Sell my car
We check over 3000 dealers to find you the best price for your used car.
How it works
Why sell your used car with carwow
Selling your car FAQ
How much you can get for your car depends on a number of factors. The make and model are probably the most important – some brands and cars are more desirable than others, therefore they hold on to more of their value and command a higher price.
Your car's age and mileage will also have a big effect on how much you can sell your car for. The older the car and the higher the mileage, generally the lower the valuation.
Equally important is your car's condition - scuffed alloy wheels and bumps and scratches will lower the value of your car, because we’ll need to sort them before we move it on again.
Another factor on how much you can sell your car for is its service history. This is the record of the car's annual services. A car with a full service history – where you’ve had it serviced every year or within its set mileage – will have a higher value than one with bits of its service history missing.
Finally, the number of previous owners affects a car’s value – you can find out this information on your V5 document. A rough rule of thumb is the more owners a car has had the lower the car’s valuation will be.
Unlike some other car selling sites, carwow doesn’t charge you to sell your car.
It’s totally free and without obligation to sell if you don’t find an offer to suit you. Simply enter your mileage and registration details, and wait for the offers to flow in.
If you do sell your car to one of our trusted dealers, you won’t be charged a penny for doing so — every penny you get is yours to keep. You’ll be paid by the dealer directly too, so no need to worry about the middle-man processing times.
With a private sale, you pay a little to place an advert on a classified website and hope it will be spotted by a potential buyer. You then arrange for them to come to you to view and test drive the car. You agree on a price, they pay you and then they drive the car away.
This method is for those who don’t mind having potential customers come to their house and is the method that could get you the most cash for your car.
However, there’s no guarantee on how long it could take and how much cash you’ll end up getting. It could also be a lot more time consuming for you as a seller. Using carwow’s services to sell your car takes away this hassle and uncertainty.
On other car selling sites, you’ll typically list your car for private sale, have to worry about whipping out your English GCSE again to put together an appealing description, spend money on just listing it and then have lots of humming and ahming from people ready to lowball you for well under asking price.
None of that is the case with carwow. Just as with our new car buying service, we have a wide range of dealers ready to make you an offer on the car you want to sell. All you need to do is enter the mileage and registration of your car, along with a couple of pictures and some basic information. Then sit and wait for the offers to roll in.
Once you find an offer you’re happy with, the buying dealer will make an appointment with you for them to come to inspect and collect the car.
You’ll be then sent the payment directly — no haggling to worry about and no fees for you to pay.
You’ll just need your V5C logbook to sell my car, though what you do with it depends on if the car you’re selling is staying in the UK or heading abroad.
If you’re selling your car through carwow, the buyer will be UK based. This means you’ll just need to hand over the green ‘new keeper’ slip from inside the logbook.
You’ll need to then tell the DVLA you’ve sold the car, along with the details of the buyer. If you don’t, you might not get the full entitlement of any car tax refund you’re due.
If you do sell the car to a buyer that’s taking it abroad, you’ll need to fill out the ‘permanent export’ section of the V5C and send it off to the DVLA including a letter with the buyer’s name and address.
You’ll need to pass over the rest of the logbook to the buyer too, as they’ll need to to register the car in whichever country it's going to.
Yes you can also part exchange through carwow, and it doesn’t have to be with the dealer you’re buying your new car from.
Selling through carwow is as easy as waiting for offers once you’ve given mileage and registration info, along with some photos and some basic info.
You’re paid directly by the dealer buying your car once they’ve collected it too, and without fees, so all of that money is yours without lengthy waiting times for it to be processed.
That means you can use the cash towards the new car you’re buying through carwow right away or, if you’ve already bought your new car, to make some early payments.
Or just forgo that entirely and buy something like a new games console or a loft conversion. Like we say, it’s all your money.
Yes you can, in fact the only bidders for your cars will be dealers looking for used cars to stock.
At the time of writing this, there’s potentially over 3,000 buyers waiting to pounce on your new car — which means you could end up with more money than you expected as a result of demand.
And that means none of those tyre kicking buyers coming in with the mindset of lowballing you for half the asking price and with no real intention of buying the car.
Selling through carow will put your car in front of over 1,000 of our trusted dealers across the UK.
The benefit of selling with us is that there’s no haggling to worry about, so the price you’re offered is the price you’ll get if you’re happy with it. The dealer will pay you directly too — so no need to worry about any delayed payments or a middle man getting in the way of the transaction.
Sell with carwow! It’s super quick and easy, and you don’t have to wait long at all for the offers to come in.
Once you’ve submitted mileage and reg info for the car you’re looking to sell, along with some pictures of the car, you can just sit back and wait for the offers to roll in.
How long it’ll take and the number of offers may of course vary depending on demand for your particular car, but the process itself is super quick and easy. There’s no time wasted on haggling — you can simply choose to accept or reject any offers handed to you.
Once you see an offer you’re happy with, the dealer will contact you to arrange an inspection and collection from you directly. You don’t even need to leave your sofa the whole time!
Typically, no. The finance agreement with your lender will usually stipulate you can’t sell the car with outstanding payments, as they will be the legal owner of the car until it’s fully settled.
If you do want to sell the car, you’ll need to end your finance agreement early. It’s worth getting in touch with the lender to see your options here, though if you’re looking to sell the car you’ll most likely need to pay any outstanding amount on the car first.
For more info on the ins-and-outs of car finance agreements, we have a handy guide here that explains everything you need to know.