Our frequently asked questions help answer some of the additional queries you may have regarding the sale of your vehicle to Flear and Thomson.
Our vehicle valuation tool makes it quick and easy to obtain a price for your model. Simply enter your registration number and mileage, followed by your contact details. We’ll then provide you with an instant and competitive price.
Finding out how much your car is worth has never been simpler, with our vehicle valuation tool requiring just a few details about you and your model. We’ll then provide a competitive price before conducting a more thorough inspection in person.
Determining the value of a vehicle is easy. Simply enter the details in our form on this page and we’ll provide you with a quotation.
It can be difficult knowing how much you should sell your car for, which is why we offer our online valuation tool. This lets you enter a few details and receive an accurate valuation that can be used in the sale of your model.
While the initial valuation offered may sound tempting, you should be aware that the final price paid may be significantly lower as any minor defects detected will result in a reduction in value.
The most accurate vehicle valuations are provided by HPI - which is the database we use to value vehicles.
It’s estimated that a brand-new car loses 10% of its value the moment it’s driven off the forecourt, with a further 10-20% lost after the first year.
On average, vans depreciate between 10-40% in value in the first year of ownership, and up to 50% over the first three years.
It’s estimated that, for every 20,000 miles covered by your vehicle, you should expect 20% of its value to be lost.
A partial or no service history can impact a vehicle’s valuation by up to 20%, so ensure you maintain the servicing according to the recommended intervals.
If you’re aiming to secure the best possible price when selling a vehicle, fixing any dents or scratches is essential as otherwise the value of the model may decrease.
The easiest way to determine the worth of your vehicle when part exchanging is to enter the details into our vehicle valuation tool on this page.
Like any product, repeated use and on-going wear and tear eventually lead to more operational and mechanical issues that require attention.
The mileage of a vehicle is an indication of the amount of use it’s been subjected to over the years, and thus the likelihood of potential mechanical issues arising.
The general rule when it comes to vehicle mileage is for a model to have covered approximately 12,000 miles every year. You should then factor mileage above or below this figure into the price.
This is the price you could achieve if you were to sell the model on the open market today.
Market value is the price of a vehicle that could be secured if sold on the open market today.
A thorough inspection of a used car is required to accurately achieve a valuation, with factors such as overall condition, age, mileage, service history and more all taken into consideration.
Simply enter your registration number and mileage into the form at the top of this page to receive a valuation of your current vehicle.
Regardless of the condition of the vehicle following repairs, a Cat N designation will lower the value of the model between 20-40% compared to a non-Cat N vehicle.
Those models classed as Cat D can expect to fetch 20-40% less in price compared to non-Cat D equivalents.
The easiest way to determine the value of your vehicle is to use the online valuation tool at the top of this page.
We at Flear and Thomson are delighted to offer the vehicle valuation tool on this page in order to provide a quick and competitive valuation of your car.
While we aim to pay you the price quoted, this may differ once an inspection has been conducted. This is because we will only be able to identify issues in person before finalising our offer.
It’s recommended that you sell your vehicle prior to it covering 60,000 miles as it will begin to suffer from greater wear and tear after this.