• Andrew Chilcott

How Accurate Are Car Valuation Websites?

When you want to sell your car, the first thing you need to do is to figure out what it is worth. That means turning to a car valuation site. There are a lot of car valuation sites on the Web, some better than others.

Given that your negotiations will hinge on your initial asking price, you need accurate car valuation, before posting your advertisement.

Here are a few places online where you can find accurate car valuations.

Glass’s Guide

Glass’s Guide is one of the few resources that dealers themselves use to determine trade-in value. Glass’s Guide has been in existence since before the Internet and the company’s expertise in car valuations has carried right over to the digital age.


Another car valuation resource that dealerships have turned to for years is RACQ. Although prices from RACQ will differ from Glass’s Guide, both are highly regarded and considered generally accurate.


Redbook is a very popular car valuation website with a spectrum of handy tools that bring you accurate valuations for a wide range of vehicles. Redbook also lets you compare models and order valuation certificates.

The Alternative: The Market Itself

In the world of used cars, it is important to remember that car valuation websites are guides, not gospels. The true value of your car comes down to what a private buyer is willing to pay for it. You can get an idea of how much other sellers are offering cars similar to yours by checking out online listings in your area.

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