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What are the options? - Running a Car

There are two traditional ways to sell your car when you’ve decided it’s time to part company; one is more straightforward and the other should make you more money. Here’s our guide to selling your car.

• Trade-in/dealer This is the quickest and simplest way to get rid of your car. If a dealer is keen to sell you another car he may offer a good price for your old one. But, as a rule, you will get more by selling the car privately.

• Private sale You will get the best price for your car if you sell it privately, but the process can be time-consuming. Don’t forget you have to be around to take phone calls and meet buyers for inspections and test-drives. Also, advertising can be costly, particularly if your car takes a long time to sell. Look at our section on protecting yourself if you're selling privately.

• You could also sell your car via an online auction site such as eBay. Read our guide to selling your car at an online auction.

• Use the What Car? Used car Price Guide to find out a fair price for your car.


More tips on selling a car: doing the paperwork | meeting buyers | prepairing your car | receiving payment | understanding your cars value | used car selling scams | what are the options | wording a car advert

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