Whether you're thinking of selling your vehicle, or part-exchanging it for a new vehicle, you'll want the best price possible. Our easy to use tool will give you a good idea of what it's worth from the comfort of your sofa, so you can spend more time doing the exciting part, looking for your next one.
Our vehicle value tool will check your vehicle against the current market value of similar vehicles to bring back what you can expect for your vehicle in a few seconds.
Factors that affect the value of your vehicle:
Our value checker is powered by CAP HPI, who have an extremely extensive database of car values from across the UK, so you can trust that the value you’ll receive is a true representation of what your vehicle is worth.
Our valuation tool will give you three price options for your vehicle, to help give you an idea of how the condition will affect the price:
How can I find out how much my vehicle is worth?
Simply enter a couple of details about your vehicle in our checker up above and let us do the work for you. Our vehicle value tool will bring back the true market value for your vehicle in seconds, leaving you more time to do the exciting stuff – decide what to part-exchange your vehicle for.
It will depend on the tool you use and what data the valuation is based on. For example a valuation tool based on a limited set of data will be less accurate than one with a bigger database to compare to. That’s why Swansway’s vehicle valuation tool uses the expertise of CAP HPI, who have a vast database of vehicles and their market values, providing the most accurate online vehicle valuation for you.
The biggest factor in determining a car’s value is its mileage so it’s best to keep it as low as you can. Another factor that can increase the value of your vehicle is the condition, if you’ve maintained a regular service schedule and kept the vehicle free of bumps and scratches you’ll receive a higher value than the same vehicle that hasn’t received the same care.
With mileage being one of the biggest considerations in the value of your vehicle, it’s no surprise that if you regularly travel a lot of miles it will negatively affect the value of your vehicle. A full service history is ideal when part-exchanging your car, as it’s proof that you’ve maintained the car and reduced wear and tear. The overall condition of your vehicle is also important, if you’ve got a few bumps and scrapes that will need repairing before resale it will decrease the value you’ll be offered for your vehicle.
Mileage is considered to be the biggest influence on a car’s value, this is for a couple of reasons, extensive or high mileage to a vehicle can cause more wear and tear to other parts of the vehicle, meaning it will need more service work for the future buyer. Secondly mileage is one of the most important factors to second hand car buyers, making a car with higher mileage less desirable.
An average mileage for a vehicle is around 10,000 to 12,000 miles per year, so if you’re doing more than this it will affect the value. Obviously mileage isn’t the only thing considered when valuing a vehicle, and sometimes high mileage can’t be avoided, so try not to worry if you can’t reduce your mileage.
Part-exchanging a vehicle is where you trade your current vehicle for a new one and pay the difference. So for example, if you’re looking at a car that costs £6,000 and your current car is valued at £3,000, you’ll just need to pay the difference of £3,000. You can use your part-exchange as part of a cash purchase, like the example mentioned, or as part of a deposit for a finance agreement.