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Sell my car

Find your highest offer and sell your car with our partner Motorway

  • Find your best offer from over 3,000+ verified dealers
  • Sell your car for free in as little as 24 hours
  • Get free home collection and instant payment

How can I sell my car online?

Sell your car fast in 4 easy steps with Motorway

  • 1

    Enter your car’s details

    Enter your reg and share some details of your car. Motorway will give you an instant valuation based on the latest data.

  • 2

    Dealers compete for your car

    Motorway notify their UK-wide network of car dealers and invite them to make offers for your vehicle.

  • 3

    Receive your best offer

    You’ll then receive your highest offer. Accept the offer and payment and collection happens quickly and securely.

  • 4

    Your car is sold

    Arrange for your car to be collected from home or work to receive instant payment. It’s fast, free and 100% online.

Why sell my car with MoneySuperMarket?

Motorway shares your car with their UK-wide dealer network of 3,000+ dealers, to find the car dealer that’s willing to pay the most for your vehicle - the highest offer found often beats part exchange quotes. You’ll be able to sell any make or model in as little as 24 hours - it’s fast and easy, and saves you the time and hassle of listing it privately.

Your car can be in any condition to sell with Motorway, however keep in mind that its condition will affect the price you get for it. It can even be sold for scrap, if it’s an old or non-running vehicle.

Motorway is a completely free service, with no hidden fees or obligations to sell. You can sell your car from home, contact free and most sales include free home collection. Motorway’s dealers offer instant or same-day payment into your bank account, before they take your vehicle away.

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How much is my car worth?

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What affects my car's value?

The value of your car will depend on a range of factors, including the make and model, its engine, the age of the car and the mileage it has covered.

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How is my car’s value calculated?

Motorway use a range of market data and third-party sources to value your car and gather its details, while dealers use their own sources to provide accurate offers.

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Will I get a good price for my car?

All of the above contributes to an initial estimated sale price using real time data for maximum accuracy. Motorway do all they can to match this with their highest offer.

What do I need to sell my car?

To sell your car using Motorway, you simply need to enter your car’s registration and mileage, and a few details about yourself and your car. Motorway have tools to assist you with profiling your vehicle, such as their cutting-edge photo app, but if you need any help, you can always speak to their customer support team.

Motorway will enter your vehicle into a daily sale where over 3,000 dealers compete to buy your car for the best price. They’ll then return your highest offer in under 24 hours.

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How long does it take to sell my car?

With Motorway you can usually sell your car within 48 hours, and sometimes in as little as 24 hours. Dealers in their UK-wide network usually come back with guaranteed offers for your car on the same day.

Most dealers offer a collection service, which is usually free and can be arranged within 24 hours.

How will I be paid for my car?

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Bank transfer

You will always be paid for your car via a bank transfer. It’s usually instant but this can depend on the dealer you’ve chosen.

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Same day payment

Most offer a same day transfer option, and it’s always 100% free to receive the money in your bank account.

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No cash payments

None of the buyers will be able to pay you in physical cash (i.e. in bank notes) as this practice is illegal for companies in the UK.

Yes, you’ll be able to sell your car even if it’s on finance – the buyer will pay off the finance directly and you’ll receive the remaining sum via a bank transfer.

Your car finance company will need to provide a settlement figure, which must be paid before the finance can be ended. They should give you a figure within one to three days of you requesting it, and you should receive it in the post within 12 days – it’ll usually be valid for a further 10 days to pay it off.

If your settlement figure is greater than the offer you receive for the car, you can pay the difference yourself or pay the buyer or dealer so they can write the whole sum off.

There are no hidden transaction fees when you use Motorway – it’s a completely free service and there is no obligation for you to sell.

You can still sell your car if it has a private registration, but most buyers will prefer that you remove it before they collect the vehicle – it’s easier to market cars without a private number plate.

You can transfer a registration plate, and this will normally involve an £80 fee payable to the DVLA. You’ll need to put the private registration plate on retention when you remove it from a car – you can do this by following the DVLA’s online instructions.

Yes, you will be able to sell any car you own, however long you’ve owned it.

If you’re selling a car on behalf of someone who is deceased, you’ll need a copy of their death certificate. If the car’s value is under £10,000 they will usually be able to pay it directly to the next of kin – but confirm this with Motorway beforehand to be sure.

If the car is valued at over £10,000 the buyer may need to have probate granted – or you may need a letter of permission from the estate’s solicitor to sell the vehicle. Again, you should confirm this with Motorway beforehand.

You can claim your remaining road tax back by getting in touch with the DVLA – you should receive your tax refund within six weeks of confirming the sale with them.

You must have proof that you are either the owner of the car or that you have permission to sell the car – so all buyers will generally need you to have a V5 document. However you may be able to sell your car without – find out more with Motorway’s guide to selling your car without the V5.

You’ll need to have the following documents ready when you sell your car, if you are the registered keeper of the vehicle:

  • V5C vehicle registration document (your log book) – more information is on the DVLA website
  • MOT certificate (if your car has had one i.e. it is 3 years old or more)
  • All spare keys for your car
  • Personal ID, for example your driving licence (needs to be a photo version) or your passport
  • Proof of address, such as a utility bill (gas, electricity or water), bank statement, council tax statement. Whichever you choose must match the address on the V5(C) document)
  • Authority from Finance company if you have any finance, such as a letter from the finance company confirming their settlement figure
  • Service record book, car handbook, locking wheel nuts (if you have them), radio and key codes if you have them
  • Your UK bank details (or that of the registered keeper)

If you aren’t the registered owner, you’ll need:

  • Written authorisation from the registered keeper that you are able to sell the car
  • A photo ID (as per above) of the registered keeper at the same time
  • All the other items listed above

You will also need to ensure there is fuel in your car. Buyers don’t require a full tank of fuel, but please make sure there is enough in your car so that the fuel light is not on

You’ll be able to sell any make or model of car on Motorway, regardless of condition – however this will affect the price you can get.

If your car is in very poor condition, Motorway also work with buyers who accept cars for scrap – so they’ll accept old and broken down vehicles.

Most dealers provide a collection service, so they’ll come to you to get the car – and this will usually be free, and can be arranged within 24 hours.

You should be able to get your car collected from anywhere in the UK, but you’ll be able to confirm addresses and collection details prior to completing the sale. In some cases, you can drop your car off at the buyer’s dealership premises if you prefer.

 

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