Sell Your Car with Carzone.ie. Sell your Used Car Online

Sell Your Car with Carzone.ie.

Why Us?

Reach a large audience

Reach a large audience

Your vehicle will appear on Carzone.ie, Autotrader.ie and our Mobile Suite

Ireland's Number 1

Ireland's Number 1

We're Ireland's largest motoring website with over 13 years' experience selling cars

Hold 'Til Sold

Hold 'Til Sold

Your vehicle will stay online until it's sold. No hidden fee, you only pay once!

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

You can trust us to advertise your car safely and securely

How to sell your car

How to sell your car

Selling your car is a tough task. Your motor has to stand out against all others, battling for the limelight against both private and professional sellers. Of course, it's not as hard as you might think; there are a number of rules to remember that will maximise your advert's impact and ensure you sell your car quickly and with the minimum of fuss.

1. Get the price right
The first thing you'll need to do is price it correctly. A quick check on the internet to see what similar examples are selling for is a good place to start. It pays to know the market and remember, although haggling is part of the process, don't set your advertised price too far above your minimum.
2. Be concise
Make it clear from the off the exact make and model you are offering, as well as any special trim or specification designation. Modern cars are better equipped than ever before, so prioritise any listed extras - leave out power steering, but mention satnav and climate control if fitted. It's also important to mention any remaining NCT or road tax, as well as any recent expenditure, like a cam belt change or new tyres, as buyers will see this as one less future expense.
3. Take plenty of clear photos
A picture can tell a thousand words, so make sure your images count. Take photos with a clear background (think sky and grass, not housing estate) and in good weather with plenty of light. Try and keep the sun behind the camera, and include a shot of every angle - front, back and both sides - as well as the engine bay, interior and any special features. Ensure your shots are in focus and if there is any damage mentioned in the advert consider showing this as well.
4. Prepare the car for sale
There's a reason that the cars in professional adverts look immaculate - they've been valeted inside and out. You don't have to go to the expense of having it cleaned by a professional, but you should give it a basic wash before you take any pictures and before a buyer views the car if it has got dirty again. It's important to pay particular attention to the interior, especially if it's a family car subjected to sticky-fingered children or pets.
5. Fix any of the small issues
Things like stone chips or kerbed alloy wheels can really let down a car's appearance, but are usually cheap and easy to sort. If the tyre tread is running low consider replacing them, and make sure all of the fluids (oil, water, screen wash) are topped up as necessary. It's also worth gathering all of the car's paperwork together and singling out any larger bills to show that the car has been maintained properly - a large history folder points to a well-looked after car.
6. Be professional
Expect lots of questions, either over the phone, email or in person. Make sure you have the facts correct - when does the tax run out, was there any advisories on its last NCT and how many owners has it had? Most buyers will likely want to test drive the vehicle so make sure that either your or their insurance covers them for this - otherwise offer them passenger rides only. Never leave the buyer alone with the car and its keys either, and turn the engine off if swapping drivers on a test drive.
7. The final deal
Expect a bit of haggling, but be clear to yourself what is an acceptable amount to receive for the car. Other buyers will come along if this one doesn't want to pay your minimum. Make sure you are happy with the method of payment as well, be it cash on collection, cheque or bank transfer. Ensure all funds have cleared before you release the car. It's wise to write a receipt for both the buyer and seller, signed by both, and fill in all the official paperwork, sending off the relevant parts and informing your insurance company that you have sold the car to another party.

Follow the above, and not only will you maximise your car's selling potential and price, but you'll also make the whole experience much easier too.

What our customers are saying

"I advertised my car on Carzone- it was easy to set up, quick to upload and was renewed automatically when the car was not sold for a period. It was a very good service which I would recommend to friends."
C. O' Farrell | June 2013
"I recently used Carzone to sell my Volvo S40 for € 6,100. Within a week of the ad being live there were three interested people, the first of whom bought the car on first viewing. I believe Carzone to be one of the best ways to sell your car in Ireland based on my experience and would highly recommend them"
B. Montgomery | June 2013
"It was my first time using Carzone and I was very happy with the level of service I received. My car was sold within a week of placing the advertisement."
B.Mitchell | March 2013
"The car had sold quickly (within 3 days ) and I was very pleased with the response I got , I also achieved close to the asking price, I would certainly advertise again in your publication."
A.Devine | October 2012
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