Galves car valuation and automotive market data goes the extra mile to ensure you are buying and trading vehicles for the right price. Their process begins with having automotive remarketing experts within the United States comb through thousands of transactions to analyze and update current market data on a daily basis. This ensures Galves data reflects current market conditions. This is critical in today's automotive market.
The Galves book value difference goes beyond the color, mileage, or condition of each vehicle. Galves trade-in and market ready values provide you with unique information about each vehicle’s specific options and trim level so you can make an educated decision instead of guessing and hoping for the best when it comes to used car prices.
Through the insight provided, Galves calculates the trade-in value and the market ready value for each vehicle so you can know exactly where you stand before getting involved. When combined with the Laser Appraiser car dealership management software and VIN scanner, the insight gained from Galves automotive marketing trends can take your dealership to the next level.
This Galves valuation represents the “actual cash value” of a consumer owned trade-in, which may not be market ready. According to Galves, this means a vehicle that is:
This Galves valuation represents the value of an exceptional/reconditioned “market ready” vehicle. According to Galves, this means a car that:
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The Galves car valuation calculator automatically syncs adjustments across platforms including the Dealer Studio desktop.
Get all book values, including Galves, in one convenient app for a complete auto valuation snapshot. Save time by appraising vehicles quickly and accurately with a single vehicle valuation tool. Laser Appraiser car dealer management software partners with these major industry leaders to provide you with all the data points you need in a single convenient app.
Use this invaluable Galves vehicle valuation guide data to forecast your margin with reliable accuracy before buying wholesale or negotiating sales. Use the power of information at your fingertips to see a stronger bottom line on each used car sale you make so you never leave money on the table again.
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Galves' history dates back to the 1920s, and the company claims to be “perhaps the oldest automotive wholesale company in the United States.” By the 1950s, the company was selling hundreds of used vehicles every month, and “recognized the need for a truly accurate and reliable price guide to help dealers function effectively in the rapidly expanding marketplace.” The first Galves book was published in 1957—and the rest is history!
Since the company has a storied history as a leading used car dealer itself, dealers trust Galves to provide accurate valuations. In this vein, Galves has a reputation for being the most dealer-friendly of the large vehicle valuation books, because their evaluations tend to show lower valuations and pricing for used vehicles (justifying a lower dealer offer to customers looking to trade in their vehicles). Many dealers, however, use multiple books to craft their trade-in offers—and this is the recommended approach.
Over the years, Galves has continued to expand its data to include regionalized values, VIN-specific guaranteed prices and more.
Contact the expert team at Laser Appraiser for recommendations on the best combination of car valuation data sources based on your needs and budget.
To give dealers an accurate view of wholesale valuation, Galves publishes two types of values for each vehicle. The first is “Trade-in Value”. This valuation should be applied to vehicles that are being traded in by a driver but need some work at the dealership to get them market-ready. This could mean that the vehicle is generally in good condition but may need “minor reconditioning in the area of brakes, wheels, interior and exterior cosmetics.” This valuation does NOT include vehicles with major body or structural issues, or vehicles that have concerning vehicle history reports. Galves notes that “most consumer-owned vehicles fit into this category.”
The second type of car valuation Galves publishes is their “Market Ready Value.” This essentially applies to used cars that are either in excellent condition to begin with, or have been reconditioned to make them “market ready.” It also is indicative of a car that has been inspected and vetted, and is free from mechanical and vehicle history issues. Galves notes that “only the most exceptional consumer-owned vehicles fall into this category.”
Galves can be an ideal choice for wholesale dealers because it provides both values, allowing for the dealer to assess the true value of the car based on its condition.
Dealers can purchase a Galves subscription through Laser Appraiser; if you have a current Galves subscription, you’ll need to cancel it and resubscribe after signing up for Laser Appraiser.
A reliable VIN Scanner is a must for any auto dealership or vehicle wholesaler. The Laser Appraiser VIN Scanner for iPhone and Android can be used to quickly and easily scan a VIN, delivering a mobile vehicle appraisal and valuation—including Galves data—with live, critical auction and valuation data.
This scanner is an ideal way to get vehicle information quickly. And with new advanced technology, it can automatically find VIN numbers and barcodes within larger blocks of text, automatically—even damaged or hard-to-read codes!
You’ll also want to make sure you have a reliable dealer management system that allows you to focus less on operational tasks and more on taking care of your customers and employees. Our convenient auto dealer software keeps your hands free while providing your sales team with all the used car prices and relevant vehicle market data they need to drive sales and profit with a competitive edge.
Although we understand how useful the Laser Appraiser vehicle valuation software is, Galves on Laser Appraiser is only available to licensed car dealers and automotive industry professionals.
Laser Appraiser offers a free Galves trial. Get Started today by reaching out to our sales team.