Free Car Valuation is a quick, convenient way to value your car. If you’re looking to find out how much your car is worth, simply enter your number plate below to get a FREE valuation in less than 60 seconds.


How much is my car worth?

You can receive an up-to-date value for your car based on the model, mileage, and the number of previous owners using our free car valuation tool.

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1. Enter your registration

Simply enter your vehicle’s registration number to begin your free car valuation.

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2. Get your free valuation

Find out what your car is worth based on market value, demand and seasonality.

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3. Book an appointment

Simply book an appointment at one of our 300+ UK branches.


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Why value your car with

  • 4 day price guarantee

    The value of your car is guaranteed for 4 days after you obtain your quote.

  • No obligation to sell

    We don’t use pushy sales tactics but provide a hassle-free assessment of your vehicle.

  • We can settle outstanding finance

    Want to sell a car with remaining finance? No problem, we can settle it!

  • Sell your car in under an hour

    Selling your car has never been simpler. It takes less than an hour from your initial valuation to the car being sold.

  • Avoid the hassle of a lengthy private sale

    Dodge the hassle and monotony of a private car sale with our quick, convenient car buying service.

  • Have cash in your bank in 30 minutes

    Have cash in your bank in as little as 30 minutes with our Premier Payment option.


Factors that affect your car’s value

How much your car is worth depends on a range of factors, including its age, mileage, condition, and general seasonal variances. Below are the main factors that affect your cars value:

  • Depreciation

    The age of a car will affect how much it is worth, with the majority of the value being lost within the first year of ownership. After this, the depreciation curve is less steep, however, a car can still lose up to 50% of its value over a period of three years.

  • Mileage

    The mileage of a vehicle indicates how much it has been driven historically. Generally, a car with lower mileage will be worth more than the same vehicle with higher mileage where all other factors are the same. Therefore, the fewer miles a car has accumulated over its lifetime, the more it’s likely to be worth.

  • Service history

    A car that has been serviced at regular intervals indicates the car has been well maintained by the previous owner(s). As such, gaps in the service history or not having service history records at all could negatively impact the car’s valuation and make it more difficult to sell.

  • Damage

    Aesthetic or structural damage to a car will have a negative impact on the value. Our car valuation tool will assume there is no damage to your vehicle - to ensure your valuation is accurate you can add any damage prior to booking an appointment.

  • Manufacturer warranty

    Selling a car with a manufacturer’s warranty provides reassurances to the buyer and has a positive impact on what your car is worth.

  • Previous owners

    Generally, the fewer previous owners a car has had, the more it is worth. Many previous owners could indicate unresolved problems with the vehicle.

  • Optional extras

    There are various optional extras available on new cars, which may positively impact the desirability and value of the car. This can include aesthetic features such as upgraded alloys, through to features that improve the comfort, such as heated seats.

  • Seasonality

    A car’s value can differ depending on the current market conditions, time of year and demand. Therefore, the time you choose to sell your car can have an impact on how much your car is worth. For example, a convertible car is likely to be in higher demand in the summer months, whilst a 4x4 is likely to be more appealing during the winter months.


What information do I need to value my car?

Our free car valuation tool is incredibly simple and easy to use. To ensure you can get a valuation in under 60 seconds, we recommend you have the following details to hand:

  • Your car’s registration plate

  • The car’s mileage

  • The number of previous owners

  • The level of service history (E.g. Full, part, none)

  • Your name

  • Your email address

  • Your postcode – to find your nearest branch

  • Your telephone number

  • Any damage to your vehicle

To ensure you get the most accurate figure possible, our system may add a few additional questions depending on the car make and model you enter. For example, some models often come with a built-in SatNav system or leather seats, and by providing those extra details, your valuation may be adjusted.


Why get a car valuation?

Whether you’re buying or selling a car, knowing its value gives you the information you need to make the right choice.

  • If you’re selling your car

    If you’re interested in selling your car, all you need to do is enter your registration plate to find out how much your car is worth in less than 60 seconds. If you’re happy with the online valuation, you can book an appointment at your closest branch and sell your car in under an hour - it’s never been simpler!

  • If you’re thinking of part exchanging

    You may be thinking about trading in your car and putting the equity towards the car you want to buy. With you can get a free car valuation in under 60 seconds and become a cash buyer, allowing you to get the best deal on your next car.

  • If you’re buying a car

    Buying a car can be a big financial commitment, so it’s important you’re getting a good deal. Simply enter the registration plate of the car you want to buy and enter a few additional details to find out the car’s value. If our online valuation is below the buyers asking price, you could use that to negotiate a better deal.


How to get the best price for your car

There are several ways to increase your car’s value if you’re looking to make more from the sale. They include:

  • Repair any damage

    A car in perfect condition will ultimately be worth more than the same car which has cosmetic or mechanical damage. This is due to the cost of repairs having to be deducted from the car’s resale price.

    Vehicles that have been involved in a collision which resulted in the car being deemed an insurance write-off will also see the value decreased. These cars will be sold as Category S or Category N depending on the damage that has been incurred during the accident.

  • Drive less

    Mileage is one of the key factors in your car’s value, with low mileage generally meaning it’ll fetch a higher price. Be conscious of minimizing your mileage to make sure that, when you come to sell, you’ll get the best price.

  • Keep all service-records

    Service history gives the buyer an indication of how well a car has been looked after and highlights any historical issues. A car that only has a part or no service history is a bigger risk to the buyer, therefore the resale value is lower. To reduce the amount of depreciation caused by gaps in the service history, it is advised that all service and MOT documentation is retained.

  • Avoid modifications

    Modifications can have a negative impact on a car’s value as it adds more risk for the buyer and could be hiding previous damage. Modifications to the car’s mechanics also increase the risk involved, as there’s no guarantee they’ve been carried out to a high standard.