Get a free car valuation
Find out how much a car is worth
See what you could get if you sold your car yourself or part exchanged.
Or get a guide price if you’re looking to buy.
How we work out the value of a car
We use data from the over half a million car adverts on our site. We don't stop there either. We also look at prices on over 3,500 dealer websites as well as from major car auctions and ex fleet and leasing car values.
We update our car valuations every day too, so you get the very latest guide price to help you value your car or negotiate with a seller.
Getting the most out of your free car valuation
Knowing the value of a car puts you in a strong position to negotiate on price. You'll be able to quickly spot if a seller is asking too much or if a buyer is driving the price down too low.
If you're selling
Our guide price is based on the very latest car values, so it's a great place to start when deciding how much you want to sell your car for. As well as a private sale price, we'll give you a part-exchange price so you can be confident of what your car is worth when negotiating a part-exchange deal.
If you're buying
We'll give you a dealer price and a private sale price to help you decide who to buy from. Once you've found a car you like, remember our online car valuation. It will help you decide if the condition of the car and its features are worth what the seller is asking for.
Things that can affect the value of a car
We use details like the year a car was made and how far it's been driven (its mileage) to work out how much a car is worth now. Our car valuations are a good guide price, but bear in mind each car is unique and there are a good few things that can affect its value.
- Things that can make the value go up
Any optional extras that make a car stand out, for example a rear-facing camera to help with parking or an in-built sat nav and multimedia system.
Some colours are more popular than others, so a car in a sought-after colour can be worth more.
Our car values are based on the car being in a good condition – so it could have some minor wear and tear like small stains or scratches. If a car has no damage at all and is in an excellent condition it's likely be worth more than our guide price.
Full service history
A car with a complete record of all services can be worth more than one that has some gaps in the service history.
- Things that can make the value go down
Significant wear and tear
Our car values assume the car has some minor damage, like a small stain on the back seat or scratch on the bumper. If the damage is any more significant than this it's likely to reduce the value of the car.
Parts not working
If anything needs fixing, for example a seat warmer or electric window doesn't work, it will have a negative impact on the car's value.
Gaps in the service history or no current MOT
Our valuations assume a car is in good working order. If there isn't a current MOT or significant gaps in the records of services, it can reduce the value of a car.
Lots of previous owners
Usually, the fewer owners the more a car is worth. So if a car has been sold many times before it can reduce the value.