Automotive Valuation

Authenticom provides a Vehicle Valuation Data Service for businesses with automotive equity calculators and other applications that require accurate valuation data. Our Vehicle Valuation Data Service is powered by authoritative industry sources: Kelley Blue Book® and Black Book®.

  • Instant valuations by VIN
  • Up-to-date vehicle valuations for year, make, model, and trim level
  • Configurable based on client requirements
  • MSRP, Wholesale, Retail, Trade-In, Private-Party, and Auction Valuations
  • Regional adjustments
  • Multiple vehicle condition valuations
Automotive Valuation Data

Kelley Blue Book Data

Updated weekly with automotive valuation data for the year, make, model, and trim level based on vehicle identification number (VIN), mileage, and region (by zip over 50 regions):

Trade-In Values

Values consumers can expect to receive from a dealer for their trade-in based on the following vehicle conditions: fair, good, very good, and excellents.

Retail Value

The dealer’s asking price (i.e., the starting point for negotiation) for a vehicle with a clean title history that has been fully reconditioned, inspected and ready for retail sale.

Private-Party Values

Values buyers can expect to receive from a private seller for a used car based on the following vehicle conditions: fair, good, very good, and excellent.

Auction Values

Values for what a vehicle is expected to sell for at a wholesale auction based on the following vehicle conditions: fair, good, very good, and excellent. *

Lending Value: overall

A value for wholesale and retail lenders that is based on the Auction Value. **

MSRP

The price at which the manufacturer recommends a dealer sell the car—a reference point to begin negotiations with the dealer.

Kelly Blue Book Logo

Click below to see Kelley Blue Book vehicle conditional definitions

Excellent

Approximately 3% of all cars we value meet these criteria. “Excellent” condition means that the vehicle looks new and is in excellent mechanical condition. This vehicle has never had any paint or bodywork and does not need reconditioning. The engine compartment is clean and free of fluid leaks. This vehicle is free of rust. The body and interior are free of wear or visible defects. The tires all match and are like new. This vehicle has a clean title history and will pass a safety and smog inspection. This vehicle has complete and verifiable service records.

Very Good

25% of all cars we value meet these criteria. “Very Good” condition means that the vehicle has minor cosmetic defects and is in excellent mechanical condition. This vehicle has had minor or no paint or bodywork, and requires minimal reconditioning. The engine compartment is clean and free of fluid leaks. This vehicle is free of rust. The body and interior have minimal signs of wear or visible defects. The tires all match and have 75% or more of tread remaining. This vehicle has a clean title history and will pass a safety and smog inspection. Most service records are available.

Good

57% of all cars we value meet these criteria. “Good” condition means that the vehicle has some cosmetic repairable defects and is free of major mechanical problems. The paint and bodywork may require minor touch-ups. The engine compartment may have minor leaks. This vehicle has only minor cosmetic or no rust. The body may have minor scratches or dings and the interior has minor blemishes characteristic of normal wear. The tires match and have at least 50% of tread remaining. Though it may need some reconditioning, it has a clean title history and will pass safety and smog inspection. Some service records are available.

Fair

15% of all cars we value meet these criteria. “Fair” condition means that the vehicle has some cosmetic defects that require repairing and/or replacing and requires some mechanical repairs. The paint and bodywork may require refinishing and body repair. The engine compartment has leaks and may require a tune up. This vehicle may have some repairable rust damage. The body has dings, chips, or scratches and the interior has substantial wear, and may have small tears. The tires may need replacing. This vehicle needs servicing, but is still in reasonable running condition. Has a clean title history. A few service records are available.

*

Assumes properly disclosed condition of vehicle. 2 Does not include buyer’s fees or buyer’s transportation costs. 3 Assumes vehicle has not yet been fully reconditioned, inspected and prepared for retail sale.

**

Assumes vehicle has been fully reconditioned, inspected, has a clean title history and is prepared for retail sale.

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Black Book Data

Automotive valuation data from 1981-current for the year, make, model, series, and style based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), mileage, and region:

  • Trade-In Values: clean, average, and rough
  • Retail Values: extra clean, clean, average, and rough
  • Private-Party Values: extra clean, clean, average, and rough
  • Wholesale
  • Finance Advance
  • MSRP

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