Sell my car

Most sellers got an average £1,000 more vs part exchange quotes**

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How to sell your car with carwow

1. Instant valuation

Using the latest market data and previous sales, we’ll tell you what your car’s really worth.

2. Sell your car hassle-free

While you go about your day we can advertise your car to 4.5k+ trusted dealers in our online auctions.

3. Easy payment, free collection

Once the auction ends, you can choose to accept your best offer and we'll connect you to the winning buyer.

Why should I sell my car online with carwow?

  • Advertise to 4,500+ dealers we know and trust

  • You can often get a better price than part-exchange

  • Free collection and easy payment, from home or work

  • Our online auctions are daily from Monday to Saturday

  • An easy way to sell without any time wasters

  • Our dedicated team is always on hand to help

How do I get the best price when I sell my car?

  • Carry out repairs

    The better shape that your car is in, the more it will be worth. Don’t worry about every minor scratch, but if your car has any larger scuffs or damage, then it's worth getting these fixed.

  • Give an honest and accurate description

    Provide as much information as you can, calling out any notable features and equipment. Failing to mention any issues with your car could affect how much you'll get.

  • Keep a full service history

    Include any details of the car’s service history, repair work, and remaining time on its MOT certificate so buyers know your car has been looked after.

  • Give it a good clean

    Clean your car thoroughly both inside and out, then photograph it from multiple angles when it’s looking its best.

over 2.5 million people have found or sold a car through carwow

Sell your car FAQs

Glad you asked! Once you’ve entered your reg for a quick valuation, we’ll just need a few more details about your car and some photos. Once we’ve got them our team will be in touch to help you set a ‘reserve price’ - this is the amount you’d be happy to sell your car for, many customers get more!

Then we’ll do EVERYTHING else. As you go about your day your car will be advertised in our online auctions and 4,500+ trusted nationwide dealers can bid on it. When the auction’s over we’ll let you know the result and the winning dealer will be in touch to arrange a free collection and your payment.
It’s completely free! No hidden costs or admin fees, all you need to think about is what you’ll do with the money.
In the time it takes you to read this, we’ve probably sold a car…

Once your listing is approved:

We’ll get your car into one of our daily auctions - the speed of offers depends on the demand for your specific model. If it doesn’t sell at auction we’ll showcase your car for two additional days to give you a second chance to sell it.

Once you accept an offer you love, we or the dealer will be in touch within 48 hours to sort out the next steps. 

Make sure you have your documents ready to avoid any delays - our dealers will pick up your car on a day that works for both of you. 

So it’s pretty smooth sailing… or should that be smooth cruising?

We’ll need your registration, some photos and a few basic details - such as your car’s current mileage and any service history you have.

On collection day you’ll need the following to hand:
  • V5C
  • Driving licence 
  • Service history
  • Spare keys
  • Finance settlement letter (if applicable)
  • Locking wheel nut (if applicable)
As long as your car hasn’t previously been a service vehicle (such as an ambulance or a taxi) or an insurance write-off we should be able to help you sell it. We’ve recently started selling vans too, so if you have an LCV we can help you too.
Many of our dealers buy cars that are on finance. You’ll need to provide a settlement letter from your finance company. If the sale price exceeds the settlement figure, you'll get the extra cash, which is known as positive equity. 

But if the car's value is less, you'll need to cover the difference, called negative equity.

Just remember, the process for settling your outstanding finance may vary depending on your finance contract.

We connect you with a network of over 4,500 trusted dealerships, including franchised dealers, independent dealers, and specialist buyers. You'll receive competitive offers based on your car's details, helping you get a great price.
Most payments arrive on the same day as your car is collected, but some dealers have their own policies. Rest assured, we only work with trusted dealers to give you a secure and hassle-free experience.

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