Selling made easy
Take the hassle out of private car sales
Value and history report
E-sign the bill of sale
How it works
- Buyer & seller ID verification
- Offer accept/reject/counter
- Verified buyer funds
- E-sign the bill of sale
- PrivateAuto Pay
- Instant money transfer P2P
- Available 24/7/365
- No commission or transaction fees
*Disclaimer: Account services are provided by US Alliance Financial, a licensed and insured banking institution. PrivateAuto does not facilitate or handle any funds throughout the transasction. All funds in custody of US Alliance. Buyer financing may require additional fees.
Steps for Selling Your Used Car on PrivateAuto
1. Gather necessary documentation
2. Register on PrivateAuto and get verified
3. List your car
4. Set your terms
5. Vet incoming offers
6. Choose a buyer
7. Schedule a test drive
8. E-sign documents
9. Get paid, instantaneously
10. Transfer title
11. Cancel Insurance
Where is the Best Place to Sell My Car?
Sell to an online dealer
Such as Carvana or CarMax
Such as CarGurus, Cars.com, or AutoTrader
such as CarsAndBids, BringATrailer, or eBay Motors
Private Sale vs Selling to a Dealership
Private sellers often get a better price for their used vehicles, since dealerships need to buy low and sell high to make a profit.
In almost all cases, you’re likely to get more money for your car if you sell it yourself versus trading it in or selling to a dealership.
Worried about the amount of time and effort it might take to sell your car privately? That's what PrivateAuto's self-service application is for! We take the work out of private car sales.
PrivateAuto vs Online Dealers
PrivateAuto vs Local Classifieds
Advantages of Classifieds Marketplaces
Disadvantages of Classifieds
PrivateAuto vs Other Automotive Marketplaces
PrivateAuto vs Automotive Auction Sites
The Best Place to Sell Your Used Car Online
How to Sell My Used Car in Each State?
• Whether to leave license plates on the car or remove them
• Whether a bill of sale is required or not
• Whether an inspection is required or not
That’s why we’ve created a specific guide to selling your car in each state. Click on your state below to learn more.
Where Can I Sell My Car for the Most Money?
Sell Directly to Private Car Buyers
These intermediaries need to make a spread on every vehicle, so they have an incentive to pay as little as possible for your used vehicle, and to sell it for as much as possible to the buyer.
By selling directly to the person shopping for a new car, you can ask more for your vehicle than a broker or dealer would generally be willing to pay.
Use Direct-to-Buyer Marketplaces
• eBay Motors
The Most Secure and Convenient Direct-to-Buyer Solution
Where Can I Sell My Car for Cash Today?
Steer clear of auction-style sites and choose classifieds or marketplace sites that allow you to sell same-day, directly to buyers.
Fortunately, PrivateAuto lets you manage multiple listings through the PrivateAuto app.
You may also consider listing it for less than full market value to get offers pouring in.
Interested in buying a used car? Browse used cars for sale!
FAQ on Selling Used Cars
What is the best way to sell a car for cash?
If you want ultimate convenience, safety, and security for selling your used car, PrivateAuto offers an end-to-end marketplace with integrated banking for instant transactions any time.