A little homework before you sell will help you get the best price for your car, and make the process run smoothly. Take a look at our tips on selling your car.
Does the car have a current Warrant of Fitness?
Are there any noticeable dents, rust or bumps on the car or any problems you’ve found when driving the car?
Give your buyers confidence by showing that an independent expert has assessed the vehicle.
You can get a VTNZ Basic or Comprehensive Pre-Purchase Assessment on the vehicle depending on your needs. Both assessments include a digital report that you can share with your buyers, plus a certificate and sticker that you can put on your car.
You can call 0800 88 88 69
To work out a fair asking price, you can either do your own research on websites like Trade Me and see what similar cars are being sold for, or get a professional valuation of the car. Redbook.co.nz offer this from just $17.
There’s also usually a local area in your town or city where ‘for sale’ cars are parked up on the side of the road for people to view.
You also have the option of trading it in if you’re thinking of buying a new vehicle from a car dealer. This can take out a lot of hassle but you may not get as good a price as selling privately.
When selling your car online, you will be asked to cover these features off:
This is where you tell your potential customers anything extra about the vehicle, for example:
There are two key items you need to have ready to complete the sale.
It’s a good idea to have this handy should the buyer want confirmation that you’re the official owner of the vehicle. Some buyers may ask to see this before committing to buying your car.
Change of ownership forms can be completed by both the buyer (MR13C) and seller (MR13B) at your local VTNZ branch.
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