If you have a working van that’s getting on in years and has several thousand miles on the clock, it’s probably time to hock it and get a new one.

Steps towards selling your working van

Even if you want to make a quick sale, there are some things that need to be on your to-do list before you get around to it. Firstly, you need to ensure that all the documents of your vehicle are in order. Nobody wants to buy a vehicle with missing papers, simply because it might be stolen. You need to ensure that you have a complete set of all your DVLA documents, your service history, maintenance records and MOT certificates before you decide to sell.

You might be able to get a better price if your van is properly cleaned up. You might also want to touch up any scratches on the paintwork, as well as ensure that you completed all the basic checks like tyre pressure, oil levels, etc.

Deciding the mode of sale

You could sell your van to a reputed dealer or try to sell it privately. If you decide to take the latter route, there are certain things you need to do to ensure that you stay safe. Potential buyers will want to inspect and probably take a test drive. You need to ascertain that anyone test driving your vehicle is appropriately insured, in the event of an unforeseen incident.

Remember there are plenty of rogues out there and you must be physically present inside when someone is test driving it. You must also remember never to hand over the keys to a stranger until you’re in the vehicle along with them. It may be worthwhile to have a friend accompany you on the drive. One thing to bear in mind is that a private sale usually takes time and you will need to invest a good bit of your own time showing the vehicle to interested parties before you find the right buyer for your van.

Sell to a reputed dealer

There is another way though. Selling your van to a reputed dealer can save you a lot of time and effort. We Buy Broken Vans (WBBV) is a highly reputed and reliable used van dealer in the UK. Their buying process usually takes up to 72 hours, starting from the time when you initiate contact. Simply call (0121) 285 9859 and their team will conduct the entire sale smoothly. Once someone from their side has inspected your vehicle, you will receive a very competitive quote. WBBV will pay into your bank account and collect for free from any UK location, once you’ve accepted their offer. The entire sale can be completed within 72 hours and then, you’ll be laughing all the way to your bank.

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