Your New Year’s resolution: get more money for your car. Motorway, where dealers compete to give you their best price.
On Motorway, 84% of customers get more than the market price* when selling their cars. But what’s it actually like to sell your vehicle online using the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace?
Motorway’s new TV ad lifts the curtain on the car-selling experience by sharing real customer stories from across the UK.
Take Danielle in Southampton. With their firstborn on the way, Danielle and her husband decided it was time to size up their three-door car to one with the latest safety features and plenty of room for car seats, pushchairs, and all the bulky equipment babies require. Using Motorway’s fast, easy, and free platform, Danielle was able to sell her compact car quickly – and for more money than expected.
She and her husband made the most of the time and money saved to purchase a new five-door vehicle, which was ready and waiting to bring their bundle of joy home when she arrived five weeks early!
The role that our cars and vehicles play in our personal finances is much more significant than we might realise – and with nearly a third of UK drivers not knowing what their cars are worth, many of us could be missing out on getting more money and feeling the benefits of that in our lifestyle.
Selling your car, made easy
Back in the day, selling your car was a real chore. Creating multiple advertisements, criss-crossing the neighbourhood, and rearranging your schedule to negotiate with potential buyers can lead to one big headache. That’s where Motorway comes in.
Selling with Motorway couldn’t be simpler. To get started, simply enter your reg and mileage on Motorway’s homepage for an instant valuation. Based on live and historical used car sales data, this valuation is tailored to your car’s exact make and model, providing a real-time look at what your vehicle is worth.
If you like the price, the next step is to build your car’s profile using the Motorway app (available on the App Store and Google Play Store). “It was really easy to use the app because it had all the templates for the photos to sell the car,” new mum Danielle said. After answering a few questions about your car’s spec and condition, follow the app’s overlaid templates to take and upload the best photos of your car.
Then, it’s sales time. Your car will be entered into Motorway’s online daily sale, where over 5,000 verified dealers across the country compete to give you their best price. Motorway will send you the highest offer at the end of the sale – no haggling involved. All you’ll need to do when you’re sent your best price is choose a date and time for the buyer to collect your car.
Speed through the sales process
“There was no messing around,” Danielle says about selling her older three-door on Motorway. “I was six months pregnant when I went through this process to upgrade my car and I will be forever grateful that it was swift, because my daughter was actually born prematurely. If it hadn’t worked and we hadn’t had the five-door car, life would have been very different.”
What makes selling with Motorway so fast? First, the straightforward profiling process shaves off time. Second, Motorway is a marketplace for dealers to buy your car, rather than an instant car-buying and reselling company, and the brand’s nationwide network of verified dealers is always looking to update their privately owned used car stock. Third, once you’ve entered your car into the online daily sale, you can sit back and relax while Motorway finds you your best price.
The winning offer will be sent straight to your inbox at the end of the sale, meaning you can have a deal agreed within 24 hours. All you need to do then is book time for free collection. This can be from home, work, or another place convenient to you – no matter where you’re based in the UK.
“The dealer came to see my car and the money was in my account very quickly,” Danielle said. “We were very very grateful that we were able to sell our car very quickly and buy the next one [using funds from the Motorway sale]...because my daughter arrived five weeks early!”
Sell your vehicle for free – no hidden costs
One of the best wins when using Motorway: it’s entirely free! From instant valuation to vehicle collection, Motorway is completely free for sellers at every stage of the process. There are no hidden fees or commissions.
Did you buy your current car on finance? Motorway can help with that too. All you need is a valid settlement letter from your lender. Enter into Motorway’s online daily sale as normal and, when you get your best price from a dealer, they’ll take your lender’s details to clear the outstanding finance. The buyer will then pay you any surplus.
It’s possible to benefit from a much better price for your car by selling it, rather than accepting a trade-in agreement with your lender. Just make sure you’ve checked your financing agreement to confirm that you can sell your car and clear the finance early.
To see what you could get for your car on Motorway, get started with a free, instant valuation today.