The simple answer could easily be…it depends on who you ask!
The sarcastic answer would be…how long’s a piece of string…..twice the length from it’s middle if you want to get clever!
Getting a true valuation on your car can be very difficult, at the end of the day it is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. It’s all well and good visiting various web sites and getting valuations from them, some will even charge you for this service. But how accurate is that valuation? They may give you a high valuation that makes you feel better but will they put their money where their mouth is and buy your car for what they claim it is worth?
Many sites claim to use industry experts and real time updates on car prices to give you the most accurate valuation for your car….great but anyone could claim this if they weren’t actually offering to buy the car. This may help you in deciding if a car you are buying is good value for money or if you are going to try and sell your car privately what you should ask for it.
If truth be told, the best way to get a value for your car is to either shop around and look at what similar cars are selling for….note this is different to what they may be advertised for. Just because someone is trying to sell a car for £5000 doesn’t mean it is worth that, in the end they may accept a much lower offer just to sell it. A great and probably more accurate option is to ask a trade buyer what they would be prepared to offer for your car.
The majority of trade buyers use the same guide (Glass’) and valuation data (CAP) to value cars, as well as using their experience they know those cars that can fetch “above book” prices and those that are “behind the book”. Factoring in things such as mileage adjustment, service history, colour, interior condition, additional extras and general condition of your car. With a trade buyer you know your valuation has come from someone who is willing to put their money where their mouth is and buy your car quickly and conveniently as many will often come to you to collect your car and not start renegotiating before concluding the sale.
Free Car Valuations is an upfront and honest trade buyer of all vehicles under 6 years old. Simply enter your registration number and mileage on our home page and your trade valuation will instantly appear. Even better fill in a few more details and we will make a genuine offer to buy your car, quickly, securely and hassle free.No Comments