How Much is My Vehicle Worth?

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When you decide to trade in your car or sell it privately, understanding its value becomes crucial to get your desired price. The appraisal process is responsible for determining the vehicle's value, which involves a comprehensive inspection conducted by a professional car value appraiser to establish its selling price. Here, we provide an overview of the car appraisal online process and the key factors influencing your car's value.

Land Rover London's Appraisal Process


Upon bringing your car to Land Rover London for an appraisal, the appraiser will thoroughly inspect the vehicle inside and out, making detailed notes on its condition and any factors that could influence its value. This includes identifying any necessary repairs or issues that could potentially lower the vehicle's value, all of which are considered during the appraisal process. Furthermore, an extensive road test is performed to evaluate the car's overall drivability and mechanical performance.


After the vehicle undergoes a comprehensive assessment, all the gathered information will be entered into the computer system to calculate its average selling price. Next, the estimated expenses required for repairing and reconditioning the vehicle will be subtracted from the average selling price. Finally, the appraiser will deduct the dealership's anticipated profit from selling the vehicle to arrive at the car's final appraised value.

What Determine the Value of Your Car

Age: As a general rule, the older the car, the lower its value.

Make and Model: Some brands and models retain value better than others.

Trim: The trim of a vehicle, which includes the specific specifications of its engine, standard features, number of doors, colour, and other available options, significantly influences the vehicle's value.

Options: Specific features of a car can either enhance or diminish its value. For instance, leather seats hold more value than standard cloth seats, and power windows are considered more valuable than manual ones. Other options, such as the type of transmission, navigation features, sunroofs, and the type of wheels and tires, also play a significant role in determining a car's overall value.

Condition: The presence of stains, rust spots, dents, or improper repairs will decrease the value of a car, while a well-maintained and cared-for vehicle will have a positive impact on its value.

An appraisal is the most accurate way to determine your vehicle's worth. However, there are specific actions you can take to enhance the value of your car, which will result in a higher trade-in or sale price. Making necessary repairs can significantly increase the value of your vehicle.

When you're prepared to have your vehicle appraised at Land Rover London, just give us a call to schedule an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How is the trade-in value of my car determined?
The trade-in value of your car in Canada is determined based on various factors, including the make, model, year, mileage, overall condition, market demand, and any additional features or options your vehicle may have.

Q2: Can I negotiate the trade-in value of my car with the dealership?
A: Yes, you can negotiate the trade-in value of your car. It's essential to be well-informed about your car's market value and use that information as a starting point for negotiations.

Q3: Can I trade my car if it has outstanding finance or a loan?
A: You can trade in a car with outstanding finance or a loan. The dealership can help facilitate the process by paying off the remaining balance, but it's essential to communicate this information upfront to ensure a smooth transaction.

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