Instant Cash Offer
Let us make you an offer
Get an accurate offer instantly to sell or trade-in your car.
Three steps to sell your car
Get an Instant Offer
Our online tool will give you a quick value for your car based on real-time trade-in data for cars like yours. (Offer will be valid for 3 days)
Verify your car's condition
Bring your car to a participating dealership near you for a quick review. No clean up or additional preparation required.
Cash out the same day
Leave with cash or use the offer towards a trade-in You may get a higher offer based on your car’s features.
Benefits of Instant Cash Offer
"...the person on the phone was very helpful, they made me an offer I couldn't refuse, it was above my expectation and the transaction was quick & easy." Roger J (Newmarket)
"Very easy to use. I enjoyed the experience. I ended up trading in the car for a higher value than what was guaranteed. Would definitely recommend for others to give it a try” Dina C (Mississauga)
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Frequently asked questions
Your car’s value is calculated based on:
- Thorough comparison between your car and millions of Canadian trade-in data points.
- Experience evaluating and analyzing historical and seasonal trends.
Verifying your car's features at the dealership ensures the most accurate offer.
You can sell as quickly as the same day! However, you do have a maximum of three days to consider the offer you received before it expires. Just bring the offer to a participating dealership, verify your car’s features, and walk out with a cheque.
The value is generated based on your car’s trade-in value and the details you provided. An in-person review at a participating dealership will allow for a closer look at your car’s features to provide you with the most accurate offer.
You will be able to receive the exact offer amount after a quick in-person review of your car’s features at a participating dealership.
An interested dealership will likely contact you first! You are also welcome to make the first contact! Refer to your offer for a list of suggested dealerships to email or call. There should be a copy of the offer in your email inbox.
Walk-ins are certainly welcome! Ask to speak to the dealership’s Instant Cash Offer representative and they will help you through the next steps. If you don’t have an offer or your offer has expired, they will help you generate a new one.
An Instant Cash Offer representative will guide you through the process at the dealership, where a quick review of your car’s features will be performed. After you accept the offer, you may cash out or use it towards a trade-in.
Bring any important documents such as your car’s ownership and loan records if applicable. Don’t forget the spare keys!
If you’re making payments for your car, you can still obtain an offer for it. However, to redeem it, you will have to pay off the remainder owed.
Yes, you can get an offer regardless of your car’s condition — no repairs or inspections are required. Sometimes you are given a range because an exact offer cannot be generated, usually due to heavy car modifications and accidents. A quick in-person review will verify the final value
The offer is valid for 72 hours from the moment it is generated. You can still visit a participating dealership with your expired offer, and they will help you generate a new one.
Some participating dealerships offer extra services such as vehicle collection and drop off shuttle. Please inquire with the specific dealership when scheduling an appointment.
There are absolutely no transaction or hidden fees charged by AutoTrader or participating dealerships.
If you accept the offer, you can get paid the same day. The dealership will write you a cheque or you may use the value towards a trade-in.
Yes, save on tax on your newly purchased car when you trade-in your old one.
Yes, your car will stay at the dealership and you will leave with a cheque. Make sure to bring all important paperwork and remove all personal belongings.
Some participating dealerships will offer a ride home. You will have to inquire with the specific dealership when you make your appointment.