Our valuation tech uses live market data to estimate your car’s value accurately.
Get your highest price
We’ll find the dealer who’ll pay the most for your car, with no haggling or hassle.
Free home collection
Complete your sale in as little as 24 hours, with free collection & fast payment.†
Oh, and it’s 100% free
Dealers pay a fee to buy your car. That means it’s completely free for you.
Just sold like a pro 😎
How it works
1. Profile your car
Enter your reg to get an instant valuation based on our latest sales data. We then guide you through making a profile of your vehicle.
2. We get to work
We alert our network of 3,000+ verified car dealers about your vehicle, and invite them to bid for it in a daily online sale.
3. Get your best offer
We’ll present the best offer from the sale for your approval, then arrange a convenient date for your car to be collected.
4. Complete your sale
Receive fast payment† in your bank account before your car is driven away. Congratulations – you’ve sold your car like a pro!
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3,000+ verified dealers ready to buy your car
Who will buy my car?
There are many ways to sell your car. Here at Motorway, we specialise in selling your car to a verified dealer from our nationwide network, but there are many other ways. Options range from private listing sites, to franchised car dealerships specialising in prestige brands. There are also instant online car buyers who will buy your car via a process that starts with a car valuation. These instant buyers present a quick, easy alternative to listing on a classified website and waiting for a buyer to show interest.
Instant car buying websites first came into existence around 2006. A number of services around this time entered the market with a fast way to sell a vehicle on a website with an initial valuation online. For the first time in the UK, sellers could sell by going to a website and entering their reg for a price to sell it fast, usually within 1-3 days. Companies started to suggest they could buy all kinds of used car, whether old, used or nearly new. With a simple process (value online, then drive to an inspection point or have it collected), this instant selling concept changed the car buying market overnight.
There are now many companies who offer this kind of buying service, but we work slightly differently at Motorway. Verified dealers in our network compete to secure your car and we bring you the best offer we can find in less than 24 hours. From Fiat to Ferrari, Volkswagen to Volvo, you can sell any vehicle.
Which companies buy cars online?
There are many different types of car buying sites in the UK. Each is different, and each has its own pros and cons. Most online buying companies offer a high level of service and usually provide instant payment on the day of collection. Most buyers also provide free home collection UK-wide to make things easy, while others also allow you to drive to a dealership, branch or ‘drop off centre’ to complete a sale. This handover process does vary between companies, but it’s usually fast and designed to be hassle free.
We do things a bit differently at Motorway. Car dealers we work with include huge franchised dealer group names like Inchcape, Sytner, Arnold Clark and Evans Halshaw as well as over 3,000 other trusted, verified independent dealers UK-wide. Find your best offer, fast. If you’re ready to sell your car now, it only takes a few seconds to get started.
Choosing a site to buy my car
There are now many car selling services that allow you to sell your car the same day, taking away all the hassle associated with selling privately. But how do you know which buying site to choose? Is it just about price? Well, each online car buyer works differently. Some buyers for example offer free home collection, while others require you to drive to a drop-off point to finalise the sale. This too can mean differing prices between buyers.
Each buying service also uses different criteria to value cars online and will have brands, models and specs they prefer and will price accordingly for every vehicle.
Motorway cuts through all of this with our smart technology which matches your car with a nationwide network of verified dealerships looking for cars just like yours. They’ll make competing offers for it and we’ll find our best price for you. Once you’ve accepted your best offer, same-day payment and home collection usually happens very quickly and always securely. By cleverly matching your car with professional, verified dealers looking for one just like it, we’re able to secure you an industry-leading price and reduce the time and effort it takes on all sides.
Value any car
At Motorway we work with a network of verified dealers and price your car accordingly with an instant valuation. You can quickly get an idea of how much your car is actually worth to a professional buyer. And with an estimated sale price, you’ll quickly get an idea of the amount you will actually receive when you sell – no guesswork required! But there’s a few caveats…
Online valuations you receive on any pricing tool online are only ever estimates and final sale prices always vary depending on the condition of your car. Things like age, mileage and service history all affect car values. For example, there will sadly never be a case where higher mileage will mean a higher valuation, but age doesn’t work in the same way for every brand. Some cars age better than others – for example, some premium brands like Audi, Land Rover and Porsche tend to depreciate in value a bit more slowly than more budget brands like Renault, Vauxhall, Ford or Dacia.
But there are also some things that will always help your car’s eventual sale value. Things like good mechanical condition, having a full service history, a low number of previous owners and two sets of keys will always improve the final offer you receive.
And if you want to increase the value of your car before you sell it online – make sure to get the car looking slick before you take pictures. Polish it up with wax and make the wheels look nice and shiny. Take advantage of any quick fixes. A broken windscreen wiper blade? Fix it if you can. A broken lightbulb? They’re easy to replace. Some dealers are pickier than others when placing an offer, but don’t ever give a buyer a good reason to offer less. A dirty car will also not help!