How to get rid of your car?

Whether it is to change the car or not, parting with your old vehicle is not easy. There are 3 options:

  • Trade-in at a dealer for a new car
  • Sell it to a car  buyer service
  • Sell ​​your car yourself

Trade-in at dealers

You choose to go to a used car dealership to trade in your car. Whether it is for the purchase of a new or used vehicle, you will be able to trade your vehicle if it’s in good condition. 

The trade-in amount will be included in the purchase deal. It will lower the purchase price of your future vehicle.

The advantages of this option are:

  • The impression of paying less for the new or used car.
  • There is no time lapse between the time of trade-in and the time of purchase. All done on the same day.
  • It is the dealer that takes care of the resale or destruction of the old vehicle. The buyer leaves with peace of mind.

Disadvantage :

  • The amount of the trade-in by a professional is always lower than if the new or used car is sold by its owner.

Car Buyer Services

These companies such as Trade Cars For Cash. This company is responsible for estimating the value of the vehicle and makes a proposal. Once validated, the owner receives the amount of the offer. Once the transaction is made, the company takes care of the car. 

The main advantage of this option is:

  • By going through a company or a service dedicated to the repurchase of cars, the owner does not take care of anything once the transaction is completed.

Sell ​​your car yourself

In this case, the owner takes care of everything. He manages the posting of his ad on the various classified ad sites . Today, it is quite simple, all you need is a computer and an internet connection then to connect to a dedicated site such as: Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace or Then follow the step to no instructions for writing your ad by filling in the fields provided for this purpose.

The main advantage:

The owner wins financially. Indeed, he himself fixes the value of his vehicle. Usually, the amount is higher compared to the takeover of a garage or a recovery company.

Disadvantage :

The owner manages the entire transaction, which takes time and availability. He will have to take care of everything, from the filing of the automobile advertisement to the sale, including all the administrative part (sales documents, registration document, etc.), and any problems linked to a sale. In conclusion, there is not necessarily a right or wrong solution. It’s up to everyone to find the one that suits them best.