What to do when you sell your car

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What to do when you sell your car

Selling your car can seem like a daunting prospect, but Jamjar’s car-buying comparison service exists to make it as easy for you as possible. Not only do we have an easy car valuation tool that you can use right now, but we also have a wide range of articles that give you helpful advice on just about anything related to selling your car.

If you’re still not sure about whether or not selling your car is the right decision, or you’re weighing up the different options available to you, our car selling guidance article will help you to make a decision. In this article, our focus is what you need you to do once you’ve decided to sell your car and you want to set the wheels in motion.

Finding a buyer with Jamjar

Jamjar makes selling your old car much easier than it can be otherwise. We work with a huge number of associated buyers across the United Kingdom, which means that you can see a variety of quotes for your car just by entering your registration number once below.

We then show you all the quotes we can find from our buyers, including any additional costs or benefits to choosing a particular business. All of our associates are trustworthy commercial buyers who will offer you their best price for your car.

When you find an offer that you like the look of, simply select it and wait for the buyer to get in touch. They will contact you within three working hours – you don’t need to do anything other than choosing your offer and relax.

Find out more about the benefits of selling to online car buying businesses here; Should I trade-in or sell my car?

Resolving finance issues

One potential stumbling block to a smooth sale can be outstanding finance that you’ve still got to pay on your vehicle. If you’re the sole owner of the car this won’t be an issue, but you could find yourself in trouble if you sell the car on with money still to pay.

Many of our associated buyers will be able to help you pay off the outstanding balance, but you should be transparent about your position and make sure that all relevant parties are aware of the situation you’re in.

Find out more about selling your car with outstanding finance.

Ensuring your V5C is in place

While there are a few documents that you should have ready when you sell your car, by far the most essential is the V5C (logbook). Ideally, you should know where your V5C is and identify the sections that you need to fill out to complete the sale, but there are solutions if you know you’ve lost or don’t have the form.

The best thing to do is to apply for a new logbook. If you do this at the start of the sales process you can make sure that it arrives in time for everything to be handed over smoothly on the date of the sale. It is possible to work around the lack of a logbook even if you don’t have one at the time of the sale, but it’s much easier (and cheaper) to resolve the issue in advance.

Find out more about selling your car without a V5C.