Selling your car | Auto Trader UK

How to prepare and advertise your car to get the best value, dealing with buyers and what paperwork you need


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4 years ago

Tips on selling a used car safely

Watch our short film to go through three top tips that will help ensure that you stay safe when you’re selling a used car, and then read our full article below


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4 years ago


What are your responsibilities when selling a car?

From being able to sell the car in the first place, to advertising it fairly, anyone selling a car has many obigations to fulfil


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4 years ago


What paperwork do you need to do when selling a car?

Even when the deal is done, there are still a few loose ends to tie up


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4 years ago


How should you take payment for your car?

As with so much in the car-selling process, there are simple steps you can take to keep yourself safe


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4 years ago


How should you take photos?

You can be pretty certain that the first thing people will look at in an advert are the pictures of your car, so you need to make sure they stand out.


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4 years ago

How to attract more interest for your advert

Are you thinking of selling your car? There are a few simple hints and tips to help you sell your car as quickly and easily as possible. Watch our video to find out more.


Advice
6 months ago


Advertising your car

Creating a new advert on Auto Trader? Check out these top tips on how to create an effective and eye-catching advert.


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6 months ago

Meeting a potential buyer

There’s no need to be nervous when meeting a potential buyer for your car. Just follow our top tips on making appointments, arranging test drives and more.


Advice
6 months ago

How to safely sell your car

Watch our three top tips to help ensure you stay safe when you’re selling a used car and read more information below.


Advice
6 months ago


Selling a car: receiving payment

Once you’ve negotiated and agreed a price, it’s time to receive a payment. This article covers the different types of payment, and advice on how to securely transfer funds.


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6 months ago

Why sell your car with Auto Trader

Are you thinking of selling your car? You could place an advert on Auto Trader in just three simple steps. Watch our video below to find out more.


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6 months ago


Getting your car ready to sell

Sell your car quickly and for the best price by getting it ready for sale. This guide covers everything you’ll need to do before selling your car


Advice
2 years ago


How can I sell a car with outstanding finance?

More and more buyers are using finance schemes to buy new and used cars, but what happens when you need to get rid of the car before you’ve finished paying off the full amount?


Advice
4 years ago

Where should you sell your car?

Choosing where to sell your car is an important decision. Let’s look at the pros and cons of your various options.


Advice
1 year ago


Top tips to stay safe online

Buying a vehicle can be a safe and straightforward process, as long as you take these few simple steps to protect yourself when buying online.


News
2 years ago


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.


Advice
4 years ago


How should you let people test drive your car?

Caution is the watchword before you let anyone get behind the wheel of your car


Advice
4 years ago


How do you value your car?

Pricing your car right is crucial to a successful sale


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4 years ago

How to place an advert with Auto Trader

Are you thinking of selling your car? You could place an advert on Auto Trader in just 3 simple steps. Watch our video to find out more.


Advice
4 years ago


How to spot and avoid potential scams

Cybercrime is becoming part and parcel of everyday life, so here we explain the possible problems you may face and how you can protect yourself from the fraudsters


Advice
4 years ago


How to ensure your payment is made safely

No matter whether you’re buying or selling, a smooth payment is the best way to end a successful transaction. Here, we explain how to take the risk out of making or receiving a payment using the main options that are available. Whichever method you choose, though, never send money for a vehicle you haven’t seen.


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4 years ago


Why you should know who your buyer is

If you’re contacted by a company promising to buy your car or claiming to have buyers ready and waiting, beware. These are usually scams, and some even use the Auto Trader name to appear legitimate


Advice
4 years ago


What can I do with a used car’s remaining warranty?

In many cases, a car’s warranty can be transferred to its new owner, but as ever, the devil is in the detail.


Advice
4 years ago

Why you should sell with Auto Trader

Are you thinking of selling your car? You could place an advert on Auto Trader in just three simple steps. Watch our video below to find out more


Advice
4 years ago


What can you do if your car is not selling?

If your car isn’t generating as much interest as you would like, there are two things that it’s really easy to change – and they’re almost certainly the two things that buyers look at first in any advert.

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Meet the Auto Trader team

Erin Baker

Editorial director

Erin spent most of her career as a motoring journalist on The Daily Telegraph. Still enjoys fast cars, but spends most of her free time driving round four kids in a SUV.

Ivan Aistrop

Road test editor

Ivan has been testing cars and writing reviews since 2000. There aren’t many motors out there that he hasn’t driven.

Phill Tromans

Senior road tester

A journalist since 2001, Phill spent more than a decade testing cars in the UK and abroad, working for Autocar, Fleet News and Evo Middle East.

May Starey

Video & image editor

May manages all of Auto Trader’s editorial photo and video activity, along with our YouTube channel.

Andrew Woodhouse

Digital editor

Andrew creates our buying guides and advice pieces, working with our expert reviewers to help you find your perfect car.

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