types of publications are called "guides" being that they offer values on vehicles considered to be in average condition and to have travelled the industry standard of 24,000 kms per year.
To better understand book values we suggest you review the information we have available by following our "Book Values" link above on our menu's tabs.
|Yet Another Common Factoid|
Though often confused, mostly in part to the vastly popular American used car pricing publication the Kelly Blue Book, the Canadian Blue Book is a pricing resource only for recreational vehicles such as boats, ATvS, motorcyles and the like.
Trade In Values
Dealerships will often take your exisiting vehicle on trade against the purchase of a newer vehicle. The amount of money they offer you on the trade depends on a number of factors, obviously the condition of your trade in vehicle but also just as important the consumer demand for that particular vehicle.
Follow our "Trade In Values" link to read up on tips and tricks on how to prep your vehicle before trading or selling it to ensure you get the biggest return you can meaning top dollar for your vehicle.
|Purchasing A Brand New Vehicle|
When it comes to new car pricing the best bet is to obtain a Dealer invoice pricing report to see how much the vehicle in question is costing dealerships and secondly to see if dealerships are receiving any manufacturer cost rebates on that vehicle.
There can be a good number of variables that come into play when haggling for the lowest price for a new vehicle, how popular is the vehicle, do you have a trade in, is the dealership or manufacturer providing the financing, are you paying cash, are extended warranty purchases involved and the time of month when you are purchasing.
To learn more on how to deal effectively with car salesmen when buying a brand new automobile take a few minutes and check out our "New Car Prices" link to review important haggling tips, where to obtain dealer invoice pricing reports, what's the best time to buy and more car buying secrets!