What Is The Best Way To Sell A Used Car In The UK?

What Is The Best Way To Sell A Used Car In The UK?

If you’ve clicked on this article, you may be planning on selling your car, but what’s the best way to go about it? I’m Alexander Powell a car expert from Cheltenham and I will guide you through the best possible ways to sell a car within the UK.

Selling a Car Within The UK The Best Way

Selling To a Dealer

You can sell your car outright to a dealer and you will get the based car trade value, it’s a fairly quick and easy process to go through, if you want to cut the fluff.

Selling Privately

To sell privately, you will need to;

  • Advertise the car you’re selling to potential buyers. This means by using ‘For Sale’ signs, get it printed in newspapers, place ads on websites, you name it, get the word out there. Or if you’re more younger and up to date with social media, Facebook marketplace is an easy and faster place to use than other traditional methods.
  • Describe your car thoroughly and correctly. No one wants to buy a car without knowing anything about it, let alone being sold out of the wrong product.
  • Manage contacts and leads often whilst turning up to potential viewings and appointments for your customer to test driving your car.

Selling Online Via Car Sites

The process is quite simple; you enter your car’s details through the website, then you will be contacted later. If you research extensively on which car selling retailer you want to use, you’ll be good to go, just make sure it’s good for your money. Once the form is completed, a car evaluation date will be booked and they will give your car a visual inspection and test for any possible faults.

The downside to this is that you may have to pay a fee for the administration of these services.

Selling Via Car Auctions

Most auctions take place within the motor vehicle area, so you may be lucky and reach a private buyer, so you can expect to receive more than going to a dealer.

I hope from this article you were able to decide which circumstance was best for you and if you have any questions be sure to contact me.

Written By: Alexander Powell — Cheltenham

My name is Alexander Powell and I’m based in Cheltenham, UK and I have many years of experience and passion for cars and everything car-related.