How to sell my car online for free?

If there’s one thing that everyone selling a car wants to know, it’s this: How does one get their car sold with as much speed as possible, while still getting the most remuneration that they can possibly get? Fortunately it’s not a riddle wrapped in an enigma. All you need is a computer and a willingness to put in the effort to get the right result.

There are some easy to follow steps and processes that once put into play will have you inundated with potential buyers wanting to test drive your vehicle.

Doing this through the internet isn’t the same as it was in the old days, when folk were confined to using local buy sell and trade publications, not to mention the trusty old motoring section of the classifieds in the newspaper. This meant that all incoming interest from buyers was geographically restricted to one’s local area. Now that we have an online world of business, people from a much larger pool of prospective buyers will be from much further distances, which means that they might not even see the vehicle in person before they buy it.


The following list contains some handy hints for selling your car online.

Full engagement in the process

You need to donate all your energy into the activity that revolves around selling a used car. Every beat needs to have your full involvement, both mentally and emotionally. There is an old cliché that you’ve heard before but bears repeating: You only get out what you put in. You need to avoid the urge to cut corners. Only this way will you get cash for old cars.


This part is easier now than it used to be. The reason is straight forward and obvious: the information age. Online research is the only way to research nowadays. The amount of information that we have at our fingertips is so vast it’s verging on ridiculous.

In order to not get lost in a sea of knowledge, just keep your search to vehicles that are the same model, year and make as yours. See how much they are selling for in your country. You will get a general idea, and if you factor in any damage or flaws you know that your vehicle has you can have a fair idea of how much you should price your vehicle at.

Describe your vehicle using flowery language

Unleash your creative juices when writing your ad that you plan on posting online. Think about what made you fall in love with the vehicle when you first decided you wanted to buy it. Feel that enthusiasm once again as you write about the features that make the automobile great. Used car buyers will appreciate this and respond with enthusiasm.


Take great photos

Provided you’ve given the car a great wax and wash, have the vehicle in a good setting and take photos of it at angles that are guaranteed to show it in its best light. Don’t have too many shadows from trees covering it. Make sure that there isn’t too much glare from the sun shining back into the camera. Make sure that the back ground setting is minimal, so there isn’t any distraction from the vehicle. The surrounding area should be tidy with no hoses or children’s toys littering up the joint.

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