Sell my car

Ways To Sell My Car

Ways To Sell Your Car

You’ll get the most for your car by selling privately. The next best option is a car-buying website and then a dealer part-exchange. Almost always you will get more for your car using a car buying website like we buy any car or sell my cars, but you do have to shop around. Main dealers are not that interested in your car, especially if its over 6 years old, and we all know you can get a better deal with cash to instantly buy your new car, privately or from a dealer.

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Selling a car to Main dealer

Part-exchange: The easiest way to sell your car is to trade it in when buying a new or used car from a dealer. You will get less for it than through a private sale, but you’ll avoid the work and expense of advertising and dealing with enquiries and annoying people trying to buy it 30% cheaper than the advertised price, viewings and test drives, not to mention the endless phone calls. Your car’s part-exchange value will be a little less than the price you’d get if you sold your car outright to an online website. Selling outright to a used car dealer or garage is a relatively quick and simple process. The price you’ll get will be based on the car’s trade value and condition and service history so it won’t be the best price possible. Car buying sites however have many avenues to re sell your car and you should be able to get more for your car but shop around prices can vary. By far the easiest way to sell your car, no stress or fuss but be warned, you will not get the best price for your car. For a little bit of effort it can reward you a lot.


Selling a Car Privately

Selling a car privately can be time-consuming, but you’ll probably get a better price. Here’s what you should do to Advertise your car to potential buyers, Use Gumtree, AutoTrader, Ebay or Facebook Market place for the best results you might be able to find a buyer among friends or their friends through social media or at work. Make sure you describe your car correctly in your advertisement and that you can prove you’re its legal owner. Give as much information as you can. Deal promptly with calls or emails from potential buyers and don’t let them haggle you before they have seen the car. Arrange and be present at viewings and test-drives. Make sure you transfer the ownership over and ask to see their drivers license for poof of address. And always make sure you have cleared funds before going ahead with the sale.

Online car buying sites

There are lots of online car buying sites that will offer to take the work out of selling a car. You enter your car’s details on the company’s website such as age and mileage, receive a valuation, and then you can call them, 90% of these companies will come to you so there is no hassle involved. If you do choose to sell your car online be aware that usually the online valuation is subject to a physical inspection of your car. If the inspection reveals some faults, the final valuation figure might be lower than the quote given, but also might be higher. You also might have to pay an administration fee for the service, but it only appears to be that does this. Recently new comparison websites have appeared like Motorway and Jamjar where you have to up load a detailed report of your car as well as pictures {if you miss anything you’ll be charged} They then put it out there to trade buyers and charge them £300 plus vat for that service, the Jury is out on these formats, if you want to go to so much work to sell it, our opinion is sell it privately and get more. Top Tip- Read the Reviews of the company.


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Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V was one of the first SUVs to tout itself as the more eco friendly off-roader, with a firm bias to on-road manners and a lack of off-road clambering . The CR-V shares the 2.0- petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines from the Accord but now also comes in Hybrid form. The CR-V is stout, sensible family transport and has something of a cult following in Middle England. We can see why. Honda reliability is a given, it’s well engineered and very practical for household duty. It’s even built in Britain, so you can feel rightly patriotic if you’re a local reader. Now on its fifth iteration, you can choose front- or four-wheel drive and we’d highly recommend the new downsized 1.6 diesel engine which hits the sweet spot of low emissions, high fuel economy and grunt performance. That’s a good bet when combined with the 590-or-so litre boot. Just watch out for equally efficient but more engaging rivals.

The Second gen Honda CR-V

As long as you don’t need more than five seats, the CR-V is a great buy thanks to its Reliability, comfort, generous equipment levels and strength. Running costs can be high, especially for petrol models, plus you’ll regret not buying a diesel if you’re planning to tow. As with most cars of this type, the CR-V isn’t designed for serious off-road driving but, while there are plenty of more accomplished compact SUVs out there on the used market, the CR-V can be a good choice if you’re on a budget.

Latest Generation CR-V

Bear in mind that, as with any compact sports utility vehicle, a CR-V will never be as cheap to run as a family-focused estate car or hatch.

Make sure the air-conditioning or climate control works properly; compressors can fail, particularly on early models rear light clusters can leak, leading to condensation building up, especially in cold weather. Electrics are generally reliable on the CR-V, but batteries can go flat due to the ignition switch leaking current. Door handles are painted silver; they’re not chrome-plated. This paint can peel off; new handles are the only proper fix. Overall not a bad little car.