3 Reasons Why You Should Always Get a Car Valuation Before Selling Your Car

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Motorist Car Valuation Before Selling Car

A car valuation is the estimated price that car dealers will buy your used car for. Once your car has been valuated, you can make a more conscious decision to sell or scrap your vehicle.

As a smart and responsible vehicle owner, you should always practice diligence when it comes to matters relating to your car. Getting a car valuation before selling, trading-in or scrapping your vehicle is one such example.

A car valuation is essential in this modern age of transacting vehicles online. It helps car owners find out how much their car is worth, which in turn helps them to fight off unethical dealers and their low-ball offers.

In this article, we highlight 3 solid reasons why you should always get a car valuation before selling your vehicle. Find out what they are below.


1. You’ll Get the Best Price for Your Car

Determining the best price for your car can be a headache. After all, who doesn’t want to sell their vehicle for the highest possible price. As a car owner, that should always be your prerogative. However, for car agents and dealers, they want to buy your car at the lowest possible price and flip it for a profit.

When you get a car valuation, it will give you a peace of mind knowing that this is the best price you can get for your vehicle. That way, you can always get the best deal when transacting your vehicle. With an accurate car valuation, it could save you a few hundred, sometimes thousands of dollars. Who wouldn’t want that?


2. You’ll Never Have to Deal with Unethical Dealers

Car owners tend to have a love-hate relationship with car dealers. They are loved because are willing to buy second-hand cars but are hated for their underhanded sales tactics. They tempt you with their sweet nothings before dropping some ridiculous excuse that your car has a defect, and thus, their previous offer is no longer valid. Even if nothing is wrong with your vehicle, they find the tiniest reason to knock off a few hundred dollars.

Unless you are a seasoned negotiator, dealing with second-hand car dealers is usually like playing a game of chance. You won’t know that you’re being worked until the deal is complete, and by then, it’s usually too late. Since most car valuation services these days are done online, that means you never have to haggle and negotiate for prices with car dealers. It also saves you time and the trouble of having to drive your vehicle down to dealerships and getting them to quote a price for your car.


3. You Can Get a Car Valuation for Free

At Motorist.sg, we offer a complimentary car valuation service at no extra cost. In order to receive a fair and accurate valuation, we’ll put your vehicle through an in-house bidding system, in which our trusted dealers and partners will bid for your vehicle.

After 24 hours, all bids will be consolidated, and the highest price will be conveyed directly to you. If you are happy with the price, you can proceed to sell or scrap your vehicle. The power will and always be in your hands, and you’re free to back out if you feel the price is not right. As mentioned earlier, this service is completely free, so what’s the harm in getting your car professionally valuated?


Whether you’re a first-time car owner or have owned several cars in the past, it’s vital that you get a car valuation before transacting your vehicle. As highlighted above, a responsible car owner will ensure that he or she won’t get swindled by unethical car dealers, which FYI, has always been a problem in the motorcar industry in Singapore.

Even if you aren’t planning to sell your car in the near future, getting a car valuation done once a year will help you keep track of its overall value, and determine when its the best time to transact your vehicle for the best possible price.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more. Our goal is help you make better and smarter decisions when it comes to vehicle ownership in Singapore.

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1 Comment

Adeline Teo

thanks for the advice!

Like Reply 15 days ago