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 don’t speak
to your garage, they will be able to help you.
Repair any 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 your part exchanging your car doesn’t mean 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 a 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 where 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