Value my car

Get a free car valuation and find out how much your car is worth in less than 30 seconds.

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Please enter your registration and mileage to get your valuation.

 

What steps are required to value my car?

Our simple three-step process means it has never been easier to value your car.

 
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1. Enter your reg & mileage

Start your free valuation by entering your reg plate and mileage details.

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2. Get your valuation

Find out what your car is worth for free in less than 30 seconds.

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3. Sell your car

Book an appointment at one of our 475+ UK branches. The price will be the same as your online valuation if you’ve accurately described your car.

 

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Which factors affect how much your car is worth?

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 car value:

 
  • Make & model

    Certain models are more desirable and retain their value better than others. If you have a car that is in demand then it could be worth more than you think.

  • The condition of your car

    If there is any damage to the car, the car’s value will be lower than a car with no imperfections. This can include scratches, dents, stone chips and other wear & tear.

  • Mileage

    A car with lower mileage will retain more of its value than a car with above-average mileage.

  • Service history

    A full-service history shows that the car has been well-maintained and means that it will be worth more than a car with service history gaps.

  • Number of previous owners

    Cars with fewer previous owners are generally worth more due to many owners being a potential indication of unsolved problems with the vehicle.

  • Manufacturer’s warranty

    Selling a car with a manufacturer’s warranty provides reassurance to the buyer and can increase the value of the car.

  • Optional extras

    Some extras such as heated seats and upgraded alloys could improve the desirability and value of your car.

  • Current market prices

    Market prices fluctuate based on supply and demand. We use live market data to give you an accurate price at the time of the valuation.

 

Car valuation FAQs

 

Our valuations are based on data provided by CAP. They will constantly reassess the data to adhere to market fluctuations and ensure the valuation of your car is accurate.

Providing all of the details you’ve entered match the condition of the car, the online valuation will match that you receive at your local branch. If you fail to disclose any information such as scratches or if you enter the incorrect mileage, this may impact the final offer you receive.

Our car valuation tool only requires a few details about you and your car to provide an accurate valuation. Before you start your online valuation, we would recommend having the following details on hand:

  • Your reg plate
  • Your car’s mileage
  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your postcode
  • Your telephone number
  • Any damage to your car

Multiple factors impact your car’s value, some of which are within your control while others are not. If you’re looking to get the highest price for your car you should consider the following:

  • Repair any damage - ensuring your car is in good mechanical and aesthetic condition makes it more appealing to buyers, which can increase the value of your car.
  • Have an up-to-date MOT - if you have less than 6 months remaining on your current MOT, it can have a negative impact on how much your car is worth due to the new owner having to get an MOT shortly after purchasing the car.
  • Keep all service records - being able to show that your car has been serviced at regular intervals by a reputable garage will show buyers that the car has been looked after and can improve the value.
  • Clean your car - an easy one to achieve the best valuation possible, a car that is clean is more appealing and can ensure that no dirt is confused as a deeper scratch or dent.

By selling your car to webuyanycar, we can transfer the money into your bank the same day, which can help you get a bigger discount on your next car. Before you part-exchange your car at a dealership, you should value your car in less than 30 seconds by entering your reg and a few additional details.

Modifications can impact what a car is worth both positively and negatively. For example, tinted windows may make the car more aesthetically pleasing which increases the value. On the other hand, some modifications may negatively impact the value of a car, such as non-factory fitted additional extras, as there is no guarantee that they’ve been carried out to a high standard, and they could invalidate the car’s warranty.

Even though many optional extras can make a car more appealing to a buyer, not all additional options guarantee an increase in value when you decide to sell. Body kits, LED headlamps, headlamp washers, cosmetic additions and, in some cases, alloy wheels don’t really enhance the price.

We really do buy any car regardless of the number of miles the car has covered. However, a car that has covered more miles is likely to have more wear and tear, which will mean the resale value of the car may be lower than an identical car that has covered fewer miles.

Many factors are considered when providing an accurate valuation of your car, such as how your car has been looked after, optional extras included and the popularity of the colour and trim of the vehicle.

Unfortunately, something that cannot be avoided is that all cars depreciate over time. As soon as a new car is driven off the forecourt it will lose a percentage of its value. The more expensive the value of the new car, the faster it tends to depreciate.

The average new car will lose up to 60% of its value within the first three years of ownership. However, the rate of depreciation isn’t consistent across all makes and models. You can find out more data around depreciation here.

If you're within the price guarantee then even if the valuation changes, you're protected for 4 days from when you initially found out what your car is worth.

If you're outside of the price guarantee, then depending on market conditions, your price may increase or decrease. If it does increase (within the first 21 days) then we let customers know by email.

Yes, we'll send a copy of your valuation to the email address that you provided. We may also send any price updates via email depending on the market conditions.

We do in fact buy any car, however, there might be some cars that will require a manual valuation due to the age of the vehicle. To receive a manual valuation, you will need to provide us with the details of your car via email to wbac-valuations@webuyanycar.com.

It might sound strange, but it is possible that your car may be worth more at different times of year as prices can fluctuate over seasons.

For example, spring is a great time to sell a convertible as the weather improves and demand for this type of car increases. Conversely, you may find as we enter autumn and winter, interest in 4x4s and SUVs rise as these models are more suited to winter weather conditions and, as a result, prices will increase.

As we say, we really do buy any car, including a car with outstanding finance. All you need to do is get a valuation with us and bring an up to date settlement letter from your finance company which includes:

  • Your settlement amount
  • Your agreement reference number