If you’re thinking of selling your used car, it’s easy enough to take the cash and not worry about what comes next. However, there are many factors to consider, and one of more of these may mean the difference between hundreds of pounds, or major inconvenience to yourself.
How Quickly Do I Want To Sell My Car?
There is a very clear link between speed of sale and the money you can expect. One of the major players will take your car there and then based on a visual inspection and a quick check of the motor. However, they will pay only a fraction of its true value. On the other hand, eBay will ensure that you get what buyers are willing to pay. However, this is up to chance, and very often, the winning bidder may not turn up, or decide not to buy on the day. Additionally, the time taken to list the car is notoriously long and boring.
What Will I Do After I’ve Sold My Car?
This question is one that must be asked as it can drastically change the way your car is sold. If you’re looking to get rid of the car, a straight sale is no problem. But consider a part exchange against a newer car, and you’ll almost certainly get a better price for your vehicle.
More ‘common’ sense considerations for selling your car can be found on the AA’s website.