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Get your Valuation in Three Easy Steps

Step One Your Vehicle Details Enter your registration plate and we'll lookup your vehicle. Just confirm it's the right one and enter your mileage.
Step Two Contact Information Enter your name and contact details in order that we can email you with your valuation and our terms.
Step Three Your Valuation You will receive your guide price valuation on the screen and all our terms ready for us to buy your car.

Simply Sell Your Car

Well - Good news! We want to buy it! And you do not have to buy from us!

John Clark boasts over 40 years of experience in buying and selling cars, vans, and motorbikes. We know our stuff. This experience helps us find the best price for your vehicle no matter the model or make.

As we buy your car for cash there are no third parties involved making this a smooth, streamlined, and pain-free experience. This refined process can also save on having to pay middlemen a cut or any additional fees.

Everyone wins!

Why sell your car to us?

You might be wondering why you should sell your car to us over one of the other online alternatives. Apart from our high-quality customer service and deep knowledge of the automotive industry, there are a few key benefits.

  • Sell your car in 3 simple steps
  • Get a valuation in under 50 seconds
  • Instant valuation price
  • 7 Day price guarantee
  • Avoid the hassle of selling privately
  • Instant bank transfer when accepted
  • We will settle any outstanding finance
  • Collection from anywhere in Scotland
  • Free valuation

What affects the value of your car?

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 vehicles 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 car 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 car is worth.

Showroom Condition

  • Requires no reconditioning, paintwork free from scratches, chips and dents.
  • Similarly, the interior trim will need to be in unmarked condition. Wheels, Alloys and trims need to be unmarked and tyres a minimum of 5mm all round.
  • Vehicle of original factory specification.
  • The vehicle will require a full-service history and MOT.
  • All current registration documents and a minimum of two keys.
  • Please note all prices are used as a guide only and vehicles are subject to appraisal.

Average Condition

  • It will have service history and MOT certificate but will require some work done to bring it up to a suitable condition for sale.
  • Although the car will be sound mechanically, the wheels, paintwork or bodywork may need minor attention.
  • Please note all prices are used as a guide only and vehicles are subject to appraisal.

Below Average Condition

  • If your car has poor service history or less than a month remaining on your MOT certificate you should consider it as being in poor condition. A small percentage will be deducted from its value as a result.
  • In addition, work will be required to fix dents, bumpers, wheel and paint damage.
  • Mechanical issues may be present.
  • Please note that all prices are used as a guide only and vehicles are subject to appraisal.

How can I prepare my vehicle for sale?

Clean your car

It may seem obvious but getting out a bucket and sponge and making your car look as good as new will help it to appear more appealing.

Keep your service records safe

Ensure that you have all service history and MOT information to hand as not only does it help with the value but 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 everything working?

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 car.

Repair damage

if you have damage on the car you may wish to consider getting it repaired prior to getting your car valued.

Keep mileage low

the lower the mileage the better, so if you can restrict your driving time to keep your miles lower this will help.

Find your spare keys

it is always helpful to have two keys so get them ready too.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I need to hand to get my car valued?

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You will need to provide us with your vehicle’s registration and mileage and your basic contact information. Once you have completed the details you will receive an instant valuation on the screen.

Does a manufacturer’s warranty effect value?

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Having a vehicle that is still covered by the manufactuer’s warranty will certainly influence the value of your car for the better. The benefit to the buyer is that they have peace of mind that your car is still covered by a warranty.

How does the number of previous owners effect the value?

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The more owners a vehicle has had the more likely it is that the vehicle has undergone different driving styles, varied care in terms of looking after the car and inconsistencies in terms of regular servicing which as a result will have a negative impact on the valuation of a car.

How much can mileage effect the value?

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How many miles is on a car is a key indicator of how much it is worth with the general rule being the lower the mileage the more it will retain its value, plus it also indicates how much more life the vehicle has left in it.

Can I avoid car depreciation?

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The ultimate answer to this question is no – you cannot avoid car depreciation, but you can minimise its impact. Typically a new car will lose 50 to 60% of its value in its first three years, with the majority of the decrease occurring in year one and gradually tapering off during year 2 and 3. The best advice to offer is when you buy a car consider a popular model that has minimal running costs and this should help to reduce depreciation.

Will the colour of my car impact on value?

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Once again this is a matter of popularity. If you love bright, vivid and bold coloured vehicles the likelihood is that you will find that your resale value will be less than the same car that is in black, silver, white, grey and blue as these tend to be more popular.

What do I do if I have a private registration plate?

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If you wish to sell your car to us, we will obviously have received your registration and know you have a private plate. But you should certainly discuss this matter with your dealership as unless you specifically inform us that you wish to retain the number plate then it would simply be sold with the vehicle.