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Getting A Provisional Online Valuation

Citreon C1 helps motorists sell vehicles in three steps. The first is to visit the company's website to retrieve a free, provisional, valuation.

So, the seller simply enters the registration number and the system confirms the vehicle's: manufacturer, model, trim level, year, engine size and transmission type, e.g. manual or automatic.

The alternative is to select these characteristics from a drop-down menu. The seller then confirms the vehicle's mileage and the number of owners, plus whether it has a complete or partial service history, etc. The system then reveals its provisional valuation which is based on various assumptions. These include that the vehicle has: more than one-month remaining on its MOT, has not been imported, has not been written-off by its insurer, has no damage, is in working order, has a standard registration plate and two sets of keys. Furthermore, the company assumes that the car has never been used for: private hire, rental, professional driving tuition or by the police. If these assumptions are incorrect the seller can use the website to report (say) a chipped windscreen or a broken/missing headlight. These, of course, could change the valuation. To make this process straightforward, the company provides a downloadable vehicle inspection sheet.

Booking An Appointment And Vehicle Inspection

The seller might then benefit from cross-referencing the valuation with a price guide such as Parkers or Glass. This is important, as is clarifying any extra costs such as the £49.99 transaction fee. If - after this research – the valuation is acceptable the seller can proceed to step two and book an appointment at one of the company's branches. On arrival, the representative will test drive and inspect the vehicle to ensure its condition matches the online description. It is therefore in the seller's interest to be thorough/honest. After all, if the representative finds undisclosed faults the price might fall. The seller must also take along two forms of identification one of which must be photographic, e.g. a passport – plus proof of his/her address such as a recent council tax bill. also requires the car's registration certificate and (if available) its service history and MOT certificates. Finally, if it has outstanding finance due the seller must provide a letter from the finance provider confirming the settlement figure. If everything is satisfactory (to both parties), the seller proceeds to step three and completes the transaction. The funds are typically received via bank transfer within four working days, but a next working day option is available for an addition charge of £24.75.

Company Profile has more than one-hundred branches throughout the United Kingdom, plus its headquarters in Middleton. These include facilities in: Wimbledon, Aberdeen, Perth, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Yeovil, and Gosport – so the company has grown quickly since its launch in 2006. To date, it has purchased more than four-hundred and twenty-five thousand cars many of which were later sold at auction. There is also a sister-site called that operates in a similar manner. Furthermore, the company is a long term supporter of the road safety charity Brake - so it recently launched a campaign called "See Me Stay Safe" that encourages children to be as visible as practical when close to roads. therefore gave away five-thousand visibility vests to youngsters from seventeen schools.

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