If you’re in South Island and you own an used, old, accident or scrap vehicle or holding onto your useless or un-warranted car taking up space. Kiwis are quite familiar with the challenges in selling their unwanted automobiles. Usually it takes weeks and even months just to sell their old car off. Unfortunately, the used car market is fluctuating and pretty much affected by seasonal events. So here are few tips to make your car selling process easier for you.
First thing first, this advice we give to all car owners- Keep good care of your cars, keeping good cars includes
- Keep the interior clean, no eating, drinking or smoking inside a car.
- Park your vehicle a bit off the curb to protect the wheels.
- Have car serviced regularly and maintain logs.
- Try keeping the mileage low, this can be in form share a ride, make car pools with co-workers, use train and buses especially when you know that traffic would be too much and there will be a parking problem.
Private car buyers, especially one buying car for a family really wants the car to be in good condition. Dealers as well prefer a well looked after vehicle which be an easy sell for them, rather than the one, on which they will have to spend time and money to get it marketable.
So Where can I Sell My Car South Island?
Well in you are resident in South island, then following are your options.
Private car sales
Take good pictures of the car from all over including exterior, interior, dashboard and under the hood as well. Select a bright sunny day for this so that you have ample light. Next step, jump on to internet, place ads on Trademe, turners, newspaper and other classified sites. list down all details, as it is better to be clear upfront rather wasting your own or someone else’s time. Don’t wait for a private sale if you have a scrap/ junk car (as explained over here).
The downside, you will get loads of fake, irritating calls till your ad remain active. You will have to brag about your car a million time, all in front of dozens of strangers. And then all those strangers will be visiting your place as well.
Car auction companies like Manheim and others can be another option. They will take your car in any condition, neat or dirty, broken or running and put it up for auction. There on you will have to pray that you get a good bid for your car as you never know how much it would be sold off.
Downside, these companies will charge you a hefty amount in commission and more importantly you won’t know till the time how much you are going to get for it.
Selling to a Car Wrecker
Use this option if you are in urgent need of money as car wreckers would pay you cash there and then, they don’t wait for lengthy transfers and paperwork. Or secondly you had an accident and your car is declared total loss. No one else would buy this car except the wreckers, you are already covered by insurance so you can get something extra from these wreckers. Lastly your car model is too old and you are tiered of waiting for the right buyer on Trademe or Facebook marketplace.
So selling to a car wrecker is quick, pain-free and you get cash for it. Maybe we are biased, but you need to understand who else would bring a tow truck to pick up your old, non-working cars and pay you cash for it on the spot.
We are South island’s highest paying, most experienced car wreckers. We only know about one thing and that is car and trucks. We buy all sort of old, scrap cars for cash and provide absolutely free junk car removal service in South island from Nelson to Invercargill. So next time you are looking to Sell My Car South Island, try our cash for cars quote form.
Where is the South Wreckers Location?
No matter where you are in South island, if you want to sell and scrap your car in Kaikoura or Queenstown, Christchurch or Dunedin, or anywhere in between, South wreckers can help. We can collect your scrap car from you or you can drop it off at the below address.
- Christchurch car wreckers, Timaru car wreckers, Rangiora wreckers,
- Oxford wreckers, Kaikoura car wreckers, Rangiora wreckers,
- Ashburton car wreckers, Timaru car wreckers, Waimate car wreckers.
- Nelson car wreckers, Dunedin car wreckers, Queenstown car wreckers.