How to find out how much your car is worth from Redbook to Carsales.
September 25, 2018
There are a lot of reasons why you should find out how much your car is worth.
Maybe you’re looking to sell your car and aren’t sure what price to advertise. Perhaps you’re buying a new car and want to get a fair price on your trade-in. Knowing how much your car is worth is important if you plan on recording your car as an asset for a loan or if your car is unexpectedly damaged and you need to assess repair costs or insurance quotes.
No matter the reason, it’s important to get an accurate market value for your vehicle. So, where do you start?
There are many online resources that can help you determine the value of your car. Here are just a few to get you started:
1. Get to know the market
One option when trying to gauge the value of your car is to research similar cars on vehicle sales websites (popular examples include CarSales and Drive).
On these websites you can search through massive databases for cars with detailed information and images on tens of thousands of vehicles sold within Australia. Seeing how other people are pricing their cars will ultimately give you a better idea of how much your vehicle is worth.
Sound too much like a time intensive research assignment? Why not try an automotive reference website such as Redbook.
2. Redbook Valuation
A well-known online resource that many Australian’s use to determine the value of their car is Redbook. As an automotive reference website, Redbook has access to independent pricing for over 65,000 makes and models dating back to the 60s. Redbook is a resource many people use to see pricing brackets for their vehicles. This information can be used as a tool to help negotiate on a selling price with potential buyers.
Redbook also provides a paid ‘Valuation Certificate’ service. A Redbook valuation certificate is personalised to your car, based on a number of factors, such as the vehicle’s make, model, kilometres travelled, extras, warranties and condition.
Looking for a valuation specific to your vehicle, at no charge? We Want Your Wheels can provide a competitive, free valuation on your car.
3.We Want Your Wheels Online Valuation
Value your car online using the services of We Want Your Wheels. We offer a free car valuation process that’s super easy. All you need to do is follow our 3-step car valuation process, consider our offer and make an appointment for your vehicle to be inspected.
An added bonus to choosing We Want Your Wheels is that alongside providing car valuations, we also buy cars. We will buy any car, regardless of make, model, age, condition or kilometres, and payment is made directly to you on the day of the sale.