What Is the Best Way to Sell a Second-Hand Car?

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Want to get rid of your second-hand car, but not sure where to begin?

The first and most important step to take is to decide on what method you’re going to use to sell your car. To help you get started, Sell My Car has put together a simple guide for you to weigh up the pros and cons of each approach.

Sell Your Car Privately

A private sale puts all the power in your hands. You’re able to advertise the car how you like, choose the buyer you want, and negotiate the best price that suits you.

But because a private sale is entirely reliant on you, it’s up to you to do all the work. There’s a bunch of stuff to do online – such as finding out a base asking price you can expect to receive for your vehicle – as well as work on the car itself – such as sprucing it up so it’s presentable and ready for its new owner.

There’s also a lot of legal documentation to handle, which you have to get right. While a private sale is a great way to get the best price, it’s not a good option if you’re short on time or are looking for a more convenient option.

Sell to a Car Dealer

This is where car dealerships come in. You can just sell your car to any second hand car dealership. However, another option is to sell your car to a dealer of that specific brand – Kia, Audi, or so on. This can hit the sweet spot of both saving you time, while still giving you a fair deal for your car.

Something to consider is that selling to a dealer can limit your options. For example, many car dealerships only do trade-ins, meaning you may be obliged to buy your next vehicle from the same dealer. This isn’t ideal if you don’t want another vehicle, don’t want a vehicle of the same make, or don’t want to buy from the same dealership.

Use a Cash-for-Cars Service

Looking for the single most convenient way to get rid of your car? Your best bet is a cash-for-cars service. You can receive a quote over the phone or online, and it can be a matter of days or even hours until you’ve sold your car and you’ve got the cold, hard cash in your hand.

This kind of service is also called a car removal service, because they take away vehicles that can’t be driven or sold, for salvaging. If your car has been totalled or doesn’t run anymore, your only option is to take cash for your car.

Want Cash for Your Second-Hand Car?

Whatever make or model, whether it runs or not, we’ll take your used car. Contact us today for a reliable cash-for-cars service.