What is a car valuation?
An important part of the journey to buying a new car, whether it is brand new or a previously owned vehicle, is knowing how much your current car is worth. This allows you to work out how much you’ll need to pay to buy your new car and determine whether it is affordable.
How do you value a car?
In order for us to give you a value for your car we need to know your registration – this allows us to identify exactly what car you have. We then need your mileage. Using this, we compare your car to automotive industry data on market value. Vehicle values do depend on the vehicle condition, but we provide you with a valuation based on your vehicle being in good condition.
Is the valuation guaranteed?
We can’t guarantee the valuation as we’ve not seen your car. Once you bring your car in to us we can perform a more detailed appraisal – if your car is in great condition you may find we’ll offer you more than we’ve valued through our online service.
What affects the value of my car?
There are a number of factors involved in the value of your car.
Age – the younger the car is the more it is worth
Service History – having a service history will generally mean your car is worth more than a similar one that doesn’t. A service history shows that the car has been well maintained
Mileage – keeping your mileage down will help you retain value in your part exchange
Condition – ties in with the Service History, the better condition you keep your car in, the more you’ll get for it