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Get a free car valuation and find out how much your car is worth in less than 30 seconds.
What steps are required to value my car?
Our simple three-step process means it has never been easier to value your car.
1. Enter your reg & mileage
Start your free valuation by entering your reg plate and mileage details.
2. Get your valuation
Find out what your car is worth for free in less than 30 seconds.
3. Sell your car
Book an appointment at one of our 500+ UK branches. The price will be the same as your online valuation if you’ve accurately described your car.
Join thousands of happy sellers
"I received the online valuation that was more than expected. I booked the car in just after getting it MOT'd. The time and location was very convenient. I saw Jeremy, who was, very friendly and professional. After talking me through the process, checking the car over thoroughly and then making the final offer, I was impressed with the speed and finality of it all. Frome quote to sale with money in the bank just 48 hours. Perfect for me."
"The whole process was made very efficient by the worker who examined and valued the car. He was very friendly and accommodating.He made us feel welcomed and involved us in the process throughout"
"This was such a simple and efficient process, I was very impressed and relieved. We wanted to upgrade to a bigger car but didn't want the hassle of having our old car hanging around waiting to part exchange, we wanted the value so we could add that to our budget. I would highly recommend webuyanycar they were fair and made it so easy for us."
"This is the second car I have sold through WBAC and on both occasions I was paid more than the dealers offered. A very straightforward procedure especially if you have looked after your car and it is well presented."
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.
A car with lower mileage will retain more of its value than a car with above-average mileage.
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.
Selling a car with a manufacturer’s warranty provides reassurance to the buyer and can increase the value of the car.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
When you are in the market for a new car, one of the first things you'll want to do is determine how much your current car is worth. This will help you determine your budget and whether or not you should sell your old car. There are a few ways to go about figuring out how much your car is worth. You can use online tools, such as webuyanycar’s car valuation tool, or you can take it to a dealer and have them appraise it.
Whatever method you choose, there are a few things to keep in mind. The value of a car decreases over time, so the older it is, the less it will be worth typically. Additionally, the condition of your car will affect its value; a car that is in good condition with low mileage will be worth more than one that is damaged or has high mileage.
When it comes to selling a car, one of the most important things to have is a good understanding of your vehicle's worth. This applies not only to the current market value of the car, but also how the car market has changed over the years. Knowing how much your car was worth at different points in time can be helpful in a number of situations - for example, if you're thinking about selling your car in the future and want to get an idea of what price range to aim for, or if you're curious about how the value of your car has changed over time.
webuyanycar’s valuation tool only provides current car value data, so we would recommend checking your car’s value regularly if you are thinking of selling your car in the future.
If you're ever in a position where you think you need to sell your car for scrap, webuyanycar could buy your car instead. Our car valuation tool will tell you how much your car is worth in 30 seconds.
When you’re ready to trade in your current vehicle for a new one, the value of your car will be a key factor in the decision-making process. You may be wondering, “How much is my car worth as part exchange ?” However, you can get a bigger discount on your next car by selling your car to webuyanycar for cash beforehand.
Yes! Our car valuation tool (at the top of this page) just needs your reg number and mileage to give you a completely free car valuation.
Our car valuations are based on data provided by CAP. This data is constantly reassessed and we are sent the data on a monthly basis. Whilst we update prices on a daily basis. Therefore your car value is always up to date.
webuyanycar can show you the value of your car within 30 seconds and our 4-day price guarantee means you are protected from market fluctuations and have the flexibility to book an appointment at a time that suits you.
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 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.
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.
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, taking less than 30 seconds. If you’re happy with your valuation, simply book an appointment at one of our 500 UK branches and sell your car in under an hour.
When you get an online car valuation in under 30 seconds! We will email you with your valuation that is guaranteed for four days. This allows time for you to make an appointment at one of our 500 branches at a time that suits you.
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