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What do I need if I want to sell my car?

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Selling your car may feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re not overly familiar with what to do or you haven’t done it before.

With the right information and preparation, you can streamline the process and make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible, as well as increasing the chances that you get a good price for your vehicle. Take a look at some of the key things you need to do if you want to sell your car.

Key Takeaways

Gather the right documents

First and foremost, you will need to have all the necessary documents in order to start the process. These include the vehicle registration document (V5C), which proves that you are the registered keeper of the vehicle, and a valid MOT certificate, which proves that the car has passed its annual roadworthiness test. You should also have any service history or receipts for any repairs or maintenance that have been done on the car. Here’s the documents you need:

  • V5C (logbook)
  • Service history
  • MOT certification
  • Insurance policy
  • Car warranty
  • Car part receipts


Preparing your car for sale

Once you have all of these documents in order, you can start preparing your car for sale. This might include cleaning the car both inside and out or making any necessary repairs and maintenance. The most important thing though is ensuring that the car is in good working condition.

This is not only vital for the safety of the new buyer, it is also important for your negotiating power. The better the quality of the car, the more money you can ask for. For this same reason, it is also a good idea to have the car serviced before selling it. Increasing the car’s value will always make it more attractive to potential buyers.


Setting the perfect price

Once your car is in the best condition possible, it’s time to set your price. It’s important to do your research and find out what similar cars are selling for in your area. You can use online resources such as our car valuation tool, which will give you an offer based on the market rate right now. Our offer is frozen for seven days, so you have the time to consider our offer without any pressure!

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to sell your car with BigWantsYourCar.com.

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