Vehicle Selling Advice


Be prepared:
Have all the relevant paperwork together, such as the V5C, service history and MOT certificate, for a potential buyer to review. Buyers may wish to check details such as the address on the V5C and the mileage in the most recent MOT certificate. Never let the buyer photograph your documents
Beware of scammers:
Always meet the buyer. Request
the potential buyer’s contact details, such as their phone number and full home address. Proof of identity such as driving licence is ideal. This should give you further reassurances, and
a legitimate buyer should be happy to provide this information
Test drive advice:
Make sure you ask the buyer to bring their driving licence and proof of insurance if they want to test drive the vehicle. Check their level of insurance to test drive, this should prevent you being liable for damages
Stay on home ground:
Always arrange to meet a buyer at your home, never meet halfway or at their premises
Never allow a buyer to test drive the vehicle alone:
Never leave a potential buyer alone with the vehicle, nor give them the keys. If you have a keyless fob, keep hold of it at all times, even on a test drive. However, never jeopardise your personal safety and if you feel uncomfortable at any time, walk away
Payment:
Never release the vehicle until you have confirmation that the payment to you is cleared funds. If you accept a cheque or bankers draft for payment, be aware it can take days for these funds to clear

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