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How to Sell a Car Yourself

May 8, 2019 10:59:00 AM / by Wes

So, you want to sell your used car but don’t know where to begin.

It’s okay, you’re not alone. Selling a used car can become a pain in the you-know-what. Relax, I’m here to help.

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Most of the time, the hardest part of selling a used vehicle starts at the beginning. Let’s face it, the old-school way to sell a car just doesn’t cut it anymore. But, where does one pull it off? From online postings to good ol’ print ads, below are a few recommendations to help get you on the right track to successfully selling your ride.

Get In-Line to Go Online

It’s no secret we’re in a digital age where everything under the sun can be sold on the internet. It makes perfect sense; it’s convenient, simple and you can literally sell a used car in your pajamas. Deciding what platform to use is the tricky part, so here are a few of the more popular options people choose to use in no particular order:

  • With syndications to their listings in over 175 newspapers and partners including Yahoo Autos, is huge.
  • You get a money-back guarantee with their top-tier listing option. Just like, their car database is big.
  • Craigslist: It’s the largest for-sale-by-owner platform. While listings can be unorganized, it’s 100% free to list anything.
  • RumbleOn: That’s right, we’re in the car industry, too, and we can assure you the “other guys” will have their stiffest competition yet.

Not All Print Is Dead


Despite what you’ve heard about newspapers, there are still a good number of people who peruse the classified sections. While not as effective as an online listing, you still have a shot with daily newspaper ads. Rates will vary for listing frequencies as well as whether the newspaper/publication is local or in a major market.

Slap a Sign On It

Best way to sell a used car

You could always go the traditional route and place a “For Sale” sign on your window. It’s a classic method that’s doable if you don’t have time fiddling with online listings or a print ad. It may not be the best way to sell your used car, but it still works. As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Trade It In

Ways to sell or trade a used car

If you’ve got your eyes set on a newer vehicle or want to get rid of your used car quickly, trading your used car in at the dealer is your best option. While the chances of you receiving appropriate market value for it is slim, you can always put it towards a newer vehicle. Either way, it’s a quick option for those of you who are looking to be rid of your used car sooner rather than later.


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Topics: Articles, The Pit Stop, Cars, Trucks


Written by Wes

As a veteran motorcycle rider and garage gearhead, I'm no spring chicken. I'm here to give tips for beginner motorcycle riders and car enthusiasts, and teach the ways of the road.

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