How To Sell Your Car [The Ultimate 2021 Guide]

Sep 27, 2021 | Car Brisbane News

Here it is, the ultimate guide to selling your car in 2021!

If you’ve started researching “how to sell your car”, you’re likely scratching your head with where to begin. No need to worry! This short guide will give you all the essential info you need to know.

How To Sell Your Car In 2021

#1 Consider if the car requires repair work

Before evaluating your car’s market value, you’ll first need to find out what’s wrong with it. Selling a car that needs work will lower your chances of a good deal. You wouldn’t pay full price for a car that needs work, nor will anyone else, but that doesn’t make the vehicle worthless.

Also, depending on which Australian state you plan to sell your car, you might need a roadworthy certificate (RWC). Each state has its own rules for selling a car without RWC. For some sellers, an inspection can seem like a daunting task, especially if they are just looking for a quick sale. However, when you sell your car to a dealer (such as Cars Brisbane), you’re not required to produce a RWC.

If you are looking to avoid the hassle of going through a safety check or want to avoid a potentially lengthy selling process, Cars Brisbane is perfect for you. We buy your car for cash, with a hassle-free process that can be over in as little as 30 minutes.

#2 Do your homework

When trying to get the best price for your car, it might pay to shop around and see what the going rate is for a car of your model, make and year. You might also like to seek out multiple car valuations.

Cars Brisbane offer some of the most accurate car valuations on the market, based on first-hand industry knowledge instead of approximate guidelines such as Red Book. We offer highly competitive prices and quick, easy transactions, paying for your car on the spot.

For a rough estimate on the value, we can get you for your car, try out our free quote form. To get a more accurate quote from one of our experienced professionals, give us a call to arrange for us to visit or drop by our Eagle Farm location.

#3 Choose where you want to sell your car

There are a few ways you can sell your car. The 3 main avenues include a dealership, private selling, or online.


Selling your car to a dealership offers the most convenience but often gets you less money than private selling.

Private selling

You could also handle all the work yourself and sell your car privately, but this can take a lot of time and you’ll need to pay for advertising, as well as clean the car, fix any damage, and obtain a current roadworthy certificate.


A third option is to sell your car online. The key to success with online selling is to provide detailed snaps of your car and thorough descriptions of the car’s condition. If you’re short on time, remember that you’ll have to field online inquiries and meet with potential customers.

There are plenty of online options, some better than others, but the most popular online platforms are Gumtree, Car Sales, and Cars Guide. All these websites receive a high volume of daily traffic and can reach a wide audience of buyers

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds – the immediacy of selling your car to a dealership while receiving a fair price that nets you more profit – check out Cars Brisbane. We’re local and committed to excellent customer service.

#4 How to receive payment for your car

The safest payment method for selling a car is cash, as money is handed over at the same time as the keys and both parties receive their end of the deal immediately. There are other methods such as electronic bank transfer, cheque, and third-party payment processor like PayPal.

At the end of the day, the best form of payment when selling a car is entirely up to the level of risk and convenience you are willing to take on. Without an established level of trust between the seller and the buyer, it can be difficult to decide on a method of payment that’s secure for both parties. If you’d like to abolish the risky business, why not talk to the team at Cars Brisbane about selling your car.

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