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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

  • When is the best time to sell a car in the UK

    Find out which factors can affect how quickly you’ll be able to sell your car and the price at which you’ll be able to sell your car, plus when you...

    Advice 1 week ago

  • Meeting a potential buyer

    There’s no need to be nervous when meeting a potential buyer for your car. Just follow our top tips on making appointments, arranging test drives...

    Advice 2 years ago

  • How to safely sell your car

    Watch our three top tips to help ensure you stay safe when you’re selling a used car and read more information below.

    Advice 2 years ago

  • Selling a car: receiving payment

    Once you’ve negotiated and agreed a price, it’s time to receive a payment. This article covers the different types of payment, and advice on how to...

    Advice 2 years ago

  • 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.

    Advice 2 years ago

  • Getting your car ready to sell

    Sell your car quickly and for the best price by getting it ready for sale. This guide covers everything you'll need to do before selling your car

    Advice 2 years ago

  • How to create an advert on Auto Trader

    Creating a new advert on Auto Trader? Check out these top tips on how to create an effective and eye-catching advert in minutes.

    Advice 2 years ago

  • Top tips to stay safe online

    Buying a vehicle can be a safe and straightforward process, as long as you take these few simple steps to protect yourself when buying online.

    Advice 3 years ago

  • 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.

    News 3 years ago

  • How can I sell a car with outstanding finance?

    More and more buyers are using finance schemes to buy new and used cars, but what happens when you need to get rid of the car before you've finished...

    Advice 3 years ago

  • How should you let people test drive your car?

    Caution is the watchword before you let anyone get behind the wheel of your car

    Advice 5 years 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...

    Advice 5 years ago

  • Where should you sell your car?

    Choosing where to sell your car is an important decision. Let’s look at the pros and cons of your various options.

    Advice 5 years ago

  • How do you value your car?

    Pricing your car right is crucial to a successful sale

    Advice 5 years ago

  • How to place an advert with Auto Trader

    Are you thinking of selling your car? You could place an advert on Auto Trader in just 3 simple steps. Watch our video to find out more.

    Advice 5 years ago

  • Tips on selling a used car safely

    Watch our short film to go through <a href=https://www.autotrader.co.uk/documents/AT1114_Seller-Checklist.pdf>three top tips that will help ensure...

    Advice 5 years 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...

    Advice 5 years 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...

    Advice 5 years 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...

    Advice 5 years ago

  • How to attract more interest for your advert

    Are you thinking of selling your car? There are a few simple hints and tips to help you sell your car as quickly and easily as possible. Watch our...

    Advice 5 years ago

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