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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sell a car with outstanding finance?

With the vast majority of brand new cars purchased being bought on finance, selling a car with outstanding finance is common.

It's usually fairly straightforward to settle the finance when selling your vehicle, providing the sale price covers the outstanding balance remaining.

Can I sell a car that's been written off?

Yes, you can. Once you have dealt with your insurers and informed the DVLA, your car will be reclassified, most often as category C.

As long as you declare this when selling, it is perfectly legal to sell a vehicle that has been written off.

What steps are required after you have sold your car?

Once you have sold your car, received payment and handed the car over, there are a few things you need to do to complete the sale legally and protect yourself:

  • Inform the DVLA you no longer own the car. You can do this online or tear off the section at the bottom of the V5C (registration document) and send it to the DVLA.
  • Give the other half of the V5C to the buyer, along with any paperwork you have that relates to the car including MOT certificates, the service logbook and receipts from any work carried out on the vehicle. Also, don't forget to give them the car's handbook and any spare keys.
  • Finally, contact your insurer and inform them you no longer own the car.

Should I sell my car privately?

You're likely to get the most for your car selling privately. On average you may get 10-15% more than you would selling to a dealer. It can be the most time-consuming way to sell a car but if your not pressed for time and can afford to wait for a good offer, it is usually the most profitable.

What information should I include when selling my car?

You will need the following details when selling your vehicle:

  • Vehicle make & model
  • Year of manufacture
  • Odometer reading (mileage)
  • Condition (inc. service history)
  • Equipment and optional extras

You can get most of this information using our free car check service.

How to get a Vehicle Valuation

You'll need the following information to get a valuation:

  • The vehicle registration
  • Current mileage
  • Service history details
  • Details of the condition of the vehicle
  • Your name, email and telephone number

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