How do things work at WeBuyCarsToday.co.uk?

Selling your car in the traditional way, where you put up fliers at different locations and ads in the classified section can be pretty hectic and unsatisfying. Some people will just come around to “take a look,” perhaps they won’t offer you what your car is worth, and maybe they will just waste your time.

However, with We Buy Cars Today, you can get a hassle-free sale with guaranteed money in your bank account. There are three simple steps to selling your car at WeBuyCarsToday.co.uk.

  1. Enter your car’s registration number on the free valuation tool on our website. The tool will generate an accurate and fair price value for your vehicle
  2. Next, set up an appointment for collection at any location you prefer
  3. Complete the same, collect your cash and WeBuyCarsToday will pick up your car from any location without any additional charges

The website cannot find my vehicle?

We have information about vehicles that are manufactured since 1982. If you are unable to find your car on our website that’s mainly because of the following reasons:

  • Your car is not of UK origin (it’s imported)
  • It’s a commercial vehicle
  • Your car is more than 25 years old

If you can’t get an evaluation of your car from our website, kindly contact us or fill out a manual valuation form on our website and one of our representatives will contact you.


My car is a non-runner, will you still purchase it?

Unfortunately, we do not currently purchase cars which do not run and drive safely. The vehicle must also have a valid MOT. 


If my car is an imported one, will you still purchase it?

Yes, definitely. With imported vehicles, we will not be able to conduct an accurate evaluation on our website. However, you can get in touch with us at 0207 183 2311 to arrange a more precise quotation through a representative.


Do you purchase cars that are registered outside British Mainland?

Presently, we only purchase cars that are registered in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. 

 


Is it possible to sell a car on behalf of a family member or friend?

Yes you can, but you will need the following things:

  • Their original ID, a driving licence or passport
  • Their bank card (for payment details)
  • A signed letter of authorization from the owner of the car
  • Their credentials will also need to match the ones that are on the V5 document.

A family member has died, am I allowed to sell their car?

Yes, if you are legally responsible for their property. You would need to apply for a Probate Certificate which is stamped by the court. If there was a will or a Grand of Letter of Administration which is supposed to be stamped by the court if there was no will.
These are the legal documents which assure that you are the executor and have the right to dispose of the deceased’s possessions. Along with either of these papers, we will also need to see the death certificate, the V5 document for the car and also the ID to prove that you are the person responsible for the property.
There may be extenuating circumstances due to which you cannot produce some or all of the documents above. If this is the case, please call us on 0207 183 2311 as this matter may be easily resolved by a visit from our representative.


Is it possible to sell a vehicle on behalf of a company?

Yes you can, but you will need the following things:

  • Their original ID, a driving licence or passport
  • Their bank card (for payment details)
  • A signed letter of authorization from the owner of the car
  • Their details will also need to match the ones that are on the V5 document.

My car has private registration number. Will you still purchase it?

Yes, we will. If perhaps you want to keep your plates. If this is the case, you need to get in touch with the DLVA to transfer your registration to a different car or onto a retention certificate. This should be sorted out before the handover of the vehicle to us. On the other hand, you can decide to leave the private plate on the car if you do not want it back.


My car is a non-runner will you buy it?

No.


My car is written off will you buy it?

 Yes


My car is damaged will you buy it?

 Yes


My car is an import / LHD will you buy it?

No. We are only able to purchase your vehicle if you are the registered owner and you have been so for at least 3 months. 


My car has a private registration, will you buy it?

Yes


My car is an insurance write-off, will you buy it?

Yes, your valuation on the day may be affected


Do you purchase from the Motor Trade?

No. We are only able to purchase your vehicle if you are the registered owner and you have been so for at least 3 months.


Do you buy vans?

 Yes


I want a scrap car removed for free, do you offer this service?

Yes, we may even be able to make you a cash offer for the car.


Will you collect my car?

 Yes we will collect your car from any address you would prefer.


How is my quote price calculated?

The price we quote is calculated by the make, model and mileage of your vehicle.


Why is my value subject to inspection?

We have to inspect every vehicle ourselves, to make sure that it is in the condition that you have described and that it meets our terms and conditions.


Why do you need my email address and phone number?

We need your email address and phone number to send you relevant information about your appointment. We also may need to contact you regarding the meeting or if we are unable to locate you and your vehicle during collection.


What do I need when selling my car?

The minimum documents we require are:

  • V5 logbook
  • 1 form of photo ID
  • 1 proof of address

The addresses on all 3 papers must match. It is preferred and will help the value of your vehicle if you can supply any documentation, receipts and service history you may also hold for your car.


How will I be paid?

 You will be via immediate bank transfer when the driver is on site with you.


How long will payment take?

 The payment is instant.


Can I sell a car on behalf of a family member or friend?

Yes, you can. We require both, the ID of the person you are selling it for, and the ID of the seller (their original ID, a driving licence or passport). We will need, a signed letter of authorization from the owner of the car and their bank card (for payment details). We will also require V5 logbook and a proof of address for the owner of the car. Their details will also need to match the ones that are on the V5 document.


Can I sell a deceased relatives car?

 Yes you can. We need to see a death certificate and the ID of whoever is selling the vehicle


Can I sell a car on behalf of a company?

 Yes you can. We would need to see proof which allows you to sell the vehicle and see proof of the sellers ID.