How to sell your car for the best price

22 May 2021

Whether you’re looking to sell your car to buy a new vehicle or to free up some cash, you’re bound to want the best possible price. But how can you be sure that you’re getting the best price for your car?

In this article, we’re going to let you into a secret. We’re going to explain how to get the best price for your used car, without any extra effort. Read on to discover how you can beat the dealerships and secure the best price for your car.

Where to sell your car for the best price

First things first, where should you look to sell your car for the best chance of achieving the highest possible price? We’re going to compare part exchange, private sales and car buying services, looking at both ease and price, to help you to find the best option for selling your car.

Part exchange

Many people get sucked into part exchanging their vehicle due to the ease. And we can understand that – what could be easier than walking into a garage, choosing your new vehicle and then leaving your old car behind in exchange for a discount?

However, it’s not so easy for the garage. They’ve then got to service and potentially repair your old car, either to sell on themselves or to take to auction. This all takes time and effort, costing them money – and you’ll find this reflected in your part exchange price.

That’s why part exchange prices are notoriously low. It might be easy to trade in your car but you’ll pay for the convenience in the price that you achieve.

Price: 1/5

Ease: 5/5

Overall: 3/5

Private sale

Selling your car privately gives you the flexibility to set your own prices. This gives you the best possible chance of achieving your desired price, because you can wait for the right buyer who is happy to pay the price for your car.

When you sell your car privately, you also get 100% of the sale price. Selling your car to a garage means that you’re paying for the admin fees within the price of the vehicle, whereas when you sell privately, you’re doing that admin yourself.

However, selling your car privately requires extra effort. You’ll need to advertise your car, manage viewings, facilitate test drives and negotiate the price. Although private sales are the best way to achieve a high price for your car, this method demands a considerable amount of effort.

Price: 5/5

Ease: 1/5

Overall: 3/5

Car buying service

You might be trying to weigh up the low prices of part exchange compared to the extra effort required for a private sale. It’s not an easy decision to make. However, there is a third option which combines the ease of trading in your vehicle with better prices.

Using a car buying service such as Any Colour Car allows you to avoid the hassle of a private sale whilst securing a better price than you would through a part exchange. You get the simplicity of a part exchange but with a better price tag than most of the dealerships can offer.

Not only that, but you benefit from no admin fees and instant payment, meaning that you can put every penny towards your purchasing your next car – with the flexibility to purchase from a dealership or a private seller.

Price: 3/5

Ease: 5/5

Overall: 4/5

Sell your car to Any Colour Car

When you think about online car buying services, what do you picture? Are you thinking about a company who will promise you a large pay out but then reduce the price when they view the vehicle?

Any Colour Car is different from the crowd. We don’t want to fit in – we want to stand out for our transparency and customer service.

We pride ourselves on being different. We don’t expect your car to be showroom quality – it’s a used car so we know that it will be used. That’s why we won’t knock down the price unless there is a significant issue with your vehicle.

If you’re ready to discover how much your car is worth, contact Any Colour Car today for a no-obligation quote.


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