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Why Sell Your Car To Abbeywood Motor Company?
If you're thinking of selling your car let's consider what's involved. There are several different ways and methods to sell your car.
At the end of the day, all you want is the best price, for the least fuss. Sounds simple. Let's look at what options are really available to you, and how this would affect the price you finally achieve for your vehicle.
Cashing Your Car Quickly
If you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to sell your car regardless of price, in order to raise an amount of cash very quickly, this could leave you in quite a predicament, as you would be at the mercy of the unscrupulous dealers. It is important that you offer your car to the right dealer. For instance, dealers who buy Bentleys, don't buy Micras & vice versa. By contacting Abbeywood Motor Company, you would be assured of receiving a competitive and fair price for whatever make and model your vehicle happens to be.
You may consider part exchanging your car against a new one. At first glance, this might look a great way of realising the best price for your car, but without stating the obvious, you will have to part with a lot of money for the purchase of your new vehicle. In actual fact, if you really did want to buy a new car, you would usually be in a stronger position to negotiate a better discount if you were able to say "no part exchange" and make a cash offer.
Selling Your Car Privately
What is really involved to sell your car privately in the Autotrader, internet or local newspaper? Let's look at the costs involved. First of all, your vehicle would reasonably need at least 9 month's MOT and some road tax. Also, in order to have a realistic chance of hooking a customer, your car would need a full valet and if required, a service in order to keep the service book up to date. These are minimum requirements the customer will expect when enquiring about your car. If selling privately, you would also have to price-in the cost of an advert on the internet or in the local newspaper, for example. This could easily cost over £100 and furthermore, if your first advert proved unsuccessful, another advert would be needed, costing even more money. Remember, advertising a vehicle does not guarantee it will sell - far from it.
Selling a car is hard work! You could receive quite a number of phone calls from customers seemingly interested and wishing to make an appointment for viewing, sometimes at odd and inconvenient times. Frequently, these potential customers can be unreliable and very often will fail to turn up at all.
Negotiating a price for your vehicle with a customer can also be a very difficult and stressful experience. Generally speaking, when a customer does come to view your vehicle, they may have already viewed other vehicles that are of a similar price and age, and so they will be fully aware of what is available and will no doubt wish to negotiate a price that only they are happy to pay. Do not be under any illusions, a customer will expect a large and in some cases, very large discount. For example, when advertising a vehicle for £2750, you are quite likely to be offered approx. £2000 or less depending on condition. It is important to remember; the customer may have viewed and made offers on numerous vehicles similar to your own. Any prospective customer and their entourage will almost certainly expect to test drive your vehicle. Do they have a driving licence? Do they have insurance? Would you be happy to accompany them on a test drive? If not, would you be comfortable allowing them to test drive on their own?
After the sale, if the vehicle were to develop a fault, they may expect you to contribute or pay for the repairs. Finally, payment is another difficult aspect when selling your vehicle privately. All methods of payment can be risky, e.g. cash, cheques or even bank transfers. Cash can be counterfeit, cheques can bounce, and it may be potentially dangerous to give out your bank details. These are all things to consider when deciding which route to take you sell your car..
What's Different About Abbeywood?
If you approached Abbeywood Motor Company with the intention of selling, your car what would you expect and what would the process be?
First of all, enter your registration number in the blue box at the top of the page, or give us a call with the details of your vehicle. We can then discuss a likely price that you could achieve for your vehicle. If the price is acceptable, we would be more than happy to come out and view your car in person and then make you a firm and precise offer. Remember, we would be coming with the intention of buying your car - not just to look at it. And please feel free to negotiate away - that's what were there for.
Once we have agreed a price, we could take delivery of the vehicle immediately or if required, we are happy for you to hold onto the vehicle for a short period before collection e.g. if you are awaiting your new car, moving away etc. This may just be of some help to you. It will be a fixed price and there will be no re-negotiating when we call to collect the vehicle.
How Will We Pay For The Car?
The most important question. We can pay any normal payment method e.g cash, cleared cheque, bank draft or electronic transfer. This can be discussed after we have agreed to buy the car.
We have just discussed three methods of disposing your vehicle.
As we have pointed out earlier, these three methods are all quite different. At the end of the day, if you are realistic with the price you wish to achieve, we also wish to be the most competitive car buyer. If a mutual price can be agreed, we could certainly simplify and take the stress out of selling your car. Put it this way, it is certainly worth an enquiry. It doesn't cost anything to ask and there is nothing to lose. We look forward to hearing from you!