Can I part exchange my car for a van?

Last updated February 15, 2022

Due to a change in circumstances, such as needing more space to store work equipment, you may be considering part exchanging your car for a van. A van can also offer more storage space than a car due to having no back seats, but most do have fewer seats. Therefore, if you’re buying a van for personal use, then you will need to factor in that you can’t carry as many passengers.

Whilst part exchanging your car for a van is an option, you could get a better deal by selling your car to us Simply enter your registration plate and mileage below to get a free, no obligation valuation in less than 30 seconds.

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How does part exchange work?

Part exchanging is simply using the value of your current vehicle as contribution to the payment of your new vehicle. The dealership you choose to part exchange your car with will effectively value your car at what they believe it is worth and buy the car from you. The dealership will then subtract the value of your old car from the value of the new vehicle you are buying so all you have left to pay is the difference remaining on your new vehicle.

An example would be if you are trading in your car and the dealership has valued this at £6,000 and the van you would like to part exchange for is £30,000 the £6,000 will be subtracted from the price of the van. Therefore, what is left to pay is £24,000.

Documents needed for part exchange

Should you decide to go ahead with the trade in of your old vehicle and you are happy with the valuation the dealership has given you to contribute to your purchase, you will need to provide the following to complete the process:

  • Logbook (also known as the V5C)
  • MOT certificate
  • Car keys
  • Car manual
  • Service (where applicable)

You could get a better deal by selling your car to webuyanycar

There are drawbacks to part exchanging and you could get a better price for your car selling it with Our process is easy and convenient, and your car can be sold in under an hour. Based on the details you provided on your car we will give you a no obligation valuation in 30 seconds, using market value, seasonality, and demand to ensure all things are considered. If you would like to move forward with the valuation, we have provided you can book an appointment in one of our 500+ UK branches.

From the moment you get your 30 second car valuation to agreeing to the sale of your car this can all be done in under an hour, with over 500 branches across the UK there is always one close by.

You can even get the cash for your car in your bank within 15 minutes should you opt for our Immediate Payment option (fees will apply). The cash from your old car can then be contributed to the purchase of your van.