The best way to sell a car is a difficult question to answer as it depends on your end goal for you, the seller. Here are a few of the most prevalent options available to you:
Selling your car privately
Sticking a sign in your windscreen and parking your car in a high visibility spot to sell privately is something that has been done for many years and still goes on to this day. Often selling privately gets a good price if you manage to pitch it correctly. Many motorists use buy-and-sell groups on the likes of Facebook to further promote selling their car privately, as well as other listing sites. However, the down side is that you have to maintain the car while it sits there until you sell it. Keeping it clean as well as keeping its MOT and tax up to date will cost you more money. Then when you finally do sell it, you may have been haggled into a sale where you could’ve got a better deal for your car.
Trading your car in to a dealership
Buying a car through a trade dealership usually comes with the option to trade in your old vehicle in part exchange for a new car. However, you’re unlikely to get much money for your car compared to the market value it could potentially sell for. Often when combining two deals together you can lose sight of the real value of your old car, as you tend to focus on the upgrade part rather than getting the best price for your old motor.
Selling to professional car buyers
This is typically the fastest option to sell your car. You cut out the hassle of selling privately, as well as the uncertainty of a lower price than your car is worth from a trade-in. You will get a quote at current market value locked in and paid to you directly. At Southern Car Buyers, collection is free and our car buying service is streamlined and because we collect it, you have no need to keep paying for road tax, MOT or car insurance. Negate having to advertise your car or deal with endless test drives, simply get your sale complete in a short period of time.
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