how it works

selling or trading-in

a real offer, right now

Share a few details and we'll extend a real offer for your vehicle in minutes. 100% online. No haggling. No headaches.

Your offer is good for 7-days

That's right. Your offer is not only real, it's good for 7 days.

Simply enter your car's VIN, answer a few questions, and get a real offer in minutes.
We'll always give you our strongest offer based on your vehicle details and current market conditions.
We'll buy your car for cash or you can trade it in. The choice is yours.

Sell or trade-in

Your experience doesn’t end once you get the keys. Our goal is to make sure you have total peace of mind when it comes to your new ride.

Sell your car

  • Flexible scheduling and safe, touchless pickup of your old car.
  • Fast, secure payment by check or direct deposit.
  • Get expert help from our customer care team, if you need it.

Trade in your car

  • Apply your trade-in value to reduce or eliminate the down payment on your next car.
  • Get instant trade-in tax savings in most states, which can be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.
  • Quickly and easily switch out of your old car and into one of thousands of Carvana Certified vehicles.

Easy, online, and on your own time

Our self-service process is 100% online and done at your leisure. All you need to do is upload a few documents and our customer care advocates will help with the rest.

Our process is tailored to you and your individual situation.
We'll buy your car for cash or you can trade it in. It’s up to you.
After our review, choose your payment method and let us know where you want us to pick up your vehicle.


You choose the time and place that works best for you.

We'll pick it up

  • You let us know the time and place and we'll come to you and pick up your vehicle.
  • Designed with your safety in mind, all paperwork will be touchess with the help of our friendly advocate.
  • We'll finalize your sale or trade-in right there and then pay you on the spot.
  • If you bought a car from us, we'll bring your new ride and take your old one.

You drop it off

  • Choose when and where you want to meet us: the nearest vending machine or hub.
  • Our touchless pick up is designed with your safety in mind - all paperwork will be done without contact from our friendly advocate.
  • We'll finalize your sale or trade-in right there. Handing you a check on the spot.
  • If you traded your car in for a new one, we'll have your ride ready for you to drive home.

Customer reviews


Can I sell my vehicle to Carvana without buying a car from you?
Yes. If you live in, or can meet us within, one of our local markets then you can absolutely sell us your car and we’ll even pick it up! You can get your trade appraisal in just a few minutes by clicking here. Trade appraisals are valid for 7 days.
Will the trade-in value I receive from Carvana change?
The trade-in value you receive from Carvana is valid for 7 days. The appraisal will not change as long as the information you entered was accurate.
If I sell my car to Carvana, how and when will I be paid?
We will provide you with a physical check when you hand over your vehicle to us at the time of pick-up or drop-off. If the vehicle is not in the same condition as stated during the online appraisal, we may need to make adjustments to the total amount, and reschedule your appointment.
Will you price match or negotiate on my trade value?
We do not price match or negotiate your trade-in offer. Carvana strives to provide a haggle and hassle-free experience for our customers, so we provide our best offer up front.
What documentation is required to sell my car to Carvana?

You'll be asked to provide pictures of the current odometer reading from your dashboard and driver's licenses of the individuals listed on the title or registration. Other supporting documentation depends on whether you own the vehicle outright or have a lien on the car.

If you own the vehicle outright, we'll need:

  • A picture of the front and back of your trade title. Be sure to include all four corners of the document in your pictures.
  • If you live in the state of Georgia and are trading in your vehicle, you must be listed as an owner on the front of the title. In the event you are not listed on the title, we will need to buy your vehicle as a separate transaction.
  • Please note if anyone other than you is listed on the title, they will need to be present at the time of delivery.

If you have a lien on your vehicle:

  • We'll need a picture of your vehicle's 10-day payoff statement.
  • We'll need a picture of the registration card.

*If your vehicle has negative equity, we will also need a picture of the front and back of a certified check for the amount of negative equity. Please speak with a member of our Customer Advocate team before getting this check so we can tell you the exact amount owed.