Selling a car should not have to be a chore. Going through the sales process alone can lead to many issues, from time wasters to endless price haggling. Car companies that offer to buy your car might seem to be the best choice to avoid a headache, but do they offer value for money? 
What is the best way to sell your car? And how do you sell it at the best price?

Most people will hear the word "research" and will groan in despair; but it is so important to take the time to do some proper research. In terms of selling a car, it could mean the difference of thousands of pounds - and thanks to the internet, all the information you need is at your fingertips.

For a quick and easy sale, price your car realistically. Take into account the car's history, appearance and mechanical condition; and compare the prices of similar cars either online or in magazines. Knowing this will help you whether you are selling privately, or to a dealership.

Next, decide how you will sell your car. Again, you will need to do research to help you decide which is the best method of selling for you. Each of them have their pros and cons, and it is important not to get sucked in to any tempting company offers that promise a quick sale and a lot of cash. "We Buy Any Car," is an example of this. 
The name of the company and the catchy television advert might be catchy, but using the business to sell your car has a number of disadvantages.

First, you are required to pay an admin fee - between £50 and £75.

The website valuation tool is set to show the lowest estimated cost for the car.

Company employees are trained to offer the least amount of money expected, even lower than what the website valuation states. This can easily lead to a loss of over £1000.

These faults are not limited to one company, and is another very important reason to properly research your options before you go through the selling process. It will save you lots of time and money in the long run.

Getting the maximum price for your car

There are many simple steps you can take to get the maximum price for your car, and to ensure a quick sale:

1. Have the car serviced. This will ensure your car is in prime condition and will help you assess your price

2. Clean your car. Invest in a valet service, and have the car professionally cleaned. It will be worth the effort.

3. Ensure all documentation is available. If you have two keys for your car, ensure you have both for an extra profit bonus.

4. Price your car slightly higher than what the valuation says. Whether you are selling privately or selling to a dealer, there will be price haggling involved and this will allow you to lower your price without potentially losing money