How do car buying services work?
Why sell your car to Trusted Car Buyers?
Wondering how online car buying works or how to sell your car online? Our handy little video explains it all. Enter your reg into the box on the left and click the green button for your free offer.
The online car buying process explained
It's got to the point where you want to sell your car. You've looked at dealers, but not satisfied with the price, perhaps. You might have even considered online car buyers, but you're left asking yourself: 'How does online car buying work?'
Trusted Car Buyers is a credible and trusted network of dealers who buy cars from the public online. Here, we'll explain just how the online car buying process works because we understand it is not the conventional way you would sell your car ten years ago or so.
You may have been searching for 'who will buy my car online?' and stumbled across a number of cash for cars and online car buying websites.
How the Online Car Buying Market works
At the same time, it's not always clear how online car buying works, from the stages of valuation to sale. So in this article, we hope to demystify how car buyers operate in explaining the Trusted Car Buyers process to you.
Traditionally, you would go to your nearest dealer to sell your car or part-ex for another car on their forecourt. Nowadays, you have the option of online car buying services. But what's it all about? How does it work?
Whilst you had to spend an evening or weekend driving up to a range of dealerships in the past, you can now submit a number of free valuations for your car from the comfort of your sofa or armchair.
More and more people are turning to online buyers, particularly with the prospect of being able to sell a car quick. You might have even looked for a private sale on AutoTrader, eBay or Gumtree but been left dissatisfied, thinking you'd like more money for your car.
This is where online car buying services come into their own as well as taking the hassle out of selling your car.
Not only could you sell your car fast, but for the best possible price out there. The major advantage to selling your car to Trusted Car Buyers is that the cash for your car could be in your bank account as soon as the very same day.
To start the process, enter your vehicle registration number into the box shown at the top of the box. Then, answer a few questions about your car's condition, mileage and number of previous owners.
After receiving your free valuation, you book an appointment at your nearest dealer where an inspection takes place. Following all checks and with a final offer made for your car, you will have the money transferred instantly into your bank.
This video will help better explain the options you have when selling your car online. Alternatively, you could familiarise yourself with the Trusted Car Buyers online process step-by-step above.
The Online Car Buying Process
So you've arrived on the Trusted Car Buyers website. Great stuff. Here, at the top of the page, you'll fill in your vehicle registration number, clicking the 'value my car' button, before entering the mileage, number of owners and details on your car's condition.
A free online valuation will be automatically generated on our site, or an e-mail from one of the Trusted Car Buyers team will follow within seconds.
Provided you're happy or at least interested by the cash offer for your car, you are then asked to book an appointment to have it inspected.
You will then take your car to the local branch you booked in at. Remember to bring along your car's registration documents, MOT certificates, log book and any other relevant paperwork.
Upon arrival, a certified vehicle specialist will inspect the condition of your car running it by the details you gave online to help speed up the process. A test drive will typically follow, during which you can ask any questions about how your car is valued.
After all the checks are made, and we are satisfied the car is working and as described on the web, a final offer will be made. Deductions may be made if the car is markedly different to how it was described online (since, no system is perfect).
Critically, no admin fees are deducted from the final offer for your car. We calculate your quote based on the amount of tax you give online, however if you want to claim your tax back at the end of the day it may affect your final offer.
The money will be in your account the day you sell your car. We will happily help you to arrange a local taxi service to come and collect you if you need one, although we recommend bringing a family member or friend along to give you a ride home.
1. Free Valuation
Based on current market value
2. Book Appointment
At your local inspection point
3. Sell My Car
Money straight into your account