How best to sell your car

Selling your vehicle is a great way to get some extra pennies, especially if looking for a new car.

However, the process is often more stressful than it needs to be, with sellers facing anything from time wasters to not being offered a good price for their vehicle.

For an easy guide to selling your car, read on.

Before you sell

List out your selling requirements, thinking about some of the following choices.

  • Is your car road worthy? Decide whether to scrap or sell your vehicle.
  • How much time and effort are you prepared to put into the selling process? Some options are more hassle than others.
  • Decide on a price – Use our handy quote form to find out what your car could be worth.
  • Ensure you’ve given your car a good clean and tidy. You may even choose to repair minor damages to increase its worth.
  • Have all your vehicle documents and history at hand.

Putting your car on the market

Where to sell your car is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when putting your car on the market. Many choose to sell privately as they think they’ll get a better deal.

While sometimes the case, people often forget the costs they’ll incur to place an ad, the hassle of finding a genuine customer and the time taken to conduct viewings. On the other hand, dealers will have costs to cover, so you may not get as much for your vehicle. Another option is to go straight to a specialist instant car buyer. There are plenty of legitimate car buying companies out there who what to give you the best rate they can.

Finding a car buying company

To find the right car buying company for you, it really depends on what you need from your sale.

Will they buy the type of vehicle I have? If you’re selling a vehicle that’s not a car, a great specialist buyer will offer you a price whether it’s a MPV, scooter or van.

I need to scrap my car. Can they organise this? – It’s not just road worthy cars you can get a price for. Some companies have great relationships with local scrapping centres, so can get this sorted for you, saving you time and effort while also giving you money for it.

Do they offer competitive rates? – Get a quote first and compare it to other companies in the area.

How simple is the process? – One of the benefits of instant car buyers is their convenience. However, many instant car buying companies require you to take your vehicle to them. Look for one which will come out to you and recover your car if you decide to sell.

Do they sell cars too? – Many people sell their car when looking for another. Ask your car buying company if they also sell vehicles. They may even have a showroom for you to visit, giving you plenty of options when looking at your next buy.

Selling your car doesn’t have to be stressful, so follow our advice to make things simple. Here at Surrey Car buyers, we give you a fair and accurate price for your vehicle, without the hard-sell. Get in touch today to find out how much your car could be worth.