KBB Instant Cash Offer

My Instant Cash Offer

What is an Instant Cash Offer from Kelley Blue Book®?

The Instant Cash Offer is an amount of money a dealer will give you for your vehicle. The Offer is valid for seven days and can be redeemed at a participating dealer, pending the inspection from that dealer. Your Offer is based on the features of your vehicle, its current condition, and local market demand.

How is the Instant Cash Offer Determined?

The proprietary tool looks at market conditions and used car prices to find the right price for the model you're selling. The calculations look at features of your vehicle, supply and demand, price trends, local markets, and regional popularity of vehicles.

Do I need to take the Instant Cash Offer?

No! You can see the Offer and decide if you want to take it or go another route with your vehicle. We keep all the choices open so you can have everything you need for the road ahead.

What's different between the Instant Cash Offer and Trade-in Value Range?

Unlike a trade-in range, the Instant Cash offer is the exact amount we can give you for your next vehicle. The Offer is valid for seven days and can be used to buy a vehicle from the dealer that you bring your vehicle to. The Instant Cash Offer is based on your specific vehicle and its conditions, making it a personalized value instead of a potential range.

The Kelley Blue Book® Trade-In Value is:

the estimated trade-in value for your vehicle that needs to be verified by inspection. The value is updated weekly to ensure you get a fair value that reflects the ever-changing market conditions.

Do I have to pay for an Instant Cash Offer?

No, there's no cost to see the Instant Cash Offer. Our Instant Cash Offer is easily accessible and ensures you can find all the information you need for your next vehicle.

What can I do with the Instant Cash Offer?

You can walk away with the check in your hand or use the Offer on another vehicle. The versatility of an Instant Cash Offer could make it the best choice when you are looking to sell and replace your vehicle.

How long is an Instant Cash Offer valid for?

The Instant Cash Offer is valid for seven days. After seven days, you will need to resubmit the request, but your Offer might change. The offers change to reflect the market's changing conditions, providing the best possible Offer for your vehicle.

How long after the inspection must I accept the Instant Cash Offer?

You must accept the Offer one day after inspection to redeem your Instant Cash Offer. If the condition of your car changes, or if you put more than fifty miles on the vehicle before redeeming the Offer, it may be recalculated.

When will I see my Instant Cash Offer?

The Instant Cash Offer can come within a few minutes. Sometimes the Offer can take longer if there is heavy website traffic. Not every make and model is available for the Instant Cash Offer, so your vehicle might not qualify.

Will the dealer I go to match the Instant Cash Offer?

Participating dealers are required to honor your Instant Cash Offer. You will get the Instant Cash Offer if your information is correct. If the information is incorrect, the dealer will put your vehicle into the same tool you used to see a revised Offer amount.

Why is my Offer outside of the Trade-in Value Range?

Most offers are within the range, but certain circumstances can land it outside. Market changes, damage or issues, vehicle modifications, or your vehicle's current condition can all be reasons your Offer is outside a Trade-In Value Range.

My Car

Can I still get an Instant Cash Offer if my vehicle isn't in perfect condition?

As long as your vehicle is not one of the excluded vehicles, you can get an Instant Cash Offer. We want the Instant Cash Offer to help as many drivers as possible and want you to know that your vehicle doesn't need to be perfect to get a fair offer.

Why would my car be ineligible for an offer?

Vehicles can be ineligible if there are title issues, the market is volatile, there isn't enough data, recall issues, a value that's too low, modifications, or if the vehicle has been at auction recently.

What if my vehicle is financed or leased?

You can still get an Instant Cash Offer if your vehicle is financed or leased. The participating dealer will do the paperwork to pay off your vehicle and pay any fees. If your car is financed, you need to bring the lienholder information. If your vehicle is leased, you can contact the leasing company to see what paperwork is needed.

How is the condition of my car verified?

The participating dealer will do a visual inspection of your vehicle and might perform a test drive to confirm its overall condition. If the inspection doesn't match your assessment, the Offer could be changed based on the inspection report.

Where is my Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

You can look at the driver's side dashboard by the window or inside the driver's side doorjamb to see your VIN. It is also listed on your insurance card and state vehicle registration. The VIN is seventeen characters long.

Dropping Off My Car

Where do I bring my car for my Instant cash Offer?

Going to your participating dealer will have its condition verified to redeem your Instant Cash Offer. We can help you find a participating dealer, but you are free to choose whichever you want to visit.

Will the participating dealer be far away?

We do our best to find the most convenient dealership to bring your vehicle to. It shouldn't be difficult or stressful to find a place to get your Instant Cash Offer, and we will find the one in your metro area.

What do I need to bring when I drop off my car?

To receive your Instant Cash Offer, you must bring several key pieces of information, including:
  • The Cash Offer Certificate
  • The vehicle's title and all necessary paperwork for financed or leased vehicles
  • Vehicle registration
  • A valid driver's license or government photo ID
  • All keys, keyless remotes, and manuals
  • Service and repair records

Contact Us

Can I contact Kelley Blue Book® about my Offer?

You can reach out to our team at any point to learn more about your Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer. We're always happy to answer your questions and keep you confident with the Offer for your vehicle.