What are the alternatives?

Motorway is an online comparison service for selling your car that launched in 2017. It compares the prices that are offered from some car buying services and dealerships, but it’s important to note that not all options are shown on their site, as they can only work with approved partners. In this guide we take a look at the alternative options if you are considering selling your car through Motorway.


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Motorway alternatives

  • Sell to webuyanycar

    Webuyanycar is the UK’s biggest online car buyer and have bought over 3.5 million cars since 2006. With over 500 branches across the UK, it is extremely easy to sell your car to webuyanycar, with an average drive time to a branch of less than 13 minutes.

    To sell your car to webuyanycar, all you need to do is enter your registration and get a free online valuation in less than 30 seconds. If you’re happy with your valuation, you can book an appointment at your closest branch and have the money in your bank within 15 minutes, by choosing the Immediate Payment option.

    Webuyanycarisn’t on price comparison sites such as Motorway, so it’s always recommended to check how much your car is worth directly to ensure you’re getting the best price possible. Simply enter your registration plate below and click ‘go’.

  • Sell privately

    Selling a car privately may be a viable option for trying to achieve the best price, but will come at the expense of your time, may be a lot of extra hassle and there’s no guarantee that your car will actually sell. You will also need to advertise your car for sale, which is time consuming and could be costly if your car doesn’t sell after you’ve paid fees to list it on some of the online car classifieds.

    When selling a car privately, you may need to be prepared to meet people at your home, haggle with prospective buyers over your price and know how to stay safe when selling a car. Car buying sites such as webuyanycar and Motorway are considered much safer due to dealing with legitimate businesses, with proven track records.

  • Sell to a dealership

    Whilst Motorway does partner with some dealerships, there are many private and franchised dealers that aren’t listed on their site. Therefore, if you’re selling your car you may consider contacting dealers directly, rather than using a comparison site, as they won’t provide you with the full picture.

    Whilst you’re likely to receive less than if you sold your car privately, it should be less time-consuming and less hassle in most cases. If you’re in the market for a new car, you may be considering part-exchanging your current car and getting your new one in the same transaction, but it’s important to consider the other options, as you may not be getting the best deal for your car. It’s advised that you keep the two transactions separate to ensure you’re getting a good deal. You should also consider selling to webuyanycar to make yourself a cash buyer and negotiate a bigger discount on your next car.

  • Sell on an online marketplace

    Whilst it may not be as popular as the traditional selling methods, you may consider selling your car on an online marketplace, such as eBay, as an alternative to selling through Motorway. There are also specialist car marketplaces to sell your car online, so you should conduct your own research to find out which is the most suitable for you. For example, if you’re selling a modified car, you should consider a marketplace where people are looking for that type of car, rather than a standard run-of-the-mill vehicle.


Should I sell my car through Motorway?

laptop online offers a viable way to sell your car and allows you to compare the prices offered by various different companies. However, it is important to consider the alternatives to ensure you get the best deal and remember that there are sites such as webuyanycar that aren’t on price comparison sites.


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