Free car appraisal

Looking for a quick, convenient and free car appraisal? Enter your registration number below and we can appraise your car in under 60 seconds!


How do appraise my car?

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Our car appraisal process is quick, simple and incredibly convenient. Here’s how the appraisal process works:

  • Enter your registration number

    Entering your car’s registration plate number into our valuation tool allows us to identify the vehicle, including details about its make, model and year of manufacture.

  • Add a few simple details

    To obtain a valuation, we require a few simple details, including the vehicle’s mileage, condition and service history. The valuation is generated based on what you tell us, so if you want a more accurate valuation you can opt to give additional detail on your car’s condition.

  • Receive your FREE car appraisal

    Receive your valuation based on market value, demand and seasonality.


Why appraise your car with

  • Free valuation

    Get your free car valuation in less than 60 seconds.

  • No obligation to sell

    You will receive your free car appraisal instantly; if you are interested in selling your car to us you can book an appointment through our website.

  • Avoid the hassle of a lengthy private sale

    Appraising your car at a local showroom as part of a part-exchange deal can be arduous and may result in an unnecessary loss of value. Get an instant online valuation from the comfort of your own home!

  • You could sell your car in an average time of just 30 minutes

    With 350+ branches now in the UK, you could receive your online car appraisal and sell your car in under 30 minutes.

  • Receive cash for your car in 30 minutes

    With our Premier Payment option, you could receive the cash for your vehicle in as little as half an hour.

  • We can settle any finance

    Free yourself of existing finance arrangements when you sell with


What is a car appraisal?


A car appraisal is a method you can use to find out how much your car is worth. By entering your registration number into the vehicle registration box above, followed by a few simple details, you could receive an online car appraisal in under 60 seconds.

While there are several used-car appraisal methods available to you (such as having your car valued at a local car showroom, or using online car listings to gain a very rough idea of how much your car might be worth), by using our online car valuation tool you can receive an instant valuation and then visit your local branch for a detailed appraisal.

Having your car appraised is useful for several reasons; firstly, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision on when and if you should sell your car, how to value your car with insurers and if you should settle finance arrangements.

Car appraisals are also great for tracking the value of your car, especially if you’re considering selling the vehicle in a year or two. Part of securing a great value for your car can depend on when you choose to sell.

If you choose to book an appointment at your local branch to sell your car, one of our friendly vehicle purchasers will conduct a quick car appraisal on the day. Once your entire car appraisal is complete, you can then opt to sell your car there and then if you like.


Should I appraise my car?

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No matter what your reason is for wanting to know the current value of your vehicle, we can appraise your car for you, and it’s completely free.

Whether you’re looking to sell your car or simply track its value over the years, our handy online car value calculator will give you an up-to-date quote for your car, taking various factors into consideration, including age, the number of previous owners, current market value, the condition of the vehicle and more.

There are ways to ensure your car’s appraisal isn’t affected too much by factors that can be controlled. For example, the condition of the car and how many miles it has driven. Taking care of your car will help to prevent your car from depreciating more than it has to. For tips on how to protect your car’s appraisal, take a look at our guide on how to get the best price for your car.

If you’re wondering, “should I appraise my car?” the answer is definitely yes; with access to our free cutting-edge car value calculator at the top of this page, there’s no reason not to! A free and instant used-car appraisal is less than 60 seconds away. Enter your car’s number plate now to begin.


Example used car appraisals


When it comes to used-car appraisals, no two cars are the same, so it can be difficult to list accurate examples you can use to value your own car without appraising your car first. However, we can take some average values of cars by category (4x4, City Car, Convertible etc.) and share data on how much they are worth, on average, during their first ten years.


Car appraisals by year


The below data shows average car values by category and the rate of depreciation over a car’s first ten years. You can use the tabs across the top to access the car appraisal data for each vehicle category, and then use this data to gain a rough idea of how your vehicle could be priced at valuation.*

Sector 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year +10 Year Average Vehicle
4x4 100.0% 62.1% 52.9% 44.6% 38.2% 32.2% 27.8% 22.3% 18.2% 13.8% 10.8% 4.6% 39.0%
City Car 100.0% 57.9% 48.0% 38.1% 30.9% 24.7% 20.6% 16.9% 13.1% 10.0% 7.4% 3.6% 35.7%
Convertible 100.0% 60.6% 45.7% 39.2% 31.5% 26.6% 23.0% 17.6% 15.0% 12.8% 9.7% 5.4% 30.9%
Executive 100.0% 56.6% 42.9% 34.8% 27.6% 22.2% 18.3% 14.7% 11.7% 8.1% 5.9% 2.9% 24.6%
Lower Medium 100.0% 57.2% 46.4% 39.0% 32.1% 26.0% 19.7% 14.7% 12.0% 8.9% 6.2% 2.4% 28.0%
Mini MPV 100.0% 54.4% 43.5% 32.5% 28.0% 22.2% 13.8% 10.8% 8.1% 6.0% 4.0% 1.9% 18.6%
MPV 100.0% 55.6% 45.6% 38.0% 33.0% 28.2% 22.5% 16.9% 12.5% 8.6% 6.3% 3.0% 31.4%
Small Executive 100.0% 61.4% 50.5% 41.5% 33.2% 28.3% 23.6% 18.4% 14.6% 10.4% 6.7% 3.0% 25.7%
Sports 100.0% 65.9% 55.7% 42.1% 34.9% 32.0% 27.2% 1% 18.6% 16.9% 13.7% 9.3% 33.3%
Supercar 100.0% 80.9% 65.3% 52.1% 43.3% 37.3% 32.4% 32.2% 28.1% 24.5% 25.6% 19.9% 44.4%
Supermini 100.0% 57.6% 43.9% 36.4% 29.7% 25.3% 19.4% 15.5% 10.7% 6.7% 4.8% 2.2% 33.7%
Upper Medium 100.0% 56.4% 48.3% 40.8% 33.2% 26.8% 17.0% 13.1% 9.6% 6.8% 4.4% 1.7% 23.4%
Grand Total 100.0% 59.0% 47.8% 40.1% 33.8% 28.5% 23.2% 17.5% 14.0% 10.5% 7.4% 3.5% 30.1%

*The data assumes the car in question is in perfect condition, has all appropriate service history and documentation, and has not exceeded the annual average of 12,000 miles.

As you can see from the table above, a car can lose almost half of its value in the first four years of ownership, meaning if you’re considering selling, it may be wise to sell before the bi-annual plate change occurs, making the car another year older.

Luckily, with, you can sell your car at a time and date that is convenient for you, and you can sell before the plate change occurs. Simply enter your registration number above to receive your car appraisal and arrange an appointment at your local branch.


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