Selling a Damaged Car

Sep 16, 2020

Selling Damaged Cars 

You’ve found yourself in an unlucky position of having to sell your damaged car. But you have no idea how. You’ve trawled the internet and found hundreds of posts offering ‘truly amazing prices’. You’re confused. You’ve had an ‘expert’ quote but on collection, they’ve found ‘mysterious’ faults and tried to chip you down on the price. Now you’re frustrated.

Selling your damaged car CAN be simple and hassle-free. CarConverter can simplify the process for you.

First, let’s look at a few questions that might be niggling away.

Should I sell my damaged car or repair it? 

Repair work that’s going to cost an arm and a leg isn’t always the most economical option. If you have an older car, it’s value may be next to nothing. Calculate the costs of repair vs the actual value of the car and then think about whether the repairs are worth it.

Damaged Car

Should I sell my damaged car to a garage or a damaged car buyer?

Dealing with garages can sometimes be frustrating. You may have gone through this process already and walked away. Did they try to chip away at the price as they discover ‘mysterious’ issues with the car? Chipping is often used in a bargaining process if you’re looking to purchase another of their vehicles. Keep it simple. Walk away with the cash from a damaged car buyer and then go shopping.

What is the difference between damaged and broken cars?

Here’s a rundown of categories.

  • Category A (Scrap) – cars that are not suitable for repair. No part of the car can be used for salvage and the car must be scrapped.
  • Category B (Break) – cars that are not suitable for repair. Parts of the car can be used.
  • Category S (Structural) – cars that have received structure frame or chassis damage.The insurer/owner has chosen not to repair the car and it can be salvaged.
  • Category N (Non-Structural) – cars that have no structural damage. The insurer/owner has decided not to repair the car.

What Do I Do Now to Sell my Damaged Car? 

Simple. CarConverter will walk you through the process as easily as this.

  1. Details – fill in the online form.
  2. Quote – you’ll receive a quote with no hidden costs and no obligation to commit.
  3. Confirm – give us the go-ahead and we’ll arrange the collection free of charge.
  4. Payment – money will go straight into your account on the day of collection.
  5. Admin – let the DVLA know you are no longer responsible for the car and don’t forget to reclaim any overpayments on your road tax.