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Sell my car

We guarantee the
best price.

To get an instant online valuation for your car, all you need is your registration and mileage. Relax, it's easy.

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We'll beat any appraised quote by £100. Terms and conditions apply.

We’re now buying cars at all of our branches by appointment only.

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How to sell your car

  1. Phone icon with registration input Type in your car’s registration plate and mileage for an instant online valuation.
  2. Calculator icon Tell us a little more about your car to generate a more accurate online price.
  3. Calendar icon Book an appointment at your nearest branch.
  4. Clipboard icon One of our friendly experts will check your car to make sure its condition matches the information you’ve given us.
  5. Piggy bank icon If you accept the offer on your car, we’ll process the relevant paperwork and pay the money into your bank account. Easy!

We guarantee the best price for your car

Price match

Already got a quote for your car? We’ll beat it by £100. Terms and conditions apply.

No hidden admin fees

Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t charge a transaction or admin fee.

Transparent pricing

The valuation we offer online and the appraisal price you’ll get is closer than our competitors, as long as the information you supply is correct. On average, our appraised price is only 3% lower than the price offered online.

How much will I get for my car?

Your valuation depends on the information you tell us about your car. When you type in your registration and mileage, you’ll get an instant guideline valuation.

Or you can tell us more about your car’s overall condition, which will give you a more accurate online price. Our friendly experts will then check it over in the branch and if everything matches, we’ll make you an offer.

Why should I sell my car to Arnold Clark?

As the UK’s largest independently owned car retailer, we’ve been buying and selling cars since 1954, so you can be sure we have the experience and expertise to offer a fair and accurate valuation for your car. And the great thing is, you can use this service even if you’re not planning to buy a car from us. You can use our valuation tool online before you book an appointment at one of our branches.

If you want to buy, though, you can also choose to part-exchange your old car. Search the site for your perfect car and customise your finance quote online to suit your budget. You can then choose to deduct the valuation for your current car from your deal.


Is there a transaction fee?

No, unlike some of our competitors, we won’t charge you any transaction or admin fees when you choose to sell us your car.

What paperwork do I need?

You’ll need to bring the following:

  • V5 document*
  • Photo ID (driving licence or passport)
  • Proof of address within the last six months
  • All sets of keys
  • Your car’s handbook
  • Locking wheel nut
  • Service / MOT handbook

*If you have owned the car for less than 6 months we will require a main dealer VAT invoice as proof of purchase. Any backdated ownership will also require this supporting documentation

I have a private registration plate – will you buy my car?

Yes, we are the only car-buying service that will buy your car on the day and then allow you to process the retention. We have access to the new DVLA portal, which will retain the plate at the point of purchase. All we ask is that you pay a retention fee (£80 for ten years) and a £250 deposit, which will be refunded when the V5C (logbook) is returned to us. Both of these can be paid via either debit or credit card.

How do I claim back the remaining months on my road tax?

If a refund is due, it will be sent to you automatically by the DVLA when we transfer ownership of the vehicle.

Will I get a fast payment?

Yes, we pay the final balance by electronic transfer to the bank account of the registered keeper within three business days.

How do I sort out the outstanding finance I have against my car?

We will pay any settlement figure to a third party within ten business days and any final balance due to you in three business days, after the settlement figure has been paid into the bank account of the registered keeper.

I think I might owe more on finance than the car is worth. What happens then?

If this is the case, we can still buy your car. You’ll need to pay the difference between the value of the car and the settlement figure by debit or credit card.