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
- 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?
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.
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 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.
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