Getting Your Car Valuated in Barbados:

The Complete Guide

Why get your vehicle valuated?

Why get your vehicle valuated?

If you’re looking to sell your vehicle or switch your motor insurance provider, the first step in the process is to get a full vehicle valuation and assessment of your car’s road worthiness.

If you’re buying or selling a used vehicle in Barbados, you’ll need to get an idea of its fair market value and general condition in order to advertise the vehicle, negotiate the price and finalize the transaction. If you’re requesting a loan to buy a used car and plan to use your vehicle as collateral, the financial institution will request a valuation that proves how much the vehicle is worth.

Maybe you’re simply switching motor insurance providers because you found a better rate or you weren’t satisfied with the service you were getting. In this case, insurance providers will most likely request an assessment of road worthiness and a vehicle valuation to determine the realistic car value and provide an accurate rate for your new insurance policy.

Car Valuation Barbados

What is a vehicle valuation, anyway?

What is vehicle valuation, anyway?

What is considered for a car valuation?

  • Vehicle make and model

  • Vehicle age

  • Vehicle mileage

  • Vehicle condition

The word valuation is self-explanatory, but most people don’t know much about the process to appraise a vehicle or assess its valuation in Barbados and its significance. It all starts with getting a valuation certificate/document, which is an appraisal of your vehicle that provides you with its current estimated dollar value. These appraisals are done by a trusted third party like a mechanic or body shop.

Several factors are considered when assessing the value of a vehicle, including its age, current condition, mileage, accident history, and more. The entire process can take between 5 to 30 minutes, depending on who is performing the valuation for you.

How and where can I get a car valuation in Barbados?

How and where can I get a car valuation in Barbados?

The process of getting your car valued is different with every valuer. Some allow walk-ins, while some require a pre-scheduled appointment. It’s always a good idea to call first. Be sure to arrive with your insurance certificate/registration documents and valid Barbados photo identification. This will speed up the process.

There are several car valuers on the island. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together a list of the top five car valuation providers in Barbados, which will help simplify the process of submitting your valuation and having it accepted by your financial institution and insurance partners.

Vehicle Valuation Barbados

(Sample vehicle valuation document)

Corbin’s Garage

Corbin’s Garage is widely recognized as one of the most trusted appraisers for Japanese vehicles on the island. They guarantee that they can accurately value any Japanese vehicle.

Corbin’s Garage charges $50 to perform a valuation, and an appointment is required. Contact their office at 427-7755 to set up an appointment. You must provide an insurance certificate and personal identification.

  • Address: Upper Collymore Rock, St. Michael
  • Directions: Google Maps
  • Phone number: (246) 427-7755
  • Duration: Vehicle valuations can take 15 minutes.
  • Ratings: 4.4 (from Google Reviews)
Corbin's Garage Barbados

Ansa Motors
(formerly McEnearney Quality Inc)

Ansa Motors, formerly known as McEnearney Quality Inc, is a long-standing full-service multi-franchise automotive dealership on the island. They are the authorized dealership for BMW, Mini, Ford, Kia and Mazda vehicles and conduct valuations for each of these brands.

Valuations cost either $50 or $100 – $50 if the vehicle was purchased in-house, $100 if it was purchased elsewhere. An appointment is not required. Just arrive with the vehicle, your insurance certificate and valid identification between the hours of 8am and 2pm.

  • Address: Wildey, St. Michael
  • Directions: Google Maps
  • Phone number: (246) 467-2400
  • Duration: Vehicle valuations can take 10 minutes.
  • Ratings: 3.9 (from Google Reviews)
Corbin's Garage Barbados

Courtesy Garage

Courtesy Garage is another long standing and respected dealership on the island and is the authorized dealership of Hyundai and Nissan vehicles.

Valuations cost $50 and an appointment is required. Arrive ready with your insurance certificate and valid identification.

Call 431-4100 to schedule an appointment.

  • Address: Wildey, St. Michael
  • Directions: Google Maps
  • Phone number: (246) 431-4100
  • Duration: Vehicle valuations can take 20 minutes.
  • Ratings: 3.9 (from Google Reviews)
Cortesy Garage Barbados Vehicle Valuation

Nassco Limited

Serving the public since 1972, Nassco Limited is the authorized, full-service dealership of Toyota vehicles on the island.

Nassco charges $50 for valuations on vehicles that were purchased from them, and $100 on vehicles purchased elsewhere. An appointment isn’t required, just arrive with your insurance certificate and valid identification between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm.

  • Address: River Road, St. Michael
  • Directions: Google Maps
  • Phone number: (246) 227-6048
  • Duration: Vehicle valuations can take 15 minutes.
  • Ratings: 4.2 (from Google Reviews)
Nassco Barbados Car Valuations

Simpson Motors

Simpson Motors Limited is a long-standing full-service automotive dealership on the island. They are the authorized dealership for Suzuki, Mercedes Benz, Isuzu, Chevrolet and Subaru vehicles and conduct valuations for the same.

Valuations for vehicles purchased from the dealership are $30 and are conducted between the hours of 7:30am and 12pm. Appointments are not required, customers just need to arrive with their insurance certificate and identification ready.

Customers looking to have a valuation done on a vehicle purchased elsewhere will be asked to provide importation and all other related documents from the seller and await review. If the dealership chooses to proceed, the valuation will cost $250 and Simpson Motors Limited will provide the valuation as well as a road worthy certificate.

If the vehicle was originally purchased from Simpson Motors and is later resold and the new owner requires a valuation, they will be required to provide the new road tax receipt to be updated in the system, that cost will be $30.

  • Address: Warrens, St. Michael
  • Directions: Google Maps
  • Phone number: (246) 417-7777
  • Duration: Vehicle valuations can take 15 minutes.
  • Ratings: 4.3 (from Google Reviews)
Simpson Motors Barbados Car Valuations

About the author:

Thalisha
Thalisha

Thalisha is a Customer Experience Officer and blog contributor at Almi. She is passionate about customer service and helping Barbadians achieve financial prosperity.