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Why sell your car with Auto Trader

Are you thinking of selling your car? You could place an advert on Auto Trader in just three simple steps. Watch our video below to find out more.

Words by: First published: 25th March 2019
Sell your car for free on Auto Trader
If your car is valued at £1,000 or less, Auto Trader will let you list and sell it for free.

Independent research by consumer insight agency Join the Dots found, for cars priced at £1,000 or less, car-buying sites offered an average of 27% of the car’s Auto Trader private valuation. That works out at a £586 shortfall – a significant sum.

Selling cars for free isn’t just beneficial for sellers: we’ve discovered one in three car buyers say they’d like to see more private adverts on our website so they have more choice.

If you have a bit of time to write an advert, take a few photos of your car, and can respond to enquiries, start by finding out the value of your car and get it sold quickly through Auto Trader.
Why choose Auto Trader?

We're the most trusted car marketplace, and the UK’s favourite car-buying and selling site. By selling your car through Auto Trader, you’ll be putting it in front of the UK’s largest car-buying audience.

There are several options when it comes to selling your car : selling privately, selling to a dealer, using a car-buying website, or going to auction, but you are likely to get the best price by selling privately.

Our site puts your car in front of more buyers than any other, we’re ranked top for customer satisfaction, and you’re twice as likely to sell your car within a week when you advertise with us.

Best of all, you can place an advert in three simple steps, and it all starts with simply entering your car’s registration number.

Right from the word go, we’ll take you through every step of the process, with useful advice on everything from setting the asking price, to preparing your car for sale, photographing your car, and wording the advert.

We’ll also take you through the best way to deal with potential buyers, how to cope with canvassers, and how to close the deal. And, if you need to ask any further questions or want some extra guidance at any stage of the process, our customer service team is on hand 24/7.

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