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 out there in less than 24 hours. From Fiat to Ferrari, Volkswagen to Volvo, enter your reg to get started.
Which companies buy cars online?
There are many instant car buying sites in the UK. Each is different, and each has its own pros and cons. Most online buying companies now offer a very high level of service and usually provide instant payment on the day of collection. Most buyers 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 Clar and, Evans Halshaw as well as over 3,000 other trusted, verified 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 buying websites 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 buyer to choose? Is it just about price? Well, each online car buyer provides a slightly different level of service and each has different buying requirements. Some will also offer free home collection for example, while others will require you to drive to a drop-off point to finalise the sale. This too can mean differing prices between buyers.
Each buyer uses different criteria to price cars and will have their own unique network of car dealerships to retail from. Dealers will also naturally 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 the 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 online 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 affect car values dramatically. 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 depreciate in value slower than more budget brands like Renault, Ford or Dacia.
But there are also some things that will always help your car’s eventual sale value. Things like good 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 on the day of sale, make sure to get the car in tip top, showroom condition. Polish it up with wax and make the wheels look nice and shiny. Take advantage of any quick fixes. See a minor scratch? Get it polished up. 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 not help!