There are many factors that will affect the condition of your car – the age, mileage, condition, specification, warranty, and number of previous owners. Furthermore, seasonality can also affect what a vehicle is worth as a convertible is likely to be valued slightly higher in the summer months than during the depth of winter.
To help you understand how we measure a vehicle’s price we split it into three categories – showroom condition, average condition, and below average condition. Below is a breakdown of how certain factors can influence which category your motor might fall into and we would advise that you are as honest as possible at this stage to get a true picture of what your model is worth.
It may seem obvious, but getting out a bucket and sponge to make your model look as good as new will help it to appear more appealing.
Ensure that you have all service history and MOT information to hand as not only does it help with the value but it will need to be provided with the car at the point of sale. It would also be a good idea to have an up-to-date MOT carried out too.
Check all the electrics to ensure that it is all working correctly. If not, it might be an idea to see whether it is financially viable to get elements repaired prior to trying to sell your vehicle.
If you have damage on your model, you may wish to consider getting it repaired before having your vehicle valued.
The lower the mileage, the better. If you can restrict your driving time to keep your motor’s miles lower, this will help.
It is always helpful to have two keys, so get them ready too.