How Do Car Experts Decide the Price of Cars?

Posted On April 24th, 2020

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One of the most common questions we get asked by car sellers is: how exactly do you determine the price of the cars? How are you able to provide a quote for a vehicle over the phone? If you’re a potential car seller wondering about these things, then read on to find out just how we do it. 

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What Car Wreckers Consider When Determining the Price of a Car

  • Is the Car Driveable? 

One of the first things we need to know in order to evaluate the price of a car is whether it’s in running condition. A car that’s in good working condition will obviously fetch you a higher price than one that’s not roadworthy. For one, we don’t have to have the car towed to our yard.

This in turn helps us save time, resources and effort. Secondly, if a car is in good running condition, then we can maybe work on it, fix it up and resell it instead of pulling parts. So, for these reasons, we will pay a higher price for a working car over one that doesn’t work anymore. 

  • What Is the Weight of The Car? 

If the car is written-off or otherwise considered scrap, then we determine it’s worth by its weight. A major portion of a car is made of steel, which is a valuable scrap metal. So, if a car has no salvageable parts, then its value lies in its scrap metals, which will be weighed and paid for by the tonne. 

  • Are There Any Working Parts? 

If your car has some working parts that can be pulled and salvaged, then you can hope to get a better price for the vehicle than you would for one with no working parts. Many car wreckers remove, refurbish and sell used car parts. So, working car parts are valuable to them for this reason. 

Apart from the above-mentioned factors, factors such as the age of the car, the odometer reading and the model of the vehicle can all impact the price. At Eagle Car Removals, all our Cash for Car offers are honest and will vary for each vehicle, depending on its condition as well as the other factors mentioned earlier. 

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