Tips for selling a car online

Tips for selling a car online

Many of us are used to online platforms that enable us to sell relatively low-value items such as books, clothes, or DVDs. However, like virtually anything else these days, car sales can now be arranged online. This can be a little more complicated and require a little more preparation, but once you get to grips with the platforms available to you, it could certainly save you time and, quite possibly, get you a better deal on your car.

Brick and Mortar Vs. Online Dealerships

With online dealerships springing up everywhere, would-be sellers no longer have to drag themselves across town from dealership to dealership seeking out a fair offer on their vehicle. Online platforms now allow sellers to negotiate and complete sales without setting foot out of their front door. Online dealerships often allow you to get a fixed offer much more quickly, and there is less emphasis on the traditional bartering required in brick and mortar dealerships. If you squirm at the idea of haggling and know that your technique is likely to earn you a low-ball offer, you might find that online dealerships are better suited to you.

Buying and selling online is becoming an increasingly popular way to sell pre-owned vehicles. Unsurprisingly the more luxury the vehicle you want to sell, the higher the likelihood that there will be platforms designed to make the process as streamlined and painless as possible for the seller. If you’re wondering ‘How can I sell my Mclaren’, you will have no trouble finding an online platform in which the hard work is done for you. You need only tap in some basic details, and you could have a genuine offer reflecting the true value of your vehicle in minutes. If you’re keen to upgrade your luxury vehicle, without having to fend off a flurry of ‘interested parties’ who are simply looking to channel their inner F1 driver for an afternoon by taking your car for a spin, this could be the best option for you.

Preparing your car for sale

You probably know the basics that are needed in preparation for sale, but there are some steps that can slip a seller’s mind and which are essential to complete before selling your vehicle, whether on or offline.


Ensure that you prepare and organize your paperwork. Having your documents well-kept and at-hand for prospective buyers will ease the way. Make sure you have the paperwork for any repairs or modifications, as this demonstrates that your vehicle has been taken care of. If your car is due for its MOT relatively soon, it might be worth putting your hand in your pocket and getting this done prior to putting it up for sale, as this can increase its appeal to potential buyers.

Clean your car

Deep clean your vehicle inside and out. This is a fairly obvious one. You can out-source this job if you prefer or get your hands dirty and save yourself a little money. You might also consider completing minor repairs. While this will cost money it could significantly increase the value of your car and therefore pay dividends once the car is ready for sale.

Protect yourself

Wipe any personal data from your vehicle. This is an often forgotten biggie and doesn’t just mean sifting out any receipts which have been stashed in the glove box. If you have paired your phone to your car via Bluetooth, you may risk exposing private and valuable information if you don’t take steps to erase this data prior to sale. The same can be true when using a rental car, and the same steps are needed to remove and protect your personal data.

Once your car is ready for sale, the online opportunities to find on offer are many and varied and can save you both the time and mileage.



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