What's Your Car Worth?

Get the CARFAX History-Based Value to find out what your car is really worth.

Step 1 - Enter your Zip Code

Step 2 - Enter your VIN or License Plate


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Only CARFAX Value takes the following factors into account when providing used car values:

  • CARFAX Value

    Book Value

  • Year, Make, Model, and Trim

  • Standard and Optional Features

  • Vehicle Condition

  • Number of Owners

  • Accident History

  • Service History

  • Registration History

  • Open Recalls

  • Vehicle Use (Rental, Fleet, Personal)

Frequently Asked Questions

Vehicle history is an important factor in determining a car’s estimated market value. In addition to taking a vehicle’s year, make, model, mileage, location and condition into consideration, CARFAX History-Based Value is powered by vehicle-specific data that’s unique to CARFAX and tied directly to each car through its vehicle identification number (VIN) such as ownership history. See Comparison Chart.

Yes. The CARFAX History-Based Value tool is free. Just enter your car, truck or SUV’s VIN into the form. Our VIN-specific value report examines the number of accidents, number of owners and service history of the vehicle. Other factors, such as how the vehicle was used (personal, fleet, rental or commercial use) also help us set a valuation accordingly. The result is a clear picture of what your car is worth. That will help you whether you intend to buy, trade, sell, get an appraisal or track depreciation over time. Enter your VIN to get the CARFAX Value.

No you don’t. In contrast to “book” price tools that are not specific to a VIN, CARFAX History-Based Value automatically recognizes the trim of a vehicle so you don’t have to enter it. Enter your VIN to get the CARFAX Value.

Yes, for a vehicle that has been in an accident or has damage the average impact on retail price is just under $500, but that average impact on value jumps to $2,100 for a vehicle with severe damage in its past. Only CARFAX gives you the VIN-specific price for every used car based on its history. Instead of providing you with a suggested retail value, CARFAX can tell you what a specific vehicle, with a specific VIN, is worth based on its actual history as reported to CARFAX. See Comparison Chart.

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