Sell your car to a dealer

    5,000+ verified dealers compete to give you their best price. 84% of customers get more money*.

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    How do I sell to a dealer?

    It couldn’t be easier to sell your car to a dealer through Motorway.

    • Start with an instant, online valuation. Just enter your reg and mileage on our homepage to see what your car could be worth, based on live market data for cars just like yours.
    • Profile your car on the Motorway app. You don’t have to write an advert – just take some photos and select the answers to a few questions about the car’s spec, service history, and condition.
    • Agree a reserve price, and enter your car in our daily online sale, where over 5,000 dealers across the UK compete to give you their best price.
    • Enjoy free home collection and fast payment, straight into your bank account.

    Unlike these other options, we won’t make you choose between price and convenience – you can have both, with no extra effort. And it’s 100% free!

    Sell to a trusted car dealer

    When you sell your car with Motorway, you can find a trusted buyer among our UK-wide network of over 5,000 verified dealers. You can be sure to get a fair, honest deal. But don’t just take our word for it!

    • Since 2017, over 250,000 customers have sold their car the Motorway way.
    • We’re recommended by AA Cars, WhatCar?, Parkers, Confused.com, Octopus Electric Vehicles and Moneysupermarket.
    • We have over 45,000 Trustpilot reviews and are rated ‘Excellent’.
    • We work with many of the UK’s top national dealership groups, including Evans Halshaw, Sytner, Jardine, Vertu Motors, Inchcape, and many more.
    • We’ve won Motor Trader’s prestigious Online Used Car Trading Platform of the Year award in both 2021 and 2022.

    Ready to sell?

    Selling your car to a dealer on Motorway is quick and simple to do on our app or website.

    Create a vehicle profile and more than 5,000 verified dealers from across the UK will compete to give you their best price.

    Approve your highest offer, and the winning dealer will collect your car for free and make a fast payment.

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    Sell my car to a dealer online

    Without any prior experience, choosing the right car dealer yourself can be a tricky business and there are many factors to consider before proceeding with a sale. With Motorway, you can get an online car valuation for free, all you need is your reg and mileage. 

    Our valuations are based on market data, plus the data we take from our dealer marketplace, so the figure you get is always up-to-date. Using this information can be a great place to start if you want to get a better idea of what your car is worth, and even if you do use our valuation tool, there’s no obligation to proceed if you decide not to sell your car.

    Tips for selling to a dealer

    Finding a car dealer

    Motorway can place your car in front of thousands of professional car dealers, so you’ll get their best price. There are other ways to sell your car to a dealer:

    • Instant car-buying sites – these are normally very quick, but can mean lower prices.
    • Car classified ad sites – these can require  a lot of time and admin profiling and then selling your car.
    • Driving to a dealership – it can be hard to negotiate a good price when talking with one dealership at a time, whether you sell or part-exchange.

    At Motorway, we’re constantly working to build the best way for people to sell their cars, straight to verified dealers, from their phone.

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    Tips for selling to a dealer

    There are a few things to bear in mind when selling your car to a dealership:

    • Appearances count – what’s under the hood is important too, but you should get your car looking its best.
    • Take quality photos – that means no blurry, rainy day shots, but no lens flare from overly sunny days either.
    • Manage expectations – your car may look great and drive better but some. things are inescapable, like age and its impact on car depreciation.
    • Paperwork – You’ll also want to make sure your paperwork is in order. Here’s what documents you need to sell your car.

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    Sell my car frequently asked questions

    Commonly asked questions about selling your car to a dealer

    Is it better to sell my car to a dealer?

    Selling your car to a dealer can be easier than finding a private buyer, as there is less chance of time wasters — you ask a dealer for a price, they offer one, you agree (or not) and that’s it. The downside to this convenience is that your final price might be lower than you hoped. 

    With Motorway, we aim to get you your best offer. By working with 5,000+ verified dealers, we place your car in front of thousands of prospective buyers, no driving from dealership to dealership, and no extra admin. You can agree on a sale as fast as 24 hours, all online and completely free

    Would a car dealership buy my car?

    You’ll almost certainly find a car dealer to buy your car, even if it’s just to sell your car for scrap. The tricky part is finding a dealership who offers the best price for your car. Motorway works with 5,000+ dealers, meaning your perfect dealer and your best offer might just be waiting on our marketplace.

    What is the best place to sell my car?

    We believe it’s Motorway! We provide an easy, fair, and transparent service that is totally free and totally online, so why go elsewhere? Not convinced? Here’s why you should sell your car the Motorway:

     

    • Get an instant valuation
    • Place your car in front of 5,000+ dealers
    • Agree a sale in as little as 24 hours
    • Have your car collected from your home
    • Fast payment — 83% of customers are paid the day of car collection
    • It’s completely free!

    Is Motorway a good way to sell your car?

    We’d say so! Motorway is committed to creating a car-selling experience that is fair to everyone, meaning our customers get an easy, quick sale on their cars for a great price, and our dealers enjoy quality cars being added to our daily sales every single day. It’s completely free and you’re never obligated to sell if you don’t want to.

    What documents do I need to sell my car?

    You’ll need the following in order to sell your car to a dealer (or anyone else): 

    • V5C/ Logbook
    • Service history
    • Proof of purchase
    • MOT certificates

    If you bought your car on finance like PCP you’ll also need a Finance Settlement letter which will allow you to pay off what you still owe on the vehicle, or have a car dealer settle for you once you agree on a sale. You cannot legally sell a car on finance without letting the buyer know you have finance owed on it.

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