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Sell your car quickly and easily today

 Enjoy hassle free selling with our partner Motorway

  • Free collection of your car from anywhere in the UK

  • Sell your car online without needing to list it privately

  • Value and sell your car for free

Why sell my car with Confused.com and Motorway?

We’ve teamed up with Motorway to offer a no-hassle, car selling service to help you sell your car for your best possible price.

Trying to sell your car online can be an overwhelming experience. You shouldn’t have to choose between the buyer offering the best price and the buyer who’s closest to your location. With our service, you can get both. Motorway will guide you through the whole selling process and make sure you get your best possible result.

  • It's free to value and sell your car
  • 5,000+ verified dealers so you can find your best offer
  • Free collection from anywhere in the UK
  • Get paid in as little as 24 hours
  • Sell your car online without needing to list it privately

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How do I sell my car?

  • Enter your car’s registration to get an instant valuation based on Motorway’s latest market data.
  • Motorway's network of over 5,000 verified car dealers will then be invited to bid for it online.
  • Once the bidding has ended, you’ll be presented with the best offer for your car. If you’re happy with the offer, you can arrange a date for your car to be collected.
  • Finish selling your car and get a fast payment from the buyer. Get the money in your account on the same day your car is driven away.

What information do I need to sell my car?

All you need to do to sell your car with our partner Motorway is enter your:

  • Car’s reg
  • Car’s mileage
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number

This information will get you an instant valuation based on Motorway’s latest sales data. They’ll then guide you through creating a profile of your car so it’s ready to sell.

Once you have approved your highest offer, the sale is agreed, and the dealer will pick up your vehicle. You’ll need your vehicle log book (V5C registration document) and some ID ready on the day of sale. If you don’t have a V5C, you can apply for a new one from gov.co.uk. Some dealers also require your MOT certificate and your service/handbook.

If you’re not the registered keeper of the car you’re selling, you’ll also need all to supply written authorisation from the car’s registered keeper that you’re authorised to sell the car as well as the Photo ID of the registered keeper, such as a driving licence or passport.

Sell your car in as little as 24 hours with Motorway

How much can I sell my car for?

The price your car sells for depends on several factors, including:

  • The brand and model, as some cars are more desirable than others
  • Age
  • Mileage
  • Service history
  • Number of previous owners

All this information is used to give you an accurate and up to date valuation of your car.

Need more help?

How do I sell my car through Confused.com?

If you’re ready, get started. You’ll be taken to our car-selling partner, Motorway. Then enter a few details about you and your car to get an instant valuation. Motorway will find the dealer who will pay the most for your car, to complete your sale in as little as 24 hours.

Can I sell a car on behalf of someone else?

Yes, so long as you’re just completing the process for them online and over the phone. If the registered keeper is present to sign over the car on collection there are no additional documents required.

To sell a car for someone who will not be present on collection, you’ll need a signed letter of authority from the registered keeper, along with a copy of their driver’s licence or passport to verify the signature.

This is also the case if you need someone else to facilitate the handover of your car, such as a friend, colleague, neighbour, or relative on the day of completion.

Am I guaranteed to get the price I see online?

Every car’s value is different, depending on factors like make, model, mileage, age, and condition. Motorway use live market data and industry insights to provide an instant real-world valuation.

This valuation is generated based on historic offers placed by dealers on Motorway for similar vehicles, together with real-time automotive market data. They then look at your car’s specific history, specification and condition to finalise a reserve price with you before placing your car in their daily sale.

In their daily sale, dealers use data from the current used car market and their own trading insights to place an offer for your vehicle. At the end of the sale, Motorway present you with the highest offer received. There are no obligations to sell your car at any stage.

When collecting the car, the dealer will Inspect the car to ensure it matches the details and photos you’ve provided. It usually involves a quick look over the bodywork, interior, and general mechanics, and may involve a short test drive. Once the dealer is happy that the car is as described, they will make the payment to yourself and/ or your finance company, sign over the paperwork, and then take the car away.

Are there mileage or age restrictions for selling my car?

Most customers can get offers on their car from our car-selling partner Motorway, but very old cars and those with high mileage may not receive a valuation.

When I sell my car, will it be collected?

Once you’ve agreed to sell your car, the dealer will be in touch within 2 working days to arrange collection. You agree a time and date suitable to you both, and the dealer (or their driver) will come to your home or workplace to inspect and collect the vehicle.

Motorway’s sales support team will ensure that this happens in a timely fashion and that they’re on hand to help with any queries.

Can I sell my car even though it has outstanding finance?

You’ll have to contact your lender to see if it’s possible to get out of your contract early by paying an early settlement fee, which will need to be paid off before the car is sold. If you’re unable to pay off the finance yourself, Motorway’s dealers will accept a settlement fee from your lender and can take it off the value of your car and settle your debt.

Remember, it’s illegal to sell your car with outstanding finance if you don’t let your lender know.

Can I sell my car with a private licence plate?

Selling a car with a private number plate will depend on the buyer so make sure to check with them before you accept any offers.

If you’d prefer to keep your private plate, you’ll have to contact the DVLA and ask about transferring your plate. If you don’t have a car available to transfer the private plate to, you’ll have to transfer it to a retention certificate. You’ll receive a document which proves your right to use that private license plate.

Do I have to pay a transaction fee?

No, selling your car with Motorway is completely free. Dealers pay to buy your car, meaning you don’t have to part with a penny.

How do I sell my car to one of the car buyers on Motorway?

Motorway will present you with our best offer you’ve received at the end of each daily sale. If you accept your best offer, Motorway will connect you with that buyer to complete the purchase.

How fast can I sell my car?

You can sell your car or van in as little as 24 hours. But it generally takes around 2 to 7 days from the first enquiry to completing your sale, having your car collected and money transferred.

You can agree to the timings of collection and payment with your buying dealer once the sale has been completed. Motorway’s support team is always on hand to ensure your sale goes like clockwork.

When do I get the money for my car?

You’ll be paid via bank transfer. In most cases, money is transferred on the same day the car is collected, always by online bank transfer to your nominated bank account. You’ll confirm these details once you’ve accepted an offer on your car. The time it takes for your money to be received can vary slightly depending on the dealer, and which bank you use.

None of Motorway’s dealers can pay you in physical cash.

My car is a write-off, can I still sell it?

Yes, Motorway works with a scrap buyer who will buy broken down or old, non-running vehicles.

What if my car has dents, scratches or mechanical problems?

You’ll still be able to get valuations if your car isn’t in perfect condition. Motorway works with several scrap and recycling buyers who will buy broken down or old, non-running vehicles.
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What our expert says:

Selling your car can be daunting. How do you know what’s a good offer and when someone’s just trying to pull a fast one? By selling online, you can save yourself some time and hassle and sell to the dealer who’s willing to pay the most.
Matthew Harwood Signature

Matthew Harwood

Personal finance expert

Confused.com's car selling solution is provided by Motorway. Motorway is a trading name of Motorway Online Ltd. Registered office; International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London, England, EC1A 2BN. Registered in England no; 10285711.