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How to sell your car

Cars can be sold privately, to a dealership or used as part exchange for a new car. If selling to a dealer, you will be offered a better price if the car is in part exchange for a newer model. Some used car centres like car supermarkets, will be pleased to buy your vehicle and you can also sell your car to one of the several websites that offer to buy any car. No matter what route you take, selling a car can be difficult, so the following is offered as a guide.

Websites

Websites like Wewillbuyyourcar.com and Webuyanycar.com will make an offer on nearly all cars. Wewillbuyyourcar.com can’t accept cars that are more than six years old or those with more than 80,000 miles, but will make an offer on most makes and models from family cars by Ford to executive saloons from Mercedes. PistonHeads There are lot of websites where you can list your car for sale. General sales sites like Gumtree and Vivastreet can be used to sell popular production cars. More exotic cars should be listed on websites like PistonHeads, where knowledgeable car buyers go to find sports cars.

Auto Trader

Advertising your car through a specialist publication like Auto Trader will attract a lot of potential customers. It could also invite a large amount of timewasters as it reaches ten million unique users. However, it has advantages over other forms of advertising as you can alter and update the online ad as you see fit and the online ad is augmented by a print version in your local Auto Trader. With a 70 percent success rate, you are more likely to sell your car through Auto Trader.

eBay

There are 14 million active users on Ebay.co.uk. It’s the UK’s largest online marketplace. So, it is an ideal place to sell your car. However, there is a listing fee and further charges are added when the car is sold.

Dealerships

It’s widely accepted that you won’t get as much money for your car by selling to a dealer as they have overheads to meet. But if you decide that you don’t want to deal with the public, there are several different routes which you can explore to sell your car. Aside from websites like Webuyanycar.com, you could sell your car to a used car or franchised dealer.

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