At a time when the used car market is reporting a shortfall in good quality used cars for sale, knowing how much a vehicle is worth can be a headache for buyers and sellers alike. Not any more. In partnership with CAP, the motor industry's premier provider of used values, Exchange and Mart has launched a new valuation service that truly reflects the condition of the car. The service not only takes into consideration private or dealer values, including part exchange, but appraises optional extras and any damage to the car which can impact on the cars retail value.
CAP Managing Director Richard Whittles adds: "The used car market has become something of a rollercoaster, which means keeping up with price changes is challenging even for seasoned motor trade professionals. That is why accurate valuations are more important than ever, giving both buyers and sellers the reassurance they need to be sure they are making the right decisions on price. Together with Exchange and Mart we have created a service to ensure both sides in a used car transaction are protected by the most accurate and also the most relevant valuations, specific to their exact car.
At the click of a button on ExchangeandMart.co.uk, and for just £3.50, the new valuation service allows sellers to pitch the price of their vehicle at the right level, ensuring they get the maximum response to their advert. Whilst buyers will be able to check the value of a vehicle to ensure they are not paying over - or under - the odds before they hand over any cash. Comments Debra Healy, Digital Director at Exchange and Mart: "Many buyers are easily dazzled by rock bottom prices, particularly during recent economic challenges, but anything that looks too good to be true, probably is.
"Used car criminals generally want a quick sale and offer bargain prices on cars that should sell for considerably more. Our used car valuation will give buyers the tools they need to question and negotiate with sellers."
For people looking to part exchange their car, being armed with 3 trade-in values, adjusted to reflect the condition of the car, allows them to walk into a dealership with the confidence of knowing what is a fair price for it.
"At Exchange and Mart we are constantly reviewing our services to make sure we provide our buyers and sellers with the very best features and tools. We are delighted to be partnering with CAP, an industry leading organisation," concludes Debra Healy. "This is the latest in our long line of credible collaborations, all designed to bring people the most powerful and protected online retail experience."
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