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...

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...

What to look for in a used car

We’ve discussed in more detail specific things you should consider when buying a used car if you’re a younger driver, an older motorist or need a family vehicle. But there are certain things that any and every motorist should think about when it comes to choosing the perfect pre-owned model. Value and reliability When you’re choosing a used car, it’s often a good idea to cons...

Security checks

Security checks are really important when you’re buying a used car. Taking the time to verify that the vehicle comes from where the seller says it does and that the documentation matches the details of the car not only gives you peace of mind, it also saves a lot of potential trouble further down the line. Here are a few checks you can make before you agree to purchase a pre-owned car.

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Used car advice for elderly people

When buying a used car, you want to be sure that the model you pick is right for your needs and completely dependable. There are several things you can consider when it comes to choosing the ideal model. Age and reliability The last thing you need is for your car to be going wrong all the time. It’s therefore a good idea to choose a vehicle that isn’t too old, around three to...

Used car advice for young people

Buying your first car is an exciting experience – there’s a new sense of freedom as well as the inevitable pride in your vehicle, no matter how old it is. It’s a process that you should take your time over to ensure you get the best possible model for your money. We’ve got some tips to help you pick the ideal option. The bigger picture When you’re buying your first car, it’s ...

Buying a used family car

Choosing a used car for your family takes careful consideration. You’ll need to think about where you’ll be going and what you’ll be using it for, as well as how long you intend to keep it. Are your children toddlers or teenagers? Will you need space for football kits and ballet gear? Our brief guide gives you some things to look for to help you find the perfect used family car. Type o...