Our Easy 3-Step Process

  1. Make an appointment to meet with an appraiser at one of our locations. West Los Angeles, Irvine, or San Diego.
  2. Immediately after the inspection and test drive you will receive a fair and honest offer to purchase your vehicle.
  3. If you’re satisfied with the offer, we handle all the DMV transfers and issue you a check on the spot.

It's So Easy!

How it Works

The Trade-In Solutions appraisal process.

Schedule an Appointment

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What Do I Need to Bring With Me?

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Previous Offers?

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Value My Car

Determine the approximate value of your car.

  • The appraisal we provide is FREE.
  • We are the experts on valuating your trade.
  • Based on decades of experience, each vehicle is carefully valuated using the latest tools available, paying particular attention to market trends.
  • The offer to purchase will be good for 7 days or 350 miles (whichever comes first) from the date of the appraisal (with a $200 adjustment if the "purchase offer" is not accepted on the day appraisal is written).
  • The appraisal will be fully explained and all questions answered and any concerns addressed, by the person writing the appraisal.
  • If you accept the offer, you will be paid with a Trade-In Solutions company check drawn on funds that are immediately available - unlike the competition that pays with bank drafts which are not immediately negotiable.
  • We value your time. The entire process, from appraisal inspection, to documentation completion, and payment, will take 45 minutes or less.



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If you live within a 15 mile radius of our office, we will give you a free shuttle ride home.

If you live further away we have an arrangement with Enterprise Rent A Car (W.L.A. branch only) for a $25 one way car rental to get you home. No drop off fee charge within California.

What to Bring

  • Driver's License or Photo ID
  • Current or Expired Vehicle Registration
  • Vehicle Title or Payoff Information

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