I want to sell my car, what are my options?

You are not alone in thinking ‘I want to sell my car, but what are my options?’, many motorists are having the same thought-process as they look to offload their old car for a good price and quickly. There are a few options available to you:

Sell it privately

Listing your car for sale online or trying to sell it by advertising it in a magazine or in a shop window is a longstanding way to sell your car. This does offer potential visibility to a wide audience, but there is still no guarantee that you’ll get a sale. You’ll have the pressure of making sure you keep the vehicle clean, tax and MOT’d just in case you get someone who wants to view it and the worry associated if someone wants to take it for a test drive. It can be stressful. Even if you do manage to sell it, you may still spend many a sleepless night wondering whether the price you received was really what the car was truly worth. 

Trading in your old car

If you are considering an upgrade and have found a dealer selling your ideal car then trading in your old car is an option. In this instance, both deals will be conducted together so there will be no waiting around waiting for a sale to go through. Obviously, canny dealers will attempt to distract you with the buying part of your deal so you are less concerned about securing a good deal on your current vehicle. You’ll then find yourself getting a less than fair offer for your old car within the deal, which only becomes apparent after you’ve signed on the dotted line.

Selling to a professional

Cut out the indeterminable waiting period of a private sale or the uncertainty of a valuation typically given by choosing Sell My Car Direct. Imagine sitting back and having a bid for your car fly into your inbox? What we do is put your car’s details in front of our experienced buyers and they will put their best foot forward in terms of price. You can then simply choose whether to accept or reject the deal on the table

Get started on selling your car today by entering your car’s registration into our online valuation form.