Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Selling Cars to SellCar

How much will you buy my car for?

SellCar utilise a database with all the information necessary to determine used car values. Simply Request A Quote online and enter your basic car details. But bear in mind that we do not provide automated online valuations as they are too inaccurate. We will need to speak to you before providing you with our quote, to confirm the details already provided online and, where necessary, to expand on them. So please enter correct telephone contact details! All we will require is 15 minutes on the phone to you and in return we will provide you with a fully qualified and, on average, 95% accurate purchase price for your car – all for free and with no obligation on you to sell to us.

I want to sell my car but I still owe money on it. Will you still buy it?
As long as the car you want to sell is worth more than the outstanding finance, we are happy to pay off the car loan and pay you the remainder of the agreed price.
How much is the most you will pay for a car?
Our average buying price is around £10000 and we will buy cars with a value up to £150,000+. Our business model – free collection and instant payment – lends itself mainly to the higher end of the market and busy professional type of customer.
What if I owe more on my car than it is worth? Will you still buy it?
We will still buy your car, so long as the balance outstanding is paid to either the finance company or ourselves.
When selling my used car to you, how will you pay me?
We have a facility with our banks, Natwest and HSBC, to make immediate bank to bank transfers. You will be able to call your bank (or check online using internet banking) to confirm the payment is in your bank account before we leave with your car.
Why should I sell my car to SellCar rather than one of your competitors?
  1. We quote accurate and genuine purchase prices at the outset and then come to you rather than inaccurate and misleading online valuations at the outset that then require you to come to us
  2. You will have full payment in your car prior to release it to us rather than releasing it to us and then waiting 4 days for payment
  3. Our reputation online is second to none. You are our next reputation!
What experience of buying used cars do you have?

Established in 2007, SellCar is one of the original and longest established online car purchasing companies in the UK. We have a reputation that is second to none and continue to go from strength to strength as a consequence of this.

Is the price you quote guaranteed?
In short, no it isn’t and any company who makes such a guarantee is already misleading you. It’s not possible to provide a guaranteed price until we have actually seen your car. What we are trying to achieve is as accurate a figure as we can, subject to this viewing….a stake in the ground that makes it worthwhile you calling us out to your home or office to view your car and worthwhile us investing in the costs of doing so.
Do you buy any car?

We buy and collect any car up to 8 years old and / or 80k miles, from £2000 upwards. As we provide a free collection service, we do not tend to buy cars worth less than £2000 due to health and safety reasons. We also buy motorhomes and vans.

I have a car to sell, but have lost the registration document. Can I still sell my car to you?

If you want to sell your car but have lost the V5 document, the SellCar specialists can carry out all the necessary checks to replace it.

I want to sell my car quickly. How long does selling my car take with you?
If you are ready to sell your car now then contact us now and we can have a specialist come to you as early as today!


From start to finish this was an easy way to sell my car. I was impressed by the way staff handled all aspects of the handover and was happy with the outcome. I would consider using them again.

Daniel Kennett - Orpington - FORD S

Yes it was a simple task, handled very professionally and money in my account straight away. Very good. Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas - Ffestiniog - NISSAN X

I had tried to sell my Toyota Prius + Hybrid on Auto Trader , After 3 attempts and 6 weeks later I had only time wasters enquiring. I also tried eBay without success. I had tried we buy any car who offered a ridiculous price. I then spotted SellCar boasting they paid highest price for quality vehicles. I phoned and spoke with the manager as my car was a hybrid and most of the public really understood them, this was the reason I'd had no luck selling it. After a few phone calls SellCar bought my car for just £1000 below my asking price. The deal was completed within 24 hours money in bank prior to hand over. Well done to all those involved. Colin Andrews

Colin Andrews - Walsall - TOYOTA PRIUS

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