How it Works

1 Tell Us About Your Car

Just enter your license plate info or VIN number to get the process started. If you don’t have either one handy, no problem. We can give you an estimate using the year, make and model.

Once you have submitted all the necessary info, our system will give you an instant offer. The Before U Trade team will review your offer and send a follow-up email with the next steps.

Feel there is more to your car’s story? Let us know, we want to earn your business. During normal business hours you can expect this all to take place in 15-30 minutes.

Drop Off & Get Paid

Once you have accepted your offer, we will coordinate the purchase. You can drop-off at one of our locations or pick-up is available in most areas if you prefer. At the appointment we will perform a quick inspection, exchange paperwork and signatures – then you get paid!

Here’s what you’ll need.

To get your best offer select what is readily available to verify your vehicle.

Ready to get your offer?

Give us a few details about your car and we’ll provide you with a no obligation offer in 3 easy steps.

Don’t have plate or VIN? Get estimate.

Vehicle Identification Number

Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is 17 character long (digits and letters) and can be found in the following locations:

On Vehicle

  • Driver’s side interior dash
  • Under the hood (up front)
  • Between your front carb and windshield washer unit
  • Trunk, under the spare tire
  • Rear wheel wall
  • Driver door jam (open the door first)

In Your Documentation

  • Vehicle title
  • Registration card
  • Insurance documents
  • Owner’s manual
  • Body shop repair records
  • Police reports
  • Vehicle history report or VIN check