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How to sell my car

Being faced with several ways to sell your car can often feel daunting. Researching which option is right for you can take just as much time and effort as the sale itself. If you are buying a car from a dealership you may be offered the opportunity to part-exchange your current model, and of course there is always the option to sell your car privately too. However, if you're looking for a quick and hassle-free sale why not choose an online vehicle purchaser such as Money4YourMotors?

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Messages from strangers who offer well below the asking price, those no shows when you've arranged a viewing, not to mention the high advertising costs! We've all been there - stressed by the work that comes with selling privately (you can check out our list of dos and don'ts when selling privately below!) But the good news is that here at Money4YourMotors we offer a quick and efficient sales process which allows you to avoid all those stresses.

To sell with us all you need to do is enter your vehicle registration in the box below. You'll then receive a free and instant pre-inspection valuation for your car.

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The next step is to accept your offer. A member of our friendly team will then be in touch to arrange an appointment for one of our vehicle purchasers to inspect your vehicle at your home or your workplace. We offer appointments 7 days a week so you can sell your car at a time that is convenient for you! Thanks to our home appointments you'll also benefit by avoiding the cost and hassle associated with travelling to sell your vehicle. We can also settle any outstanding finance you have remaining on the vehicle – click here to learn more.

During the appointment, our knowledgeable purchaser will thoroughly inspect the condition of your car which includes taking it for a short test drive. A final offer will then be produced based on vehicle condition and its saleability within the current marketplace. Should you choose to accept the offer, to ensure peace of mind you will receive instant payment via bank transfer while our purchaser is still with you. Our transport team will then aim to collect the vehicle within one week.

Last, but not least, remember to tell your insurers that either you no longer own the car, or that you are now driving a new one. There may be an admin charge to amend your insurance policy, however it's really important as you don't want to pay for a car that you no longer own.

Some Dos and Don'ts when selling privately

  • Do price your car to sell. Research current advertisements to find out the typical sales price of similar cars before deciding on a realistic figure
  • Do provide all the basic vehicle details such as year and mileage, as well as your contact number
  • Do give an honest and accurate description of your car. Private sellers have a duty to tell potential buyers about any damage or faults. Believe it or not, failing to do so could be considered a misleading omission under the Consumer Protection From Unfair Regulations Act 2008 and could also be in breach of the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Do have all documents and the car's history neatly presented and ready to show to any potential buyer
  • Don't let perspective buyers into your home when they come to view the car
  • Don't sell your car if there is outstanding hire-purchase or finance on it - you don't actually own it!
  • Don't sell your car if it has a serious defect or is unroadworthy - you could be breaking the law
  • Don't forget to hand over all relevant documents to the buyer
  • Don't forget to sign and date an agreement with the new owner
  • Don't forget to inform the DVLA of the sale

Top Tip: Sell your car with Money4yourMotors to avoid the hassle of selling privately and to receive instant payment

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