How Much Is My Used Car Worth?

Not sure how much that broken-down old car that has been left sitting around is really worth? In this blog, we’ll give you some advice about working out the value of your junk car.

How to tell how much a car is worth

If you want to try and get an idea about the value of your broken-down old car in Adelaide before selling it to a company that pays cash for cars in Mount Barker, then the first thing to check is the make, model and year. While the make and model are often made pretty obvious through signage and badges on the vehicle, not everyone automatically knows the year their car was manufactured. Check any log or records books or old registration details if you aren’t sure. The general rule is that the older the car is, the less the value.

Ask an insurance company

Depending on the situation and what has happened to the car, you may be able to get guidance from your insurance company about how much the car is worth. If your car has been in an accident or damaged by a natural weather event or disaster, you might want to follow up with a valuation and make a claim with your insurance company. However, if you have just let the car sit around, not being used and being left to get run down and rusty, your insurance company probably won’t want to hear from you.

Assess the condition

Has the car been well looked after and maintained, or has it been falling to bits and not been serviced for years? If you have records related to the history of your car, it’s worth seeing if you can find them before you sell it to a company that pays cash for cars in Adelaide. Any information about what has happened to your car, when parts have been replaced, and what upgrades it has had will come in handy and give our staff a better picture of the state of your car. You can also have a look over the vehicle for yourself. Is there rust? Has the body had any damage? Are the carpets and interiors torn, ripped or missing?

Online valuation sites

You can do some desktop research to approximate your junk car’s value. There are plenty of sites with up-to-date information about the current values and trading prices for all makes and models of cars. You could also have a look around on car trading sites, and even Gumtree, to see what people are selling similar cars for. Of course, people often overestimate how much their car might be worth and list it at a price that just isn’t reasonable. You’ll want to look at data related to recent sales, not just listing prices while you search for wreckers in Ingle farm or wherever you are located. 

Call Cash for Cars Adelaide

We are one of the best Adelaide wreckers to turn to, to sell your old car for cash. Our number is 0448 719 170. If you want a reliable and reasonable valuation on your car, give us a ring today. When you contact us, we will ask you a few simple questions about your car’s make, model, age, and condition. You can tell us anything unique about the car, or share with us any information you have about its history. Our knowledgeable customer service officers will then make an offer over the phone. We take so many calls and purchase so many vehicles each week that we will make a fair and reasonable offer, which we will stick to.

As one of the finest wreckers in Murray Bridge, we’ve helped hundreds of people with a free, no-obligation valuation over the phone. We’ve seen cars in all kinds of conditions and with all kinds of problems, so will give you a fair offer every time. If you’re not sure what your car is worth then call us- we’ll let you know and make arrangements to collect your car and give you the cash as offered. Use phrases like’ sell my car Adelaideor sell my car in Adelaide to find us online.