Naturally, the simplest thing is to part-exchange your old car for your new one, which will mean that effectively the two deals take place at once, and you only ever own one car at a time. If that’s not possible, things could be more difficult.
The likelihood is, if you’re going to have to wait for one of the two deals to come through, it’ll be the newer car, so you should try to get a firm date for its arrival from the dealer. If possible, get them to commit to a date in writing.
This then gives you a date to work around, and around which you can time the sale of your old car. If there’s a delay in the arrival of your new car and you end up without a car, you can call upon the goodwill of the dealer, asking them to supply you with a courtesy car while you wait for your new car.
- Top tip – Get the dealer to commit to a date for your new car’s delivery as soon as possible