Black Book® VIN Scanner

Vehicle Appraisal Data for Dealers

Black Book<sup>®</sup> Vin Scanner

Black Book® on the Carbly® Platform

Black Book® is an independent wholesale and retail price guide. Using the industry's best analytics and most knowledgeable editors, it delivers actionable intelligence and accurate car value data you can count on for both the wholesale and retail markets. It is one of the most widely trusted data sources in the automotive industry.


Black Book® data points we provide:

  • Wholesale
  • Retail
  • Wholesale / Retail Spread
  • Original MSRP
  • Original Equipment Specific MSRP
  • Vehicle Option Add / Deducts
  • Available in Conditions or Adjustments View

Carbly customers who use Black Book® can also perform lender bookouts, simplifying the process of working with banks.

Pair the Black Book® data you trust and rely on with the user-friendly Carbly VIN scanner.

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The Black Book® Data You Trust

Scan a VIN & Get Instant Appraisal Data

Using the industry's best analytics and most knowledgeable editors, Black Book® delivers actionable intelligence and accurate car value data you can count on for both the wholesale and retail markets.

Vehicle model and year
Change vehicle trim
Wholesale and retail values, as well as the spread between the two are displayed in ascending condition order.
Quickly change vehicle options.
Vehicle mileage
Trade-in values.
Original MSRP for the vehicle without options on the left, and the original price of the vehicle with options on the right.
Black Book<sup>®</sup> Vin Scanner - Conditions View

Adjustments View

Adjustments view allows dealers to see the base price with adjustments for mileage, region and options.

Vehicle model and year
Change vehicle trim
Quickly change vehicle options
Vehicle mileage
Adjustments view allows dealers to see the base price with adjustments for mileage, region and options.
Adjustments view shows the data for the vehicle condition selected.
Black Book<sup>®</sup> Vin Scanner - Adjustments View

Vehicle Option Selection

While we all like to consider ourselves experts in the field, it simply isn't possible to know every option for every vehicle in the market. Our vehicle option selection is a great way to make sure that you know which add / deducts to look for when buying, negotiating a trade-in or setting your retail price.

After changing vehicle options, click to update appraisal data.
Select additional options or check ones that are absent. Once complete the numbers on the card update and accurately reflect the value of the vehicle that you are appraising.
Black Book<sup>®</sup> Vin Scanner - Vehicle Options

One tool. All the data you need.

Combine Data Sources for a Complete Snapshot

Tired of referencing multiple accounts and platforms? Accurately and quickly appraise vehicles in a single tool containing all the data points you need.

Use this powerful information to reliably predict true margin before you buy at wholesale and to negotiate sales from an informed position so you don't ever leave money on the table again.

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Never Type a VIN Number Again

Best-in-class VIN Scanner with instant Black Book® vehicle appraisal data

Use your camera to automatically find VIN numbers in printed text, handwriting, screens or the vehicle's barcode or dashboard. Instantly load configuration, trim, appraisal, and integrated history reports.

Vin Scanner with OCR & Text OCR & Text

Find VIN numbers in a sea of text, whether from printed paper, emails, texts and more.

VIN Scanner for Barcodes and Dashboards Barcodes & Dashboards

Quickly and accurately get a vehicle's details from a VIN barcode. Effortless.

VIN Copy and Paste Clipboard Import

The Carbly app detects when you have copied a VIN to your clipboard, and will automatically prompt you to run an appraisal.

VIN Scanner or iOS and Android iOS & Android

Carbly is currently available for both iOS and Android, for licensed auto dealers only.

Common Questions | Black Book® & Carbly

Learn more about Carbly, along with common questions regarding Black Book®.

Black Book® Questions

How do I sign up for Black Book® on Carbly?

I already have a Black Book® subscription; can I use that in Carbly?

Do you offer discounts for additional users on the same account?

I am a new dealer and not sure if Black Book® is the right guide for me. Can someone help?

Is Black Book® on Carbly for dealers only?

I'm not a dealer and I don't work in the industry either. Can I use Black Book® on Carbly?

Can I do bookouts with Black Book® on Carbly?

Carbly Questions

Does Carbly offer a free trial?

How do I register for Carbly?

Is there a minimum term length or contract?

I downloaded the app but it says that I need to login?

Is Carbly for car dealers only?

If the trial is free, why do I have to enter my credit card?

Real Dealers, Real Results

Helping dealers make more informed decisions and more profit per transaction.

Carbly is the best yet

"I've used all the VIN scanners over the years. Carbly is the best yet. It's fast, accurate, easy to use and lets me add unlimited folders, notes and photos. Their support team has always been quick to answer my questions too."

Troy Blackmon Deridder Auto Auction
Keeps us profitable in a competitive market

"We are a large vehicle wholesaler with a sizable inventory. Margins are slim so we have to closely monitor the market for changes. Carbly's data-rich platform and Appraisal Assistant keep us profitable in an extremely competitive and fluid market."

Grant Eriksen Auto Sails Inc
More information for less money

"Great value. Tons of information. I have used Autoniq, Laser Appraiser. Vin Viper. Carbly gives me more information for less money and MUCH better customer service."

Lance VanDyke By The Book Auto Brokers, Inc
Can read text as well as barcodes

"I left Autoniq over a billing dispute which ended up being a blessing in disguise. The VIN scanner on Carbly is so much better; it can read text as well as barcodes. They also have NADA VIN Precision+ which has better trim and build data."

Ken Shepard Cars R Us Omg
Massive time saver

"As a used car manager I have to make sure that I step up on trades to put the new car deals together but I also have to remain profitable as a department. Carbly provides all the market insight that I need to do that. The VIN text reader is a massive time saver too."

Mike Runk Wagner Subaru
Carbly does not let me down

"The core of my business is accurately appraising vehicles. I cannot afford to be wrong and Carbly does not let me down. With data from every point in the market I know that I'm always going to be right."

George Thielen Mobile Used Car Inspections

Want to appraise vehicles faster and more accurately?

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Download our free "Field Guide to Appraising Vehicles" to learn how to price and appraise vehicles more accurately in less time. We've distilled our years of experience down to a 16 page ebook that covers the 4 main areas you should be considering on every vehicle.