30 day advert
Up to 20 photos
Unlimited days advert
Up to 20 photos
Selling your car is a tough task and your car needs to stand out over others. There are several rules to remember that will maximise your advert's impact and ensure you sell your car quickly and with minimum fuss.
A quick check on Carzone to see what similar cars 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.
Give your car a basic wash and clean inside before taking any photos and when someone is coming to view the car. It's important to pay attention to the interior, especially if it's a family car subjected to sticky-fingered children or pets.
Things like stone chips or kerbed alloy wheels can really let down a car's appearance but are usually cheap and easy to fix. If the tyre thread is running low consider replacing them, and make sure all fluids (oil, water, screen wash) are topped up.
You can place up to 20 images on your Carzone advert. Adverts with 20 photos get four times more views than adverts with only 5 photos. Take photos of the outside and interior of the car, as well as close-up photos of features such as the wheels, lights, sound system and more.
Expect questions, either over the phone, email or in person. Make sure you have the facts correct - when does the tax run out and how many owners has it had? Never leave the buyer alone with the car and its keys either and turn the engine off if swapping drivers on a test drive.
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 Fill in the official paperwork, send off the relevant parts and inform your insurance company that the car is sold.