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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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All Change For Covid

For most people in work, 2020 and covid 19 changed everything. People started working from home and only recently have we been encouraged to return to the office. The government, in its infinite wisdom, calls it returning to work but in reality it’s just returning to the place of work.


Employees have been working from home remotely since the start of lockdown. Returning to the office however very often involves using public transport. While the office or workplace may have been made safe, the same cannot always be said for buses and trains. Obviously the use
of face masks on public transport is compulsory now but many people still do not desire to sit in a metal tube surrounded by people who may or may not be infected.

The frequency and timings of tubes, buses and trains have been reduced making travelling just that bit more inconvenient and making commuting in your own car more attractive. The reluctance to use public transport has motivated people to look at the best way to travel to work taking into account the cost, comfort, safety and privacy. For this reason a lot of people have been looking at buying a second car or trading from one family car to two smaller ones to enable an inexpensive commute to work and at the same avoid using public transport.

In 2020 many small cars will have a large car feel about them and even though they might only be running on a 3-cylinder 1000cc engine, that coupled to an automatic gearbox can be very smooth, quiet and economical. There are some great offerings from Volkswagen, Ford, Audi and Fiat to mention a few. Car choice is always a very personal thing and it’s worth having a look at the whole market to see what suits you best.

If you fancy something a bit more exciting there are even three wheeled motorbikes on the market now that can be driven on a car licence without the need to take a motorbike test. I’ll write more about these on a later blog. Check out Yamaha and Piaggio for some great offerings. If however you are part exchanging two cars or one car for two smaller cars then the transaction becomes complicated, difficult and protracted. Much better to contact sell my and get cash for your car on the same day without any hassle negotiation or sales people involved. Then you’re free to shop wherever you want for your new commuter transport and to negotiate the best deals. Sit back, turn up he radio, you’ll be at work before you know.

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Cars we buy
One of the classic cars we have bought.


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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.


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Sell your used Honda

Why selling your used Honda to sell my cars will give you the best price Guaranteed. 

We will buy any used Honda in good condition with a full-service history and beat any written quote. 

Below are the reasons why we love Hondas! 

Honda is a long-established Japanese car brand. Focusing on innovation and quality, Honda has built a strong reputation for dependability. Honda builds a small but sensible range of models focused on the family car market. Its most popular models are the Jazz small car, the Civic medium-sized hatchback and Tourer estate, and the CR-V crossover SUV 4×4.A further Jazz-based SUV crossover, the HR-V, is another model that’s making inroads in a competitive market. Honda has had experience with hybrid technology too, with models such as the Insight and Jazz Hybrid. More recently, Honda has created a hybrid version of the Honda CR-V, which has also been pretty adventurous in design terms with some of its models, such as the Civic hatchback, which looks like nothing else on the road. 

Honda cars are reliable – or so the company’s reputation would have believe. Honda positions itself halfway between mainstream brands such as Ford and premium brands such as Audi – think of it as something like the Japanese equivalent of Volkswagen. As such, its cars are priced slightly above the main volume brands but not beyond the reach of many of the families it targets. The Honda Jazz, for instance, is Honda’s cheapest model and costs from around £14,000, while the Honda Civic nudges the £19,000 mark at its entry-level point. Thanks to the enduring reputation of the Honda brand, second-hand prices remain strong, which keeps overall ownership costs down and PCP monthly rates relatively low. High used prices do mean that Honda ownership may be out of reach for some buyers. 

Try us, we buy any car, especially good condition used Hondas. 

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