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Selling your car

How to prepare and advertise your car to get the best value, dealing with buyers and what paperwork you need

Advice 6 months ago

How should you take photos?

You can be pretty certain that the first thing people will look at in an advert are the pictures of your car, so you need to make sure they stand out.
Advice 6 months ago

How to spot and avoid potential scams

Cybercrime is becoming part and parcel of everyday life, so here we explain the possible problems you may face and how you can protect yourself from the fraudsters
Advice 6 months ago

How to ensure your payment is made safely

No matter whether you're buying or selling, a smooth payment is the best way to end a successful transaction. Here, we explain how to take the risk out of making or receiving a payment using the main options that are available. Whichever method you choose, though, never send money for a vehicle you haven't seen.
Advice 6 months ago

Why you should know who your buyer is

If you're contacted by a company promising to buy your car or claiming to have buyers ready and waiting, beware. These are usually scams, and some even use the Auto Trader name to appear legitimate
Advice 7 months ago

What can you do if your car is not selling?

If your car isn’t generating as much interest as you would like, there are two things that it’s really easy to change – and they’re almost certainly the two things that buyers look at first in any advert.
Advice 7 months ago

How should you write an advert?

A good advert can help to sell a car more quickly and for more money, so it's important to do it as well as possible

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