Sell your car yourself
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Here's how to sell your car online with CarGurus
Find out what your car is worth
Provide us key details about your car like mileage, exterior condition, & vehicle identification number(VIN). Don't have your VIN handy? Typically, we can look it up using your license plate.
Get relevant documents together
Gather all relevant paperwork, head to the car wash, and take some photos of your car. This helpful article can help you learn the ins and outs of selling a car online.
Set your price and write a description
Be detailed! Describe any special features or aftermarket options. Be honest. Clearly show your odometer reading and highlight any dents or dings.
Set up a test drive with potential buyers
Pick a time and place and let shoppers take your car for a spin. Make a copy of your potential buyer's driver's license before they hit the road.
Checkout with CarGurus Pay
We'll help you with paperwork (including the bill of sale), provide secure transfer of funds, and clear up any existing car loans. Plus, you'll get up to $75k in purchase protection.
Tips & Advice
Dealership vs Private Seller and Why Cars for Sale by Owner Cost Less
A person selling their car privately typically asks for a lower price than what you'll see from a dealership selling the same car. Here's why.
How To Make the Most Money Selling a Car Privately
You can make more money selling a car yourself than you would trading it in. Here are five tips to ensure you make the most money possible!