What to Know Before Selling Your Car

Fancy an upgrade, have a family that has outgrown your car, or want to switch to an electric model?

Regardless of your reason for wanting to sell your car, Donnelly Group can make the process hassle-free, quick, and convenient.

Whether it’s a part-exchange or an outright sale, here are some things to be aware of before selling.

1. Find a reputable buyer

Selling your car privately can feel like a minefield and you may have concerns about selling your vehicle through a third-party website.

At Donnelly Group, we will guide you through each step of the process, and as the largest family-owned motor retailer in Northern Ireland, you will have peace of mind knowing you’re doing business with a reputable company.

2. Make sure you get a fair quote

Knowing what your car is worth and how much you can expect to receive for it is tricky.

Luckily, our specialist valuation team offers outstanding value and treats all Donnelly Group customers with the highest standard of customer service, so you will be content knowing you are getting a fair price from a local business.

3. How quickly do you want to sell?

Avoid the stress of looking for interested buyers and organising test drives.

At Donnelly Group, we buy all makes and models, and to make the process even easier, we offer online quotations too.

Simply submit your details on our website and receive a quote within the hour. If you can’t make it to one of our showrooms, our valuation experts can meet you at a convenient location to begin the process.

Once everything is finalised, you will receive payment within 24 hours, so you are guaranteed a quick and hassle-free sale with little effort on your end.

4. Do you have outstanding finance on your vehicle?

Don’t worry if your car has outstanding finance, we buy those vehicles too!

The friendly team at Donnelly Group can help you with the settlement process – simply bring your settlement figure and paperwork along with you, and we’ll take care of the rest.

5. Have the correct documents ready

In order for us to complete the sale, we will need to see your V5 form, which proves you are the registered owner of the vehicle, and your green slip.

If you have lost your V5 form, you can easily request a replacement online.

6. Notify the DVLA

Once the sale has gone through, don’t forget to let the DVLA know. If you do not do this, any vehicle tax refund you’re owed might be affected.

For a quick and easy sale, visit one of our nine showrooms conveniently located across Northern Ireland, or visit our website to get a quote online today.