How much can I sell my car for?

It is a question that at Sell My Car Direct we get asked a lot and one that can keep you up at night if you are concerned you won’t achieve the price you want for your old car. Getting a good price for your motor can ease any financial stress you might be under or even help you afford a better or newer car than you were expecting. How much can you sell your for? Here ar...

Some of the luxury cars we valued in the past year

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only motorists that use car buying services are people with old bangers that want to make a quick buck on an old car fit only for the scrapyard. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. At Sell My Car Direct we have seen a variety of high-end car owners who, for whatever reason, have fallen out of love with their luxury c...

Drivers clambered to sell smaller cars during pandemic

During 2020, we saw a surge of small car owners trying to sell their cars as the pandemic changed drivers’ mindsets.

Our figures show that small cars, such as city cars and superminis, accounted for 27% of our quotes throughout the year. When we add in hatchbacks the percentage rises to 40% (2,400 of 5,964 of cars est...

Why it is a good time to upgrade and sell your van

Fleets of vans are what keeps business moving, which was showcased even more during the pandemic where the only way to get goods to customers was via road delivery. In 2020, there has been a huge shift back to road haulage as lots of other avenues for retail and other industries were stopped. This pushed our reliance on vans to a new level and may have pushed you to the...

Driving in heavy traffic this Christmas

As lockdown comes to a hiatus over Christmas, there is bound to be a lot of drivers rushing out to see loved ones dotted around the UK. The Government has allowed us to come together for a short time window over the festive period, which is likely to cause a huge bottleneck on motorways at certain times. Before you rush out in eagerness to see your family and friends, i...

Selling your car in a pandemic

Life has been anything but normal in 2020 and lots of plans for the year have been shelved due to the impact of Covid-19. As the economy ground to halt over the course of the year car dealerships up and down the UK had to shut their doors. But the new and used car markets are nothing if not resilient. Immediately, they were finding ways to keep trading in cars safely an...

Used car sales bounce back in the pandemic

The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has changed not just how we live our lives but also our shopping habits. Things we would have previously not considered important are now at the top of our wanted list, as lockdown life takes effect on how we spend our spare time. The used car market was not exempt from this turmoil as showrooms closed across the UK. This curbed sales overnigh...

Dash Cams

How would you rate your driving skills? Many people would actually say their driving is very good, so why are there so many accidents in the UK? If you don’t break the law when behind the wheel, you probably see your driving as almost perfect. You don’t run red lights, use your mobile, or even speed.

Yet the chances are you’ve been involved in a collision of some sort; after all th...

Most Expensive Parking Spaces

Most Expensive Car Parking Spaces In Britain

In February 2014, the most expensive parking space in the United Kingdom was sold for £400,000. This underground parking space in London near the Royal Albert Hall can only fit two cars yet it costs more than twice the average rate for a house in Britain; which as of September 2014 is £188,374.

The capital city...

Where unsold cars go to die

The amount of consumers who purchase new cars has declined drastically in recent years. This is due to the fact that used cars can be purchased for a significantly reduced rate as opposed to expensive new vehicles.

However, despite this decrease in sales, many automotive manufacturers continue to produce new cars. Unfortunately, this has created a global problem wherein there are n...