What is the Best Way to Sell My Car?

Selling your car can be a daunting experience. There are so many ways to do it, from dealerships to auctions and it can be difficult to know which route to take.

Each method of selling a car has its pros and cons, and if you want to find out which is the best option for you, read on…


Part Exchange

If you are selling your car to buy another one, a part-exchange deal could be a good option. This is when a dealer buys your current car and sells you a new car in the same transaction, deducting the value of your old car from the price of your new one.

This means there is no waiting around for someone to buy your old car before you get your next one, but car dealers can be specific about the vehicles they sell, and if your car is not right, they will sell it to another buyer. Both this buyer and the dealer will take a cut, meaning you won’t get as much cash in your own pocket.


Selling to a Dealer

If you don’t want to buy a new car when you sell your current one, some dealerships will still just buy, but as with a part exchange, dealers will most likely sell your car on, which means that you are unlikely to get the best price.


Online Car Buying Sites

Online vehicle buying companies tend to pride themselves on offering a quick and easy service, but large businesses may have large overheads to cover which will reflected in the price you are offered.

The valuations provided are based on very little detail and subject to inspection, so it is likely that you will receive less than the amount originally quoted.



Auctioning a car is fast and not too much of a hassle, but there is an element of risk involved in this method. There will be a chance that your vehicle might not reach its reserve price and you may not get as much for it as you would selling it via another method. It is all dependent on the right buyer attending. You will also have to pay auction fees.


Selling Privately

Selling privately to the next owner also means that there will be no middle man as well as no extra charges. You will be in control of the sale and able to make sure you get the price you are after. However, selling your car privately without a doubt entails more hassle than any other method. You will have to clean and photograph your vehicle, create your own adverts, arrange appointments for potential buyers to view your car and take care of all the paperwork and legalities. This is massively time consuming in itself, and you are likely to be waiting a month or more to find a suitable buyer.

We believe none of these options are the best, which is why Kent Car Buyer was established. Rather than having to choose between a quick, convenient sale and the best deal, we offer both.

At Kent Car Buyer, we sell directly to the end user, eliminating the need to give multiple parties a cut of your money. We carefully research your vehicle, using our experience and knowledge of the market to give you the most accurate quote possible, to avoid giving you any nasty surprises. We are also local and unlike many car buyers, will offer to collect your vehicle from anywhere in Kent.

For a fast, hassle-free process, great service and a fantastic deal when you sell your car, get in touch with Kent Car Buyer today!