Get expert advice on how to sell your car online in Yorkshire, and let up to 5,000 dealers compete to buy your car
There’s a reason that the chore of selling your vehicle, stays on the to-do lists so long. The hassle and expense of advertising your car or van to local would-be buyers, and organising test-drives, is off-putting at best.
Motorway offers a fast, easy, and free service allowing car sellers to find a buyer on their platform from over 5,000 verified dealers around the whole of the UK. No matter where you’re based and your buyer is based, they’ll collect your car from your home or work – for free.
Here’s how it works, and what you need to know to get you on the road to an easier car sale.
It doesn’t matter if you drive a Lamborghini or a Lada, the process of selling works the same with Motorway, and thanks to free home collection buyers from all over the country will come to you – and it’s free.
The highest-selling car models on Motorway have been the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, and Range Rover, matching their huge popularity in the UK. The desirability to buy and sell brands like these is unlikely to change.
Colour seems to be a key driver as well. In Yorkshire, Motorway customers love white, black and grey cars – a reflection of the current top trends in the motoring industry. Petrol cars are selling in greater numbers, though diesels aren’t far away.
Clean Air Zones, such as those in Sheffield, Bradford and York and more across the country, does mean there’s a move to people in Yorkshire selling their diesels, which are more likely to fall foul of the low emissions regulations.
The UK has 12 Clean Air Zones and Low Emission Zones that charge vans (Class C), and eight of them also charge private cars (Class D).
Does that change selling intentions?
It’s worth checking what the compliance rules are around the cities you either live in or regularly visit, to make sure your current car isn’t going to be hit with extra charges – up to £10 a day in some cases, which soon mounts up. While passenger cars are largely exempt at the moment, future-thinking drivers are keen to ensure their purchase today doesn’t cost them tomorrow.
The market beyond Yorkshire
Don’t let the local regulations worry you too much, as selling your car or van on Motorway opens it up to dealers right across the UK, where there’s a big market not covered by clean air zones, so there will be plenty of buyers still happy to choose your model.
According to Motorway, you are likely to get a much better price by selling your vehicle than by using a scrappage scheme, unless your car is significantly old or high in mileage.
Get set for electric
EV cars – once a futurist dream – are becoming mainstream, and Motorway has put Leeds and Barnsley into its list of the UK’s 20 best cities for EV-readiness.
The figures come from reviewing sales of the cars, the number of public charging points (growing by the day) and the cities’ clean air policies.
How do I sell with Motorway?
Dealers around the country compete to give you their best price, and as the deal is all done online, you can have a sale agreed within the day.
See dealers compete in Motorway’s latest TV ad.
Enter your reg and mileage to be given a free valuation. If you’re happy to proceed, you can profile your car in Motorway’s app, which is available on the App Store and Google Play Store. You’ll be asked a number of questions on your car’s condition and then asked to add a few photos from your phone. Your car will go into the online daily sale, where dealers offer their best price. If you accept the winning offer, you choose a date and time for them to collect your car from your home address for free. The dealer will clear any remaining finance and pay you the surplus, right into your bank account.
Yorkshire drivers, head over to Motorway for an instant, free valuation.
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