January 18th, 2016 by

Whether you’re looking to buy used cars in VT, ME or NH or to sell a car, the most important piece of information you can have is the car’s value. Having an idea of what the car is worth is going to be your biggest bargaining chip. While a car’s value can be difficult to determine to an exact amount, there are some steps you can take before signing on the dotted line that can ensure you pay the best price for your car, or receive the best amount for your trade-in vehicle. Residents of Williston, Burlington, Colchester, Essex, St. Albans and surrounding areas heading out to go car shopping may want to keep reading to get some tips on what a car’s worth.


There are a number of websites where you can enter in your car’s make and model, the mileage, the car’s condition, and your zip code and the website will return the value of your vehicle. Websites such as Kelley Blue Book Online and Edmunds both provide this service. It’s a good idea to check more than one website, so you can get an even better idea of what your car is worth.

These websites are also helpful in that they can provide a list of dealerships that may be interested in purchasing your vehicle, even if you have no interest in purchasing another car from them.


Dealerships are a good source of information as well. If you’re interested in purchasing a new car, you can request estimates from multiple local dealerships. If you’re interested in trading in your vehicle, go to as many dealerships as you can to find the one that offers you the most money. If you are trading in a vehicle with the intent of purchasing another, come to an agreement with the dealer on the value of your trade-in first and then discuss the price of your new vehicle. Keep the deals separate until you are happy with all the numbers involved.

If your main concern, when it comes to your vehicle, is your budget, keep in mind that when you purchase a new car, you are required to spend money on things other than the sticker price. Insurance, licensing, registration fees, etc. are all expenses that you need to include in your budget.

It can be very difficult to determine the true value of a vehicle because a car’s value is based on many different factors. However, the more information you have, the better equipped you will be to ensure you get the best deal possible. Residents in

Williston, Burlington, Colchester, Essex, St. Albans and surrounding areas who are shopping for used cars in VT, ME or NH should stop by Berlin City Kia today.

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