Money For Lunch – Best Ways to Get a Car Valued

Best Ways to Get a Car Valued

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Determining the value of a car is incredibly important for both the buyer and the seller. It is the first step to take when it comes to selling a car and you will want to be sure that you are not asking for too much or too little money. For the buyer, finding out the value of the car gives you a starting point for negotiating and will stop you from paying too much.

It can be difficult to know how to go about getting a car valued, but fortunately, there are a few great ways to do this which will quickly provide you with the figure that you need.


One common method is to look in the classifieds or online for somebody selling your car model from the same year and with a similar mileage. Whilst this will give you an idea, it is still important to use another tool as this does not value your particular automobile. Trawling through classifieds can be time-consuming, but many online car supermarkets have search boxes where you can look for your vehicle to get quick valuations all in one place.


Another option is to go into a dealership and ask how much they would sell the car for. Although it is helpful to get the advice of a professional, you should keep in mind that people are, generally, more willing to pay higher prices if they shop in a dealership.

Online Tools

Many dealerships have online car valuation tools that you can use to find out the value. You simply provide them with a few details and they can supply you with an instant valuation. It does not factor in issues such as condition, but it is a very quick and easy way to reach a figure.

These are the main methods to getting a car valued. The best approach would be to use all three methods and then use common sense to come up with a fair figure. You should factor in the condition and if there are any minor issues with the car too as these will lower the value.

Deciding on a Figure

Do not be afraid of asking for a good price as the cost can be a starting point for negotiations, but equally, you should not charge too much or what a dealership would ask. This is because dealerships ask for more because the cars come with warranties and consumer protection.

It is important to be flexible with the price as people expect to negotiate when they buy a second-hand car. However, you should remain somewhat firm on your price and always have limits in mind. If you have concerns over negotiating, there is a lot of helpful information online which can be helpful for both buyers and sellers.

Valuing a car is important for both buyers and sellers and the first step in the selling process. This was previously a very difficult and time-consuming task, but thanks to online tools and car supermarkets it is now very easy to come up with a fair price.



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