How to plan a long road trip

Road trips can create memories that will last forever. There’s nothing quite like packing up the car, picking up your mates and heading towards the horizon. Whether it is for a UK trip or a jaunt across Europe, you’ll never forget how much fun you had on a road trip. To make sure you are ready for most eventualities, then run through our checklist which can help you avo...

How to SORN a car

Cars have a knack of worming their way into our affections and becoming as vital to us as limbs. We fall in love with cars, especially ones that hold sentimental value to us, however they aren’t always useful in our every day lives. If you can’t bear to part with your old car but won’t be driving it often, or at all, then you should save yourself needing to tax and insu...

Can you drive without MOT?

Life involves a lot of admin especially when it comes to your car. Dates for things like your MOT can creep up on you and take you by surprise, leaving your car unroadworthy when you need to use it for work or pleasure. It may be tempting to think your car is in good health and to drive it just like you did the day before, but the fact is that you are breaking the law i...

Where to buy used cars?

New cars lose a large chunk of their value when they leave the forecourt for the first time. This makes the used car market the place to shop if you are looking for a solid financial investment. Not only do you lose less money through depreciation, but your budget will stretch a lot further to potentially newer and better specification models. But where is the best plac...

What should you do when driving in fog?

Adverse weather can play havoc on the roads when drivers are not prepared for it or knowledgeable on how to drive in it. We can often witness four seasons in one day throughout the UK and one thing that can catch you out fast is dense fog. Fog appears when warm, moist air hits cooler conditions and can be patchy, so you could be caught unawares on any journey. In the ev...

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...