After years of being a faithful companion and racking up miles together, it is time to move on and sell your used car. You may want to get rid of it to purchase a new car with better features or to get one that can fit your whole family. Whatever be the reason, selling a used car can be quite emotional, especially for a person who has been on many adventures in the car that they intend to sell.
Not so long ago, you would need to find a good automobile dealer who was willing to offer you a great deal on your used car. The only other way was to advertise the vehicle in the local newspaper, and then deal with the prospective buyers. Not only did this mean more effort and expenses, but it also required a lot of time.
However, gone are those days of extra effort and worry. Today, we live in a digital world where everything is possible at the click of a button. Moreover, you can sell your used car from the comfort of your home.
Selling a used car has never been as easy as it is today. All the owner needs is a few pictures of the vehicle, a fast internet connection, and a working laptop, computer or smartphone. It is no longer a time-consuming process, and you can even sell your car while you are traveling to work.
However, if an owner wants to sell their vehicle to a used car dealer, then there are plenty of options for them too. All dealerships have websites, and they give quotes based on the information you provide to them. Most of them even have a pick-up or towing service to transport the car from the owner’s residence to the dealership.
Owners who are looking to sell their car online can go through multiple options like Craigslist, eBay Motors, Bring-A-Trailer, Facebook Marketplace, CarGurus, TrueCar, etc. Lots of websites host car sales, and it is quite easy to use these platforms.
The owner needs to upload all the information that the website requires, and then the advertisement goes live. Many sites host these advertisements free of cost for 30 days. If the owner is lucky and makes the sale within this timeframe, he or she does not have to shell out any money for advertisement. However, if the vehicle is not sold in 30 days, then they will have to pay a nominal fee of around $5 to $10 every month to continue displaying that advertisement on the website. If the seller shells out a little more money, then they can feature the advertisement at a special spot so that it shows up on every search. This technique can increase the chance of its sale. Sellers must mention every detail of the car like the make, model number, year of manufacture, miles on the car, and past driving history. Adding photos of the vehicle can help sell it faster.