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Welcome to webuyanycar.com: the quick, convenient way to value your car. If you’re looking to uncover your car's value, simply enter your reg number above to get your FREE and instant online car valuation.

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How do you value my car?

Follow these simple steps to find out quickly receive a free online car valuation:

  1. Enter your reg

     

    Simply enter your vehicle’s registration number in the box above to begin your free car valuation
  2. Fill out your car's details

     

    Tell us a few simple details about your car such as its condition, mileage and service history.
  3. Get your free car valuation

     

    We combine the information you've given us with data on market value, demand and seasonality.

Discover your car's value

  • 7 day price guarantee

     

    Even though your car's value can change daily, we secure your quote for 7 days.
  • No obligation to sell

     

    We don't use pushy sales tactics but provide a no hassle assessment of your vehicle.
  • We can settle any finance

     

    Looking to sell a car with remaining finance? No problem, we can settle it!
  • Sell your car in an average time of 35 minutes

     

    Selling your car has never been quicker or simpler than it is with webuyanycar.com
  • 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.

     

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How to get a free car valuation

Watch our simple walk-through video to see exactly how easy it is to calculate your car value using our website or mobile app.

Simply enter your reg number in the box at the bottom of this page to begin the process, followed by a few simple details, such as mileage, previous owners and service history.

If you have all of the details to hand, you could receive a car valuation in under 60 seconds!

Helping you get the best price for your car

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What is a car valuation?

Our car valuation engine makes it incredibly easy to receive an instant online estimate of your car's value. It often takes several factors, such as mileage, previous owners and service history into account before resulting in a final price. You can value your car in seconds by simply entering your registration number here.

Getting an accurate estimate of your vehicle's value is essential if you are looking to sell your car, ensuring you get a fair price when the time comes. While many businesses offer quick and free car valuations, they often don’t take factors such as mileage, condition or previous owners into consideration, resulting in a figure with little substance behind it. For visitors looking to value their car with an intention to sell, it’s also worth bearing in mind that many websites offering this service do not also offer a car buying service, making the whole process ultimately pointless!

With webuyanycar.com, however, you can get an online car valuation that is just as quick, but by entering those extra details on the car’s condition and history you will receive a more accurate and reliable figure, plus you can choose to sell at the end of the process if you’re happy with the sale price.

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How to get the best possible price for your car

When the time comes to sell your car, it is fair to say you will want to sell it for the best possible price. There are a number things you can do to ensure you can retain as much value as possible:

The key influences that affect a car’s value are its age, mileage and condition. If you bear these factors in mind when owning a car, it could be beneficial when it’s time to move on to your next car. For example, only drive your car when necessary. Excessive driving not only will increase the miles clocked but will also increase the chance of general wear and tear, damaging the condition of the car.

When it comes to the age of the car, knowing when to sell will influence the resale price. For example, the plate change, when a new registration plate is released, can affect the age of the car, so it is often beneficial to sell your car before the next plate change. You can find a full list of how to receive the best possible price from our guide here.

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How much is my car worth?

Your car's value is determined after we collect various pieces of information about your car’s condition and history. Once we have these details, we quickly combine them with automotive industry data, such as market value and demand, to provide you with your instant online car valuation.

As you can likely imagine, it's almost impossible for two used cars to be exactly the same in every way, making it hard to give a 'one size fits all' car valuation. While two vehicles may share the same model, age, colour and service history, it's likely that additional details such as their mileage or number of previous owners will differ.

However, we have put together a rough pricing guide to help visitors figure out an average value of what their car could be worth based purely on its age alone, but again it is important to note that the data here cannot take unique factors such as condition, usage and supporting documentation into consideration.

A better way to gain a more accurate estimate of your car value is to simply enter your number plate above, and receive your online valuation in just a few simple steps. From there, you have the option of booking an appointment at one of 200+ webuyanycar.com branches in the UK, and you could sell the vehicle within 45 minutes of your initial valuation should you so wish! Either way, the car value you receive will be guaranteed for 7 days, meaning if you attend an appointment at your local branch and choose to sell, you'll receive the valuation you were quoted online, providing the vehicle is in the condition you stated it was in.

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What information do I need to get a car valuation?

Our online car value calculator is incredibly quick and easy to use. To make sure you breeze through this quick and simple process, we recommend you have the following details to hand:

  • Your car’s registration number
  • The current mileage of your car
  • The number of previous owners your car has had
  • The service history records that you have (E.g. Full, part, none)
  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your postcode – to find your nearest branch
  • Your telephone number

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 getting those extra details your valuation will be as accurate as possible, giving you a much more accurate final price.

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How long is my car valuation valid for?

Your car valuation is valid for 7 days meaning that you can visit one of our 200+ branches within 7 days and get the price that you were quoted online. Once you book your appointment and bring your car to branch one of our experienced VP’s (Vehicle Purchasers) will inspect your car to make sure it is in the condition you say it is.

Within this 7-day period, the figure we give you will remain unaffected by outside influencers, such as market value and demand fluctuations, which can have a negative impact on the overall worth of a car. This is especially useful for someone looking to sell their vehicle around the date of the annual ‘plate change’

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Why does car value differ when using other online valuation calculators?

There are countless free car valuation calculators around and no doubt you have tried most of them. Each tool will more than likely give you a different price than the last one. That’s because many of the tools that offer to calculate the value of your car do not take a full range of factors into consideration. While many will request details relating to mileage or previous owners, the selection of details you can choose to submit is usually pretty thin, resulting in a lot of vague and unreliable car value estimates.

With webuyanycar.com, however, you can opt to give a full breakdown of the history and condition of your car, adding in details of any existing cosmetic damage or operational issues. This will refine the result and ensure the final figure you receive is an accurate representation of your vehicle's value. 

Having purchased well over 1 million cars, it’s fair to say we’ve had plenty of practice at delivering great free car valuations for our visitors. Remember, the more details you enter during the online process, the more accurate your final estimate will be!

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Why Does My Car Value Change?

Car values often fluctuate up and down throughout the year due to a number of factors relating to the car's age, condition, and documentation. Such as…

Age depreciation

General age depreciation is usually the most impactful cause of a car losing its value over time. In many cases, a brand new car can lose as much as 35% of its initial value in the first year of ownership, and up to 50% over a period of three years.

However, certain makes and models suffer from age depreciation less than others, with some cars only suffering a depreciation of 15% in the first year.

Service History

It’s fair to say that anyone looking to buy a used car would want a good idea of how well the car has been looked after in the past, and most of this information comes from a vehicle’s service history log. The more information a buyer can have about the detailed service history of a car; the more confidence they can have when it comes to offering a fair price.

To be sure you can sell your vehicle for the best possible value, it’s worthwhile keeping all MOT & service documents, particularly if your vehicle has a full ‘approved’ service history from the car’s manufacturer.

Mileage

From a buyer’s perspective, mileage is an indication of how much a car has been used in relation to the year the car was made. For example, if a car that is 3 years old has a total mileage of 75,000 miles, we can deduce that the vehicle has traveled 25,000 miles a year, on average. This is more than double the UK average figure, and therefore the car would be worth less at resale as a result.

In most cases, the fewer total miles a car has accumulated over the years, the more value it will ultimately retain in this area, so striving to keep the mileage down when possible is a good way to hold on to your car’s value.

Car Size and Category

This is a lesser known fact, but the size and category of a vehicle can have a bearing on its resale value. Bigger cars such as 4x4s, or pricier luxury models often depreciate at a faster rate than smaller standard vehicles.

The main reason for this is down to the running and maintenance costs that come with these vehicles; not only do they require a lot more fuel over the years than vehicles with smaller engines, but they are often expected to be taken for more expensive ‘approved’ services each year.

These factors can make the car less appealing to a potential buyer during resale, and can, therefore, impact on the market value of a vehicle.

Manufacturer Warranty

Selling a vehicle that has an outstanding warranty from the manufacturer often results in a better price when calculating car value. Most cars have a standard manufacturer warranty of 3 years, but it’s becoming increasingly common for new cars to come with an extended warranty of up to 7 years.

This means it’s certainly worth checking the details of your initial warranty guarantee, it could well be an added bonus to the buyer and help you gain a higher vehicle valuation in the meantime.

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