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Find out how much your car is worth

  • Car valuations are quick and easy whether you're buying or selling

  • Compare valuations, fees and estimated selling times

Why is it useful to have a car valuation?

Whether you're buying or selling a car, it's vital to know the vehicle's value. It means you're more informed when it comes to negotiating a price with any potential buyer or seller.

If you're buying a car. Our car valuation tool will show you how much your desired car is worth. Once you've typed in the reg of the car you'll have to choose whether you're planning on buying or selling that car.

You'll then be given 4 different prices:

  • The private value
  • Part-exchange value
  • Forecourt value
  • Quick sale value

When you get a valuation, we'll ask you for the reg of the car and if you plan on buying or selling.

If you're selling a car. You can use our car valuation tool to get an accurate idea of what price to sell your car for. This is key when negotiating a sale, as it allows you to guard against buyers who offer you a price that's below the vehicle's worth.

We'll then give you the car's sale price if you're selling it via:

  • Private sale
  • Part-exchange
  • A forecourt
  • Quick sale

You can use this information to choose the best way to sell your vehicle.

Why should I get a car valuation?

Car buying

When buying a car, you want to make sure you're not paying too much for a used car. You might also want to know if you’re getting a good deal for your money.

Car selling

If you're selling a car, knowing how much to ask for it isn't always straightforward. Undervaluing a car could mean you lose money. But overvaluing could make it a hard sell.


If you're part-exchanging, you don't want to feel pressured into accepting an offer without knowing if it's a good price or not.

What will the valuation report include?

The valuation report will tell you the:

  • Details of the car including its registration date and MOT history
  • Price for selling privately in very good to excellent condition
  • Trade-in price, which is how much you'd be offered for it as a part-exchange
  • Forecourt price, which is how much you could expect to pay for it if buying from a dealer
  • Quicksale price, which is the price you might expect to be offered if you need a quick sale

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How much is my car worth?

To find out the estimated value of a car, use our car valuation tool. It’ll give you an up-to-date price based on the car and its mileage.

  • Find out a car's value, whether it's being sold on the forecourt, as a private sale, or if it's being traded in
  • Our free valuation tool gives a car's price instantly
  • All you need to know is the car's number plate and mileage

The valuation you get could change based on certain factors that increase or decrease a car's value. To find out more, you can read what these factors are below.

What factors can increase the value of a car?

Lots of different factors can affect your car's value. These factors could change your car's value by thousands of pounds, so it's good to get an idea of them:

  • Your car isn't damaged. Your car should sell for a higher price if it doesn't have any damage.
  • You have a complete service history. This can increase your car's value because potential buyers can see that the car's been regularly serviced.
  • Your car is a desirable colour. Some colours are more popular than others, but if you're selling your car it probably isn't worth paying for a respray.
  • Your car has additional tech features. In-car technology such as a built-in sat nav, rear-parking camera or a multimedia system in the car can help it sell for a higher price.

What factors can decrease the value of a car?

Some factors can have a negative impact on a car's value, these include:

  • Modifications. Any non-standard changes to a car can decrease the value. Unmodified cars are usually more desirable to buyers. Keep this in mind if you're planning to alter a car that you may want to sell in the future. Modifications might not put off potential buyers but some insurers might not insure modified cars.
  • Wear and tear. Scratches and damage to the bodywork can bring down the value of a car. Paying to replace or repair damaged parts could be worth it when it comes to selling.
  • Broken car parts. If a mechanic spots a broken part while inspecting it for sale, it might affect your car's value.
  • No up to date car documents. Paperwork such as no current MOT certificate or gaps in the car's service history can decrease its value.
  • A higher number of previous owners. Generally, the more owners a car has had, the less the car is worth.

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