Selling Your Car Guide

Selling a car can be as confusing as buying one and once you have decided to sell your car there are many options to choose from.

Selling Private vs Dealer

You will need to consider what is more important; getting the most money for your car, or selling quickly and hassle free. If convenience and speed are important then using a third party company like We Buy Any Car or selling to a dealer could be the best option.

How to sell a car online

If you are happy to dedicate a little more time and effort then selling a car privately could mean you get more money. How you advertise your car is an essential step and there are many ways in which you can do this including both free and paid for options. Some of the most popular options to sell a car are;

  • A ‘for sale’ sign in the car window
  • List the car on auction sites like eBay and eBid
  • An advert in the local newspaper in the classified section
  • A ‘for sale’ sign in local shop windows
  • Car-selling sites such as AutoTrader and Gumtree

It’s also important to consider the role social media could play, from basic posts aimed at friends and family, to the development of Facebooks market place to target people in your local area.

Whichever the option(s) you choose, the advert must by law describe your car accurately and include the following;

  • Colour
  • Mileage
  • Condition
  • Your contact details
  • List of equipment/taxes
  • Full service history
  • Make and model
  • The year of manufacture and registration identifier (e.g. ‘09’ or ’59 plate for 2009’)

To sum up, when selling your car you need to prioritise what is most important to you; there are many options of how to sell a car and there will be one to suit your needs.