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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:
The age of a car will affect how it’s valued, 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 could lose up to 50% of its value over a period of three years.
The mileage of a vehicle is a good indicator of how much it’s been driven. 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.
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 a lack of service history records at all could negatively impact the car’s value and make it more difficult to sell.
Aesthetic or structural damage to a car will have a negative impact on its 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.
Selling a car with a manufacturer’s warranty provides reassurances to the buyer and has a positive impact on how much it’s worth.
Generally, the fewer previous owners a car has had, the more it’s worth. Many previous owners could indicate unresolved problems with the vehicle.
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.
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 your valuation. 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.
Our free car valuation tool is incredibly simple and easy to use. We don’t ask for much, but to ensure you can get an accurate 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 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 Sat Nav system or leather seats, and by telling us about those extra details, your car valuation may be adjusted.
There are several ways to increase your car’s value if you’re looking to make more from the sale. They include:
Damage, either mechanical or aesthetic, to your car is one of the main things that can decrease its value. Ensuring that your car’s in as good a condition as possible by getting any critical damages repaired can maximize what it’s worth.
Your car not having a current and valid MOT certificate can harm how much it’s worth in a sale, as it means the buyer will have to pay for a new MOT to ensure the vehicle’s road legal.
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.
A complete service record for your car will most likely increase its value. An unbroken record of all services it’s received mean that the buyer can be confident it’s been looked after.
While quite a superficial change, making sure that your car is clean when you come to sell it can make all the difference in how likely it is to attract buyers.
While you might think that modifications might increase a car’s value, since they’re additional extras that cost you money, they might actually mean it’s worth less on the market. That’s because not everyone will want the modifications you do.
The more miles a car has been driven, the less it is worth due to the car having more wear and tear. To work out how much the value of your car has been affected, you can group your mileage into bands of 20,000 miles, such as — up to 20k, 40k, 60k miles etc. As a general rule, each time a car moves into the next band, it loses approximately 20% of its current value.
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.
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.
Generally, the more owners a car has had, the less it will be worth. This is due to potential inconsistencies in driving styles, how the car has been maintained and the amount of mileage the car has covered. You can find out the number of previous owners by looking at the vehicle’s V5 document.
A car that is still under manufacturer warranty could increase how much your car is worth. It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to offer extended periods of warranty to improve sales and interest for their fleet, therefore if your car is less than a few years old, it’s likely it’ll still be covered. If your car is still under warranty it’ll improve the value, as it provides peace of mind to the buyer that they’re protected should anything covered under warranty go wrong.
Modifications to a car can both positively and negatively impact what it is worth at resale. Some modifications may make the car more aesthetically pleasing, which can result in the value being higher as it appeals more to a car enthusiast. However, modifications can also have a negative impact on the resale 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.
The age of a car is one of the largest determining factors when it comes to assessing how much the car is worth. Newer cars can depreciate quite quickly, losing up to 50% of its ‘new’ value in the first 3-4 years of ownership, so paying close attention to the market value of your vehicle based on its age alone is a good way to know what to expect when the time comes to resell the car. You can use our handy depreciation chart above to see how cars tend to depreciate by category.
We only need a few details to check how much your car is worth — your registration number, mileage, service history, and the number of previous owners. It’s also quick to discover your car’s value with webuyanycar.com, taking less than 60 seconds. If you’re happy with your valuation, simply book an appointment at one of our 350+ UK branches and sell your car in under an hour.
The P11D value of a car is the sum of the list price, VAT and delivery charges. However, the first registration fee or road tax isn’t included. The P11D value is primarily used for calculating benefit in kind (BIK) for an employees' company cars.