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Getting the best possible deal on your new car isn’t only about taking advantage of special offers. If you’re looking to sell or part-exchange your current vehicle as part of the process, you’ll want to ensure you get the right price. At Des Winks, that’s easy – with our handy online valuation tool, you can receive a quote in under 60 seconds, meaning you can get on with the search for the perfect replacement in no time.
To obtain your valuation, simply enter your vehicle registration and mileage, as well as some contact details. Your free, no-obligation quote will be sent straight to your inbox. And because our system is powered by CAP data, you can rely on the value you’re given.
Of course, the online estimate is purely based on current market values. A visual inspection will confirm what we’re prepared to offer for the vehicle, enabling us to assess its condition, and consider aspects such as body modifications or service history. Get started today, or visit our dealership in Scarborough for assistance.
At Des Winks, we aim to make your selling experience smooth and hassle-free. Obtain your valuation in under a minute, then get in touch if you’d like us to carry out a visual inspection. There’s no need to advertise or deal with time-wasters, and we’ll provide a fast, efficient service. Selling your car to Des Winks means you’re guaranteed the following benefits:
Below Average Condition
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.
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.
At Des Winks, our aim is to ensure that you can sell your vehicle to us easily and without hassle. It’s natural to have questions, so we’ve answered some of the most frequent queries about vehicle sales below. If you need more information before proceeding though, please contact our friendly team, who will be happy to help.
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.
Yes – we’ll happily take vehicles in part-exchange, and the valuation we give can be used as a deposit towards your new car. We’ll consider models from manufacturers other than ŠKODA and Volkswagen too.
Any outstanding finance on your vehicle must be settled before we can accept it. Our advisors can help you obtain your settlement figure, and can discuss ways to proceed.
To obtain an online valuation, you only need your registration number, mileage and contact details. At the visual inspection we may ask you to present the car’s MOT certificate, proof of a full service history, and the spare key.
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.