Buying a new car, even a second-hand one, can be an expensive process. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to make some money towards buying a new car? Or, if you're just looking to sell, a quick and easy sales service that gives you a great return?
At Carbase, we've got you covered. As well as offering a wide selection of fantastic used vehicles, we've now made it even easier for you to find out the value of your car and either part exchange it or sell it to us, with our new online vehicle valuation tool.
Selling your car to Carbase is incredibly simple, and the quote we give you can be used to buy a used car from our range, to contribute to a finance deal, or simply to put extra cash in your pocket. Read on to find out the three steps our valuation tool will guide you through:
Step 1: Provide your car's details
When selling or part-exchanging your car, you will need to let us know a couple of details about your vehicle so that we can accurately calculate your quote. This quote will be based on a number of factors, including the condition of your car and the number of miles it has on the clock.
We've added a section dedicated to selling your car on our website and included a link to our 'Sell your car' valuation form on our home page. Click on the 'Value car' button and you'll see a pop-up valuation questionnaire which starts the process.
The questionnaire will ask you for:
- Your vehicle's registration number
- Your vehicle's mileage
- Your mobile number, for verification purposes
What's more, you can choose to use the valuation tool in one of two ways - either to receive a guide price for the worth of your car, or to calculate the approximate monthly finance payment you could expect to receive if you part exchanged it with us.
Use the tool as usual from our home page or 'Sell your car' section for a stand-alone price, or choose to view a car from our used car selection and click 'Sell your car' on the vehicle details page for a finance quote.
Step 2: Receive your quote
Once you've entered all your details, we'll identify your vehicle and give you a quote for your car in seconds. We'll identify your vehicle in terms of four different categories: the make, the colour, whether its automatic or manual, and whether it runs on petrol or diesel.
You will be able to choose the rating of your car's condition - between one and five stars - simply by clicking the star rating in the valuation tool, and this will affect the prices you'll see.
We'll give you three prices in a handy graph:
- New List Price - this is the amount of money your car was worth when brand new.
- Private Guide Price - this is the amount that a guide or database would suggest your used car could be worth on average (based on the average prices from forecourt sales, private vendors and auctions).
- Your Guide Offer - this is the price that we will offer for your used car, based on a number of factors including wear and tear condition, the number of miles you have done, and how desirable your vehicle is to the market.
Our part-exchange or selling service doesn't come with any fees, so the figures you see will give you a clear guide in terms of what you can expect to receive for your car.
Step 3: Guarantee your price
Once you have received the Guide Offer for your vehicle, you'll have the opportunity to guarantee your price - this allows you to safeguard the price we've given you. A member of our team will be in touch to arrange a time for you to bring your car in for a full appraisal - once this has been done and your car checked over against the description you've given us, your price is guaranteed!
Or use our online expert car valuation
If you would like a full, guaranteed valuation from the comfort of your own home, use our online Expert Valuation tool.
Simply follow these steps to receive a guaranteed price online:
- Enter your car's registration
- Upload photos of your car
- Fill in the extra details, including mileage, the number of keys you have and the service history
- Upload photos that capture any specific areas of damage
- Enter your name and contact details to receive your guaranteed price
Why choose to sell your car to Carbase?
At Carbase, we are committed to giving you complete transparency throughout the whole selling or buying process, which is why we want to make sure you get the best possible deal for your old car and can drive away in a new used car that's perfect for you. Our valuation tool will make the process even more transparent than previously, since you'll see every step and will be in control of all the information you provide.
We're a family-run business and we always aim to treat others how we would like to be treated, which is why we ensure that trust, transparency and fairness make up the cornerstones of our business.
Value your car today, get the best price available and get behind the wheel of a fantastic used car all the sooner!