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What's my car worth?

Your car is ultimately worth what someone is willing to pay for it. It is our job to present your car as accurately as possible to potential buyers. Wizzle helps you build a professional quality appraisal to show off your car to 1000’s of dealers in the UK. This is the best way to ascertain the market value of your car.

How does a Dealer decide what price to offer?

When a dealer wants to buy a new car, they will be thinking about lots of different things…

  • Type of car – Buyers will consider the manufacturer and model of your car. They’ll also think about the engine size and whether it is petrol or diesel as well as the body style. For example, in the Summer you can get more for a convertible car than in the Winter. If your car is manual or automatic, it can make a big difference to the price too.
  • Age – If a car is still new and has only had a few owners, it’s going to be worth more than an older one. Some cars like classic cars can actually be worth more the older they are.
  • Service History – To get an idea if a car has been looked after, dealers can look at the servicing history. A car that has a complete service history has a record of each time it went into the garage and what servicing work was completed. This suggests it has been well looked after and is probably in good condition. Whereas a car with no service history is much harder to price. If a service is overdue, the dealer has to take this cost into consideration.
  • MOT Status – Having a valid MOT makes a big difference to the value of the car. Although there are dealers who will buy a car without an MOT, there are not many. Make sure there is a valid MOT on it with at least 30 days left. With a full MOT certificate, your car will achieve a higher price when you come to sell your car.
  • Driving or Mechanical Faults – A car that runs smoothly without any unusual noises or issues will be worth more compared to one with any faults. Problems that don’t impact the safety of the car, like if the air-con is faulty, are less of an issue. However, significant problems will affect the value of the car more. Dealers have to factor in the amount of money they need to spend on the car to make it safe again.
  • Warning Lights – Cars with no dashboard warning lights attract the best prices. Minor warning lights like a service light or bulb warnings attract slightly lower prices. More serious warning lights like brake system lights or airbag lights are considered major issues. If your car has any of these, it will be tough to sell until they are fixed.
  • Fancy Extras – Cars with the highest specification and trim level tend to get better valuations. Sunroofs, Satnav, Parking Aids, Climate Control, Bluetooth, and Leather Seats can all substantially increase the value of a car. Certain colour schemes will also impact how much a car is worth. For 2017/18, Wizzle statistics showed that white cars are currently the best sellers.
  • Wheels & Tyres – Having damaged alloys or worn out tyres can be expensive to repair. Generally bigger wheels are more expensive to replace or fix. Dealers pride themselves on selling cars with wheels and tyres that are in good condition. Many dealers have special “wheel workshops” for this reason. So any work required here will affect what your car is worth.
  • Overall Condition – This is a tell-tale sign of the overall value of a car. This is where a good car dealer can shine by using their experience. Car dealers pride themselves in their ability to judge a car's worth based on its overall condition. A clean, good looking car, with everything working as it should, will always get the best prices.
  • Online Guides – Once a dealer has weighed up the value of a car, they often double check their prices with a trade-based car valuation guide. For example, using a trade-only online service. These use various factors to evaluate a car's worth.

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