Sell your car on Gumtree
List your car on one of the biggest private motors markets in the UK*
Why sell my car online with Gumtree?Gumtree is one of the largest private motors markets in the UK*, which comes with a lot of perks. As a private seller, you can list a car for free. Also, we have partnered with award-winning vehicle history experts, HPI, to provide a vehicle history report on every car on the site. If your car passes the HPI Check, text appears next to your ad providing reassurance to buyers your car hasn’t been reported as stolen, scrapped, exported or involved in an accident and flagged as unroadworthy. So go on and sell your car online the Gumtree way—quick, easy and with confidence.
How to post my ad online?Posting your ad with Gumtree is easy—add your vehicle registration number above and we automatically select specifications for you like make, model, and transmission type. Don’t worry, you can always add in anything that we may have missed. To attract more buyers, include features of the car in the description box: power steering, electric windows, keyless start, number of owners, tyre condition, and reason for sale. Good photos can make all the difference so upload several from different angles such as front, back, sides, interior, and individual tyres—make sure to avoid busy, distracting backgrounds. To make your ad jump out, give it a punchy title without any clichés. Now you’re ready to post your ad online. It’s that simple.
How to prepare my car for selling online?So, you want to sell your car online? First things first. Get your documents in order. You’ll need your V5C, a stamp service book or service sheet, service receipts, MOT paperwork, and any relevant user manuals or documentation. If the MOT is close to expiring, make sure to renew. Having a fresh 12-month MOT increases the car’s desirability. Clean the car inside and out and remove all personal items. Replace low-cost parts like hubcaps, carpets, and window wipers, and repair minor dents, scratches, or chips so they don’t distract potential buyers. Finally, be sure of the condition of your consumables such as tyres, brake pads and discs. Knowing the car’s overall condition allows you to accurately valuate your car.
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* AutoBiz, from April 2017 to April 2018