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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
if you have damage on the car you may wish to consider getting it repaired prior to getting your car valued.
the lower the mileage the better, so if you can restrict your driving time to keep your miles lower this will help.
it is always helpful to have two keys so get them ready too.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.