Sell Your Car Online
Time to sell your car? Maybe you are lucky enough to be buying a new car, or you want to sell without the hassle of advertising it. Whatever the reason, these days you can get a quote pretty quickly online, and then if you like the price they offer, you can pop in and make the sale. Remember these important rules to car selling to get the best price.
It's a fairly obvious one to start with, but clean it. Make it sparkle, give it a good wash all over, and vacuum inside. Nobody wants to buy a manky car for a top dollar price.
Make sure when you get a quote online that you are as honest about the condition of your car as possible. It's your car, and like some of us at here at SMN you might be so in love with it, you have actually given it a name! You might use it every day, so it's easy to miss the bumps or scratches that are not so obvious, so then it's not surprising that you think your car is the bee's knee's. But when you want to sell your car you need to look it over from every angle like a buyer would, so you can be clear about it's condition and be offered a fair price. If you say the car is in an excellent condition when it isn't, they will initially offer you more online. But when they see the the car in person, they will just
reduce the price, leaving you annoyed. So be sure you're always realistic about the cars true condition.
When it's time to go in to finalise your sale, make sure you remember to have all the relevant paperwork for the car, including the V5 document, MOT certificate, and and recent paperwork on repairs you have already done to the car. Also if you can find the original receipt for when you bought the car that is useful too.
If you are going to buy a new car after selling your old car, cash is still king, even if you are arranging going to be arranging financing for the new car. This is because having a cash deposit to put down reduces the monthly payments on any new car finance you are arranging and a cash deposit also makes it more likely you will be accepted for finance in the first place. Plus selling your car this way means you are not having to get a reduced trade in price that dealers tend to offer when you try and sell your car through them.
Below you will find some companies that the SMN Team have researched and we believe can offer you a good price to sell your car through.
They have to be the most noticeable car buying brand right now. Plenty of TV adverts, catchy jingle, but are they the best? Well it has to be said that they actually have excellent reviews. Even those unhappy with their offer price seem to really like the staff and professionalism of the company. Remember to be honest when describing the condition of your car. Like all of the other similar car buying companies expect something to be knocked off the original offer price, and you wont go far wrong here. They can process your payment pretty quickly too.
Still a good option and lots of places UK wide to take your car into after getting your online quote. Their reviews are certainly more mixed than the brand leader, and you might have to haggle here to get the best price. Remember as ever describe your care fairly to stand the best chance of being happy with the final offer price.