How It Works

Selling your car online can be daunting, but with CarTakeBack we take the hassle out of selling your old car so there's no need to leave the comfort of your home, there's no haggling, and we'll sort out all the paperwork for you. Whether your car is ready to be recycled, could be sold for parts, or is still running, you can sell it online with CarTakeBack.

Find out how it works:

Step 1: Get A Quote

Simply enter your car registration and postcode to get an instant quote for your car. We'll use your car registration to find out the type of car you have, together with your postcode to find its location, so that we can offer you the best deal for your car in your local area.

When we give you a free instant quote, this will be based on some assumptions about your car. If we believe that your car could be worth more, we'll also ask you a few questions about your car, so that we can provide a quote based on what you tell us. There's no obligation and if you're not quite ready, your quote will be valid for seven days, giving you time to think it over.

Step 2: Choose Collection or Drop Off

With CarTakeBack, you'll be able to choose between dropping your car off or having your car collected, whichever is easiest for you. If you drop your car off, there's no need to make an appointment, just arrive during your local CarTakeBack branch's opening hours. If you choose collection we'll get in touch with you to arrange collection at a time that's best for you.

Find out more about dropping your car off and having your car collected.

Step 3: Sell Your Car

If your car is ready to be recycled, it will be done so in line with the law at a licensed scrap car recycling centre. We'll even sort out all the legal paperwork.

If your car is recycled you'll be sent a DVLA Certificate of Destruction as proof that your car is no longer on the road. And if you sell your car for parts or to be returned to the road, CarTakeBack will help you to get the DVLA paperwork right by ensuring that your registration certificate (V5C - the log book) is correctly filled out and that you're no longer responsible for it. It's important to do this by the book when you sell your car, so that you avoid an £80 fine. Find out more about the paperwork.

The CarTakeBack Customer Services Team is on hand to look after you when you sell your car with us, so there's no hassle.

You'll usually be paid by cheque or electronic transfer. In some cases, you may be able to get cash for your old car. Find out more about getting paid.

It's as easy as that! Get your free instant quote to start selling your car with CarTakeBack today.

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