Using an online car-buying service is one of the simplest ways to sell your car. In most cases, you enter your car’s registration number online, answer a few questions about its condition and history, receive a valuation and then decide if you want to accept the offer.
Make sure you answer any questions honestly and accurately because the price you receive will be based on a final inspection to check that the car’s condition is what you described.
All of this can be done from the comfort of your own home using a smartphone or tablet, and in some cases the online car buyer will even collect the car from your driveway. Alternatively, you’ll be asked to deliver the car to a handover point convenient for you.
Again, the price may be lower than you could achieve when selling the car privately, but it could be worth it if you’re looking for a hassle-free transaction that takes place on your terms.
If you’re buying your next car from the same online brand, the whole process could be easier still. You can use the current car’s valuation in a part-exchange for your next car and hand it over when you receive or collect your next car.