5 of the Best Websites to Sell Your Used Car
Are you thinking about selling your car? If so, it’s still a great time to do it, thanks to slightly elevated used car values from the global supply shortage. However, some private party sellers have no idea where to start when it comes to selling their cars. Fortunately, there are a number of online car-selling sites to offload your car easily. Here are five of the best ones to use.
1. Cars and Bids
Cars and Bids is fairly new to the car-selling space. It popped up in 2020 as a direct competitor to Bring-a-Trailer, which is known as the go-to site for car enthusiasts to sell their rare and pristine cars. To submit your vehicle to Cars and Bids, you need to upload photos of it, provide a VIN, and write a brief description of it. After providing the necessary information, you can sell your car in an auction with or without a reserve or minimum price. There is also an $89 selling fee when you post your first car for sale and a $49 fee for all subsequent posts.
Autotrader is owned by Cox Automotive, which is also the parent company of Kelley Blue Book. The good thing about this merger is that Autotrader.com is a great resource for selling your vehicle because you can list it as a private party ad or sell it to a dealership. Additionally, you have the ability to get an instant cash offer from Kelley Blue Book, which will show you how much dealers in your area are likely to buy your car for. Just to note, Autotrader requires a $49 posting fee, but it comes with a free Carfax report.
CarGurus is a popular site for selling cars, as it has over 30 million new visitors every month. Like Autotrader, CarGurus offers sellers two ways to sell their car – via a private party or a dealership. There’s even an “Instant Cash Offer” tool that sends your vehicle’s information to dealers so they can bid on your car and give you the highest offer. Once you accept the offer, CarGurus will pick up your car and pay you via a check or bank transfer, iSeeCars notes.
4. Facebook Marketplace
If you only want to stick to selling your car privately, Facebook Marketplace is a good way to go. The Marketplace connects you to buyers in your local vicinity, as well as far away, to get the most eyes on your listing. One handy feature of Facebook Marketplace is that you can peep at potential buyers’ profiles before meeting up with them. Just ensure to check out our tips for not being scammed first.
When it comes to selling your car privately, it’s always worth making a listing on Craigslist. Posting your car on Craigslist is free and easy. Additionally, there will be plenty of people to see it since Craigslist connects buyers from your location and beyond. Just be wary of any potential scammers.
The best sites to sell your used car
Ultimately, it’s easy to sell your car to a private party or a dealership these days with the click of a few buttons. If you plan to sell your car, post on a few of these sites to get the best results.