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Part Exchange BSM

Part Exchange with Bristol Street Motors

  • Free instant part exchange valuation
  • 7-day price guarantee
  • No admin fees
  • Dealerships nationwide

How does part exchange work with Bristol Street Motors?

Find your next car

Browse our wide range of new and used cars in person or online. We have an extensive selection of vehicles from the world's leading automotive brands. Our expert sales team can help you find the perfect model for your needs.

Get your valuation

Get your free, instant valuation for your car at your local Bristol Street Motors dealership, or online. Using our expert knowledge and data from over 500,000 used cars for sale, we promise to give you a valuation that's accurate and fair.

Complete your purchase

Found a car you love? Make it yours. We'll deduct the value of your current car from the price of the new one, so you'll just have to pay the difference. We'll take your old car off your hands, and you can drive away in your new car.

What is a part exchange?

Part exchange is the process of trading in your current vehicle, to use as partial payment towards your next new or used car.

Instead of selling your car privately, part exchanging means you can use its value as a deposit towards a new vehicle.

It's an efficient way for you to sell your current vehicle and upgrade it to a new one, all in a single transaction.

Why part exchange with Bristol Street Motors?

Our part exchange process is simple. We'll take care of everything, so all you need to do is focus on finding your next car!

Get a free instant part exchange valuation, either online or at your local Bristol Street Motors dealership. Simply answer a few questions about your current car's condition and mileage to get started.

Our sophisticated algorithm analyses the trade and retail prices of over 500,000 vehicles daily. This enables us to provide an accurate and fair valuation of your car. Our data-driven approach means you can trust us to offer you a competitive deal for your part exchange.

The valuation is guaranteed for seven days when you book an appointment, giving you time to think things over. Plus, you don't have to worry about any admin fees or hidden charges - we like to keep things transparent.

Part Exchange With Car Finance

Looking for another car, but still have a car with outstanding finance? You can part exchange your current vehicle for a new one. However, you should always first confirm in advance with your current finance provider that this is possible.

Simply follow these steps to get started with your part exchange:

  • Contact your current car's finance provider and inform them about your intentions.
  • Request a settlement figure that is required to pay the current loan off. This includes any remaining monthly payments, interests and administrative fees.
  • Request the dealership valuation of your current car with whom you intend to part exchange.

What happens during your part exchange appointment?

Car inspection

We make sure your car is in good condition, matching the description you have provided.

Paperwork check

Bring your V5 logbook, any spare keys and service history with you to the appointment.

We take care of the rest

You are all sorted! We will organise the part exchange from this point onwards.

Benefits of Part Exchanging your Vehicle

  • Simple process, we take care of the paperwork
  • Free, no-obligation instant part exchange valuation
  • Intelligent algorithm provides accurate and fair car valuation
  • Car valuation guaranteed for seven days when you book an appointment
  • Safe process with secure bank transfers
  • Manufacturers often offer extra bonuses if you choose same brand

Ready to find out how much your car is worth?

Knowing how much your current car is worth gives you a clear view of how much you can put towards your upgrade. Once you have your valuation, all that's left to do is find your perfect car. We'll take care of all the paperwork to save you any fuss.

Enter your reg below to find out how much your part exchange is worth.

Part Exchange FAQs

Why are some Part Exchange valuations lower than others?

The value of the part exchange depends on the current trade and retail prices. Our algorithm analyses over 500,000 vehicles to get an accurate valuation of your car.

Each valuation depends on the current market and can change rapidly, even during a single day. This may sometimes lead to a lower car valuation. With our data-driven approach, we can provide a fair and accurate valuation for all our customers.

How do you Part Exchange your car with a personalised registration?

Do you intend to keep your personalised number plate? If so, you must get in touch with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to retain this plate and change the registration of your car. When you receive a new plate from DVLA, attach this to the car. The number plate of the vehicle must match the V5C form before you hand it over to us.

Can I Part Exchange if my car is worth more than the car I would like to purchase?

Yes, you can! As with any part exchange, we provide a valuation for your vehicle based on the current market. If you have any questions, get in touch with your local dealership.

If I return my Bristol Street Motors car, can I get my Part Exchange car back?

If your car is still with us, we can return it to you. We may have already sold your previous vehicle; in which case we offer a full refund of the part exchange value. All Bristol Street Motors cars come with a 14-day money-back guarantee for your peace of mind.

Can I put the value of my Part Exchange towards a finance scheme?

Yes, you can. This will automatically be put towards your finance deposit.

What happens to my Part Exchange vehicle?

Your old vehicle will undergo a preparation process and be sold to a new customer on our used car page. Depending on the condition of the car, sometimes it may be sent to a scrap yard or recycling.

Can you Part Exchange a broken car?

Yes, you can. We accept vehicles with broken parts as part exchange. However, as the car is likely to require new parts and repair work, the valuation of the car may be lower. Part exchanging your old car is a great way to upgrade to a newer model.

Can I Part Exchange a leased car?

No, as you are not the legal owner of the vehicle. When you are leasing a car, you are only renting it for a set period. After the contract has ended, you are required to return it.

Can you Part Exchange a car on PCP?

Yes, you can. However, a minimum of payments must be completed before this is possible. You should also always confirm with your current finance provider if this is possible. If you part exchange with us, we will take care of the paperwork for you.

The finance provider will provide you with a settlement figure, which will cover the remaining costs of the agreement. This will be reduced from the deposit you can put on your next car.

Is it better to Sell or Part Exchange my car?

If you are not in a hurry to find a new car immediately after selling your car, it might suit you. However, if you have already found your next car, the part exchange allows you to switch to the new car faster.

With a part exchange, you already have a new vehicle lined up. At Bristol Street Motors, you can find a vast range of new and used cars in stock, ready to come home with you.

Can I Part Exchange without an MOT?

Yes, this is possible. However, this may affect the valuation of your vehicle. This is because the current condition of the vehicle is unknown to the dealership. Plus, the next owner would be expected to pay the vehicle's next MOT.

Book an MOT for your car before the part exchange to make sure you get a good price.

Where can I Part Exchange my car?

You can request a free, no-obligation valuation of your current vehicle with our Value My Car tool above. Simply type in your car's registration number to get started. Or you can visit your local Bristol Street Motors dealership.

After finding out how much your current car is worth, find your next model. With our large selection of new and used cars available, you are sure to find the perfect match for you.

After you have made your choice, it's time to part exchange! We simply ask you to book an appointment at one of our dealerships. This is to check all the paperwork and ensure the car's condition matches the description provided.