Part Exchange your old car with Carcraft
If you're looking for a new car, part exchanging your old car is the hassle free option. It means you don't have to spend time privately
advertising the car, including spending money on the fees to do so and put up with time-wasting potential buyers, which can be frustrating.
Follow our tips for getting the best possible part exchange price for your car.
In general you should always make sure you have all the paper documentation for your car, this includes V5C document, current MoT
certificate and invoices for work that has been carried out on your car.
Cars which have a full service history, in line with the manufacturers service schedule can be worth more, make sure you also have your
service book, if you dont speak to your garage, they will be able to help you.
Repair and Damage
If you only have slight damage to your car it may not be worthwhile spending a lot of money getting this fixed as it could cost more to do,
than you would recoup through a higher part exchange value. However if you have a prestige or luxury car that has some damage it might
be more worthwhile getting any damages repaired.
Just because you're part exchanging your car, doesn't mena you don't want it to look tidy and in good condition. You don't have to go for a full
valet service, a wash and clean-up inside will suffice. When asking the dealership 'how much is my car worth?' don't take the first answer,
especially if they haven't seen your car yet or fully inspected it. What you need to do is make sure you can get the most out of them for
your old car and this is when good haggling skills come in handy. One thing to remember though is that some dealerships may offer you a
really good price for your old car, but won't offer anything off the asking price of the new car, so make sure you explore all options first.
Finally if you aren't 100% sure on the price, you don't have to accept it. You should always be happy with the decision you made.