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Free Car Valuation

Are you looking for a fair, competitive and free car valuation? You’ve found it right here. And the best bit is, it’s based on real-time market rates, so you’ll always get the best bang for your buck.


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As easy as 1,2,3

Just 3 Simple Steps to value your car and sell it online through BigWantsYourCar.com

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Enter your reg number

To get started, simply input your vehicle’s reg on our site and you’ll get a valuation range the car could be worth.


Send us some images and get a guaranteed offer

This means that you are always getting a competitive fixed offer price from a real person, with a 7-day guarantee.


We arrange convenient free collection and payment

We transfer the money directly, safely and securely, and it will enter your account immediately.

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Just pop in your registration details, and you’ll have a car valuation that’s guaranteed for 7 days. It’ll be with you in a matter of minutes, too – we like to keep things simple and speedy.

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The car conditions we accept

The description you give us really matters and we inspect the car when we come to collect it. We have clear guidelines on the conditions we accept, so try and stick to them as closely as possible.

  • Up to 3 dents, chips, or scratches that go through the paint
  • Up to 6 minor dents chips or scratches that don’t go through the paint
  • No mechanical issues or warning lights
  • No chips or cracks in the windscreen
  • Minor scuff / scratch to 4 alloy wheels
  • Minor interior scuffs – no rips or tears
  • All tyres with minimum 3mm tread
  • Up to 2 dents, chips or scratches that go through the paint
  • Up to 2 dents, chips or scratches that go through the paint
  • No mechanical issues or warning lights
  • No chips or cracks in the windscreen
  • Minor scuff or scratch to 2 alloy wheels
  • No interior damage
  • All tyres with minimum 3mm tread
  • No aftermarket parts or modifications (e.g. no OEM wheels)
  • Up to 4 minor dents, chips or scratches that don’t go through the paint
  • No mechanical issues or warning lights
  • No chips or cracks in the windscreen
  • Minor scuff or scratch to 1 alloy wheel
  • No interior damage
  • All tyres with minimum 3mm tread
  • No aftermarket parts or modifications (e.g. no OEM wheels)
How To Sell Car Privately

How much is my car worth?

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “How much is my car worth”? Whether the time has come to sell your trusty old motor, or you’re just curious about its value, you’ll need a car valuation you can trust.

You could do your own research, but that’s a bit of a stab in the dark. With our professionals at your back, you’ll have a free car valuation in minutes. Our quotes are fully competitive, tailored to your specific car and always based on current market rates. It just makes sense to sell to BigWantsYourCar.com.

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Free car valuations and a fair price

There are so many cowboys out there that it’s difficult to know if your car valuation is a true reflection of the current market. At BigWantsYourCar.com, we don’t believe in ripping you off. Once you’ve sent us your reg details and a few photos, you’ll get a fair, honest and completely free car valuation.

And the best bit? That car valuation is guaranteed for 7 days, so you have plenty of time to mull it over. Once we give you a price based on the information that you send us, we stick to it.

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How to get the best price and an accurate valuation

Want to snag the best deal for your car? Here’s a few things you can do to make that happen:

  • Details, details, details – What you tell us sets the stage. If your description doesn’t match what we see when we come to collect your car, we may have to change the offer or reject your car altogether. Neither of us wants that to happen, so be accurate about any dents, scratched or other wear and tear.
  • Keep records – Whether it’s a stamped logbook, a stack of paper invoices, or nifty digital records, make sure you can prove your car’s service history.
  • Keep the car clean – We can’t carry out a proper inspection if the car is covered in mud, so give it a quick wash before we arrive to help everything go smoothly.

We’re all about seamless sales, so try to keep your description spot on – if anything’s amiss, we might revisit or rethink the offer. But here’s the good news: if we suggest a new deal, you get a whole new 7 days to think it over.

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How does our online car valuation work?

We like to keep things simple for you, which is why our car valuations are quick, easy and accurate. First, we need to get to know your vehicle, so to kick things off, we’ll ask you to send us some information:

  • Reg number
  • Car details (e.g. make and model)
  • Condition information
  • Photos

This is the most important part of the process – we can’t give you a fair car valuation without it. So, try to be as accurate as you can, especially when you let us know about the condition. If this doesn’t match what we see when we come to collect the car, we may have to change our offer or reject the car altogether.

Once you’ve fired over all the information, that’s the hard part done! Our team of experts will look over the details (no algorithms here), and get back to you with a car valuation that’s guaranteed for a whole week.

All that, without even getting off the couch – it’s a comfy type of car selling.

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Factors that affect your car’s value

Factors that increase value:

  • Maintenance – Regular check ups and timely repairs are the secret sauce to great car valuations.
  • Low mileage – Fewer miles on the odometer can often indicate less wear and tear.
  • Clean presentation – A well-maintained exterior and interior can really boost a car’s appeal – regular cleaning and detailing can work wonders.


Factors that decrease value:

It goes without saying that the opposite of the above (neglected maintenance, high mileage and damage) can decrease the value of your car. There are a couple of other things you could consider too:

  • Outdated technology
  • Accident history
  • Older cars
  • Lack of demand
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Car valuation check FAQs

How do I find out how much my car is worth?

At BigWantsYourCar.com, all you need to arm yourself with is your car’s registration number and a couple of photos and we’ll do the car valuation for you – all for free. You can get your car valuation in the time that it takes to flick the kettle on and make a brew. You don’t even have to leave your home.

  1. Enter your registration number in the box at the top of this page
  2. Provide us with a few photos

We’ll take care of the rest. Based on this information you’ll get a valuation from us that’s valid for 7 days, so you’ve got plenty of chances to mull the offer over. Once you’ve seen how good our valuations are, though, you won’t be turning it down!

How much is my car worth?

When you say to us, ‘value my car,’ there are a number of factors that we will take into consideration to determine a fair price. These include:

  • Make and model
  • Age
  • Current mileage
  • Overall condition
  • Wear and tear (scuffs, scratches, dents, rust etc)
  • Service history
  • Specification and modifications
  • Number of previous owners
  • What fuel it uses
  • The current state of the second-hand car market

Obviously, the better condition the car is in and the more paperwork that you have to back up the car’s history, the higher the valuation will be. A car that is minty fresh and has all the relevant paperwork will always fetch much more than a car that has been abused and has no service history to speak of.

What paperwork will increase the value of my car valuation?

If you have the car’s V5C registration document, MOT certificate, receipts for any work that you’ve had done, and any/all service history then this will definitely have a positive impact on the valuation that you are given.

Once I find out what my car’s worth, will my car valuation change?

No. Other companies may give you a car valuation and then try to short-change you once they’ve got you interested, but that’s not the Big way. Once we’ve given you a valuation, that figure is final, and you get a full week to consider it and do your research before you accept.

What do I need to find out how much my car is worth?

Finding out how much your car is worth is easy with BigWantsYourCar.com. All you’ve got to do is fire over your reg number, some car information and a few photos. No need to leave your house or speak to pushy salespeople – just send us the details and we’ll do the rest.

Can I contact BigWantsYourCar.com directly about valuations?

Yes, you can give our team of experts a call – they are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about your car valuation.

What is a CAT ‘N’ or CAT ‘S’ car and can you do a valuation for me on my damaged car?

CAT N and CAT S are vehicle insurance write-off categories that replaced the old Cat C and Cat D groups in 2017. CAT N stands for non-structural damage, while CAT S stands for structural damage.

CAT N cars have sustained non-structural damage, such as damage to the bodywork, bumpers, or interior. This type of damage can be repaired and the car can be returned to the road.

CAT S cars have sustained structural damage, such as damage to the chassis, frame, or roof. This type of damage is more serious and requires more extensive repairs. CAT S cars must be inspected and approved by the DVLA before they can be returned to the road.

At BigWantsYourCar.com, we are not able to offer valuations on CAT cars.

How does mileage affect a car’s value?

Mileage is one of the most important factors that affect a car’s value. As a general rule, cars with lower mileage are worth more than cars with higher mileage. This is because cars with lower mileage are typically in better condition and have less wear and tear.

What can reduce a car’s value?

There are a number of factors that can reduce a car’s value, including:

  • Age: Cars depreciate in value over time, so older cars are typically worth less than newer cars.
  • Condition: Cars in good condition are worth more than cars in poor condition. Factors such as bodywork damage, interior wear and tear, and mechanical problems can all reduce a car’s value.
  • Mileage: As mentioned above, cars with lower mileage are typically worth more than cars with higher mileage.
  • Popularity: Cars that are more popular are typically worth more than cars that are less popular.
  • Demand: Cars that are in high demand are typically worth more than cars that are in low demand.

How much can options affect your valuation?

Optional extras can have a significant impact on a car’s value. Popular options such as air conditioning, alloy wheels, and sunroofs can all add value to a car. However, it’s important to note that not all options are created equal. Some options, such as upgraded stereo systems and performance modifications, may not add as much value to a car as others.

How accurate is the price you quote for my car?

Our car valuation tool is designed to give you an accurate estimate of the current market value of your car. We take into account a number of factors, including the car’s make, model, year, mileage, condition, and optional extras.

You can always count on BigWantsYourCar.com for fair, honest and fully accurate car valuations and quotes – with us, you won’t be ripped off.

Why get a car valuation?

There are a number of reasons why you might want to get a car valuation, including:

  • Help you to set a realistic asking price when selling.
  • Negotiate the best deal if part exchanging .
  • Avoid overpaying when buying a car.

Help you to ensure that you’re adequately insured.

Should I sell my car or part exchange it?

Whether you should sell your car or part exchange is completely up to you. But, if you’re looking for a fair, guaranteed quote and instant cash in the bank then sell to BigWantsYourCar.com.

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