CONSIDER YOUR VAN’S CONDITION BEFORE A SALE
In a private sale, signs of wear and tear could become major negotiating points. But van buying sites, auctions and part exchanges tend to be more forgiving of minor dents and scratches.
The most important thing to do first, before you decide how to sell your van, is to get an up-to-date market valuation of your vehicle. There are a couple of ways to do this:
- Use a free online valuation
- Compare your make and model, including mileage and condition, with other vans being sold privately. Use our van price guide to quickly and easily compare prices.
Be sure to check prices with private sellers over dealerships. Dealerships add supplements to prices in line with the other services provided by the company.
Certain vans sell better during certain seasons. Consider the time of year you are selling, as well as the age and mileage of your van. Remember:
- Online auctions - pay days and weekends often produce better results
- Spring and summer - convertibles and cabriolets tend to sell better when the weather is nice
- Autumn and winter - 4x4s are more desirable when the weather and road conditions are poor
- Major festivities - avoid trying to sell a van directly after a major spending event like Christmas or the summer holidays
- Part exchanges - visit dealerships during traditionally quieter months, such as December, January, March and August