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We’ve just bought a new car and we thought long and hard about what to do with the old one. There are so many options out there that it’s always best to weigh up which option would be best for you. This is by no means a definitive list but it should give you some ideas!
Most car showrooms will happily take your old car in part exchange for the new car whatever the condition. They do usually offer less than the market value but it saves you cleaning the car, advertising the car and then arranging viewings for people to see the car, test drive the car and ultimately buy the car. It’s also guaranteed and you will receive the part exchange value off the cost of your new car.
Online Classified Ads
There are a few car classified websites such as Exchange and Mart where you can advertise your car for sale. These give a good audience to view your ad and a professional platform but there is a charge to advertise although this can be as little as £5.
Online auction sites like eBay are another option although you would have to pay to list your car you could then sell it as an auction or with a Buy It Now option and give people the opportunity to come and view the car before bidding.
A postcard in a local shop window, supermarket notice board or newsagent could get a surprising amount of viewers – All local! The cost for this kind of advertising is usually paid per week and isn’t usually very much.
Selling for Scrap
If your car doesn’t even start, needs a lot of work doing to it or is incredibly old and run down then selling the car for scrap may be the best option. There are also a lot of websites that promise to ‘buy any car’ that could be an option to look at – More often than not these cars will be taken apart and used for parts!
Always remember when selling your old car to fill out and keep the correct parts of the log book. Also, you may be able to claim back some of the road tax and even insurance if you’re not buying another car.