How to Sell Second-hand Cars in UAE?

03 July,2024 , 01:09 pm

Old Car

You'll eventually need to sell a secod-hand cars, whether you're scaling down or trading up, or your transportation needs have changed. Generally, you want to sell it for as much money as possible since you'll be using the proceeds to help pay for a replacement, but you might also just want to get rid of it quickly. 

In any case, there are a lot of ways to sell a car, and there are a few steps you can take to get the best price for it. Continue reading to find out which method is best for you as well :

Using an Internet Platform to Sell a Car

Numerous businesses, like, offer to buy your vehicle. You provide the company with your car's details (age and mileage) on their website, get a car valuation, and then bring your car to a nearby depot for an inspection. Although there can be admin costs, the money is often deposited directly into your bank account.

As an alternative, you may utilize an internet service that values your vehicle and shows it to dealers. Your automobile will be picked up for free if you decide to accept the best offer.

Even if you have no intention of selling your car online, these convenient online car-buying services are a good method to acquire an instant appraisal. Just keep in mind that you're not likely to earn the same price as you would if you sold privately.

Using Private Classified Advertising to Sell a Car

Old-fashioned classified ads are still a common way to sell used cars. For instance, you might want to advertise in a specialised magazine or on a website that caters to sports, performance, or antique automobiles. If you want to sell an inexpensive older car, try free-ad websites.

Make sure your advertisement provides all the relevant details, including the car's age, mileage, length of MOT, exact model and specifications, and service history. Don't waste words, but provide any interesting details you can, like "new tyres," "only one owner," or "recent cam belt change." Additionally, offers a wide range of respectable-quality pictures, including some interior photos.  

Part-Exchange Cars

Franchised dealers are typically eager to take on good-quality used cars for their forecourts, but they may favour models from the same brands it sells new. Independent dealers will typically take on almost any good-condition car in part exchange. If your car is only a few years old, or if you're buying another vehicle from the same manufacturer, part-exchanging it may be the best and easiest option.

If you decide to part exchange, you should pay more attention to the "price to change" than the specific costs of either vehicle. This is the difference between the price of the new car and the part-exchange offer on your old one. 

For example, a dealer might give you a really excellent deal on your old car to entice you to buy the new one at close to the list price (the price listed in the brochure), or they might offset a discount on your new car against a low appraisal on your old one.

Remember that dealers will typically want to turn a profit on any used vehicle they accept, so the part-ex price won't likely be as high as what you could obtain by selling a car privately. Still, it's a lot more convenient.

Car Selling to a Dealer

A dealer, whether independent or franchised, that specialises in that brand or kind of vehicle and has a low mileage, high demand for used cars, or a particular niche or specialist appeal, might be interested in purchasing your automobile outright. 

Well-maintained mainstream cars are also valued by small local dealers, particularly if they are ones they can resell quickly. This might not be the most profitable way to sell, but it might be quick and simple.

An Automobile Being Sold At An Auction

Although there are no assurances of a sale and prices are typically not high, sending your car to an auction is a more impersonal approach to sell it. To participate in the sale, you must first set a reserve price. 

If the item doesn't sell for this amount, you will either need to take it home or try again at a later time. The auction company should pay you right away, although the commission will be subtracted.

Give An Automobile to Charity

You could give it to a charity if you are forced to drive a cheap car or if you just can't stand the tire-kickers. Numerous nonprofit organisations, ranging from well-known national charities to smaller neighbourhood fundraisers, participate in programmes that allow donated cars to be gathered, either crushed and recycled (assuming they are not damaged beyond repair), or auctioned off with the proceeds going to the charity. 

This is occasionally carried out in collaboration with social entrepreneurs, such as those that give underprivileged individuals work experience.

Examine the various programmes, though, as some withhold money for car collection and administrative costs, which lowers the amount donated to charities.