Used car values

How to sell your car: work out what it’s worth with a free valuation

How to sell your car: work out what it’s worth with a free valuation

Every day, approximately 20,000 drivers begin the head-scratching process of selling their car. A staggering 7.2 million were sold in 2014, the last full year figures are available for, which means for every new car bought, 3.3 used cars were sold.

For drivers who are changing their car for another, the first hurdle is to find out what your existing motor is worth. Because whether selling it privately or trading it in to a dealer against the value of a new or used car, you could end up hundreds or thousands of pounds out of pocket if you don’t do your homework.

Although you might view selling your car as a daunting process, it’s the work of a moment; something you can do while enjoying a cup of tea with biscuits. Follow this guide to accurately value and sell your car for the best price.

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Used car values to tumble next year, experts say

Used car values

The price of second hand cars is likely to fall in 2016 (Picture © Mazda)

Used car values could be at their peak and on the verge of dropping according to experts. It’s good news for anyone wanting to buy a second-hand car; not such welcome news for anyone wanting to sell a car and put the money they get towards a new model. Here’s all you need to know about used car prices, when and why they’ll start to fall.  Continue reading