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How To Sell My Car?
23 September 2021

How To Sell My Car?

If you are upgrading to a new car and are looking to sell your current one, there are a number of ways that you can do this. Firstly, you could sell privately, advertising your vehicle and arranging the sale yourself. Secondly, you could sell to a car dealer or the third option is to part exchange, buying your new car and selling the old one in the same transaction.

How to sell my car privately?

When you sell your car privately, it is up to you to organise everything from preparing and advertising it to arranging viewings and completing paperwork. Here are the basic steps involved in a private sale:

  1. Market research - find out how much your car is worth so you can gauge a fair asking price
  2. Repair work - if your vehicle is in need of mechanical or cosmetic repair work, getting this done before you try to sell will increase the car’s value
  3. Presentation - another thing you can do to get more cash for your car is to have it professionally cleaned and valeted
  4. Advertising - post your car on advertising platforms with pictures and a detailed description
  5. Viewings - wait for responses to your ad and arrange for any potential buyers to see and test drive your car
  6. Payment - once you have haggled and agreed on a price, make sure you choose a secure method of payment
  7. Paperwork - pass on MOT certificates, service history, the vehicle handbook, warranty documents, a receipt of payment and any other relevant paperwork to the buyer and ensure that you update the DVLA of the transfer of ownership using the logbook

This is the method of selling your vehicle which will require the most effort on your part and with the numerous stages involved, be prepared for it to take some time. It is also important to be careful when it comes to payment because when you sell to an individual, you will have no guarantee of how trustworthy they are.


How to sell my car to a dealership?

Selling to a dealership, such as Autozone, is less complicated. We offer a quick and easy process when we buy cars, you simply need to request a valuation and we will ask for some details about your vehicle. Once we have gathered this information, we will provide an estimation of your vehicle’s value. If you choose to accept our offer, we will arrange a time and date for you to drop it off at our dealership and we can then transfer the funds safely.


How to part exchange my car?

Part exchange is exactly the same process as selling to a dealership with the added step of buying a new car! If you want to part exchange in Barnsley with Autozone, follow the steps above to get a valuation and when you have this, you can choose any of our stunning used cars to upgrade to. Then, drive to our site in your car and drive home in your new motor after paying a reduced price for it (as we will subtract the price for your old vehicle from the cost of the new one). 

If you are interested in selling your car or arranging a part exchange in South Yorkshire, get in touch with the team at Autozone today!