Mobile SMS valuation service allows a consumer
to value a car using an SMS
that is sent to a short code (example: 88744 or 88744).
The SMS needs to contain: a KEYWORD + a CAR REGISTRATION + a
Example: GLASS GR57XVJ 90000
The keyword allows Glassís to track where the sale of the valuation
came from (e.g. which partner/marketing campaign was the origin of
The valuation process is as simple as:
1. Text GLASS, the car registration and mileage, making sure to put
a space between each. (e.g. GLASS GR57XVJ 90000)
2. Send the text to 88744**
3. Read your car report sent back as a text***.
**The number may be different
depending on the service the partner takes or if they want their own
Glass's huge car database will return the price you'll pay on the
forecourt and three different trade-in prices; excellent, average
and below average, for any car built from 1992 onwards.
Glassís cannot provide a valuation for cars less than 6 months old,
cars that have covered less than 10,000 miles, imports, low-volume
vehicles, motorbikes, vans or commercial vehicles.
The service works on all UK mobile networks.
*** SMS car valuations cost £1.50x2 (for short code 88744) or
£2.00x2 (for short code 88744) + normal network charges, and if your
car cannot be matched then you will not be charged.
The values provided by this service are NOT insurance settlement
values, cash values or replacement prices and should not be
presented as such.
All trade-in valuations given are based on a single transaction with
a bona fide motor dealer involving the sale of the consumerís car in
part exchange for the purchase of a different car from the same
dealer on the same day.
If the actual transaction is due to take place in the future (e.g.
when ordering a new car), the value offered by the dealer will be
Vehicle prices are affected by many different factors such as
regional variations, sales promotions, a dealerís perceived view of
the condition of a vehicle, or if a franchised dealer is being asked
to consider a transaction for a marque outside the franchise.
In any event, the amount quoted should not be relied upon solely,
and should be treated as a guide only.
TRADE-IN - EXCELLENT
Ready for retail sale; mechanically perfect, paintwork unblemished
for vehicle under two years old, but may have slight stone damage on
vehicle over two years old or with high mileage. Interior should be
immaculate. A full service history must be provided.
All equipment fitted should be fully operational. Tyres should be
new or nearly new, wheels and trims clean and undamaged. If
appropriate, the MOT Certificate must be for a minimum of nine
TRADE-IN - AVERAGE CONDITION
Some wear and tear to mechanical parts may be expected. Some minor
repair might be required to the paintwork, although there should be
no serious damage requiring replacement bodywork.
The car will be of generally tidy appearance inside and out but some
expenditure may be required for retail sale. A full service history
must be provided.
All equipment fitted should be fully operational. Tyres should not
be more than half-worn. Wheels and trims should be in good
condition. If appropriate, the MOT Certificate must be for a minimum
of six months.
TRADE-IN - BELOW AVERAGE CONDITION
Requires mechanical repair or some repair to bodywork. The interior
may be worn and seats may have marks. Some corrosion, damage or
poorly repaired paintwork may need attention.
The car may not have a full service history and would not be offered
for retail sale without significant expenditure. Major items of
equipment such as radios should be operational.
Tyres should be legal with an even tread depth across the tyre.
Wheels and trims may show evidence of some scuffmarks. If
appropriate, the MOT Certificate must be for a minimum of three
DEALER ASKING PRICE
The "dealer asking price" or "windscreen price". It is not
necessarily the price a consumer would actually pay, as it may be
the subject of negotiation, discount or an extra allowance on the
value of your own car. It will also vary depending on any special
offers applicable at the time, condition, length of warranty and any
options and extras that may be fitted.
PRIVATE SALE PRICE
Glassís Private Sale price represents an estimated selling price for
a car sold by one private individual to another private individual
at a given time. Private Sale prices apply to cars in good overall
condition. A car in good condition will carry the best part of a
yearís MOT. The car should present itself well, with no obvious
damage to bodywork. Tyres and mechanical parts should all be in good
condition. All equipment should be fully operational. In the case of
cars under 3 years of age, the balance of the manufacturer's
warranty would also be included.
WHY IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TRADE-IN AND RETAIL
The trade-in price (the amount a
dealer pays you) differs from the retail price (the price a dealer
advertises the car) because a dealer has the following costs and
servicing & stocking/storage
warranty, administration &
profit, advertising & VAT