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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.

Words by: First published: 12th August 2017
  • Cars £1,000 or less sold for free on Auto Trader
  • Don’t lose hundreds of pounds using a car-buyer site
  • Get the money you deserve when selling your car
If the time has come to sell your car, and it’s valued at less than £1,000, Auto Trader will now let you list and sell it for free.

It’s not just a car, it’s your car, so if Bluebell, Fred, The Beast or Penelope is moving on to a new home, you want to get the best price, and save yourself some money in the process.

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

This latest news isn’t just beneficial for sellers, though. We’ve discovered that one in three car buyers say they’d like to see more private adverts on our website, giving them more choice.
How to sell your car
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.

You may be tempted to go for the quick sell by using a car-buying website, but you could lose hundreds of pounds doing so.

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

So, 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.