Why sell your car with AutoTrader?
Your car, your choice.
Find out the best way for you to sell your car.
Explore the advantages of selling to a dealer!
No wait time, sell today!
Selling to a dealer saves you time and hassle, making selling your vehicle a breeze.
Skip Your Loan Payment
Why wait to sell when you can say bye-bye to your loan payments today!
Wholesale price is what dealerships pay when they buy a car as is.
Dealers need to recondition every used vehicle before selling it, costing them between $1,000 and $5,000*
The Reconditioning Process
*Reconditioning cost varies based on vehicle condition, year, make & model.
Repair mechanical issues
Ensuring vehicle safety
With an AutoTrader partnered dealer, you could sell your car in:
Compared to selling privately that will take an average of 30 days, depreciating your value.
Provide us with your information
Answer a few questions for us so we can provide you with an estimate
Get your coupon
Get your coupon that will tell you the value of your car
Contact a trusted dealer
Contact dealers near you to get an in person appraisal
Gather important documents
We will provide you with a list of documents you will need when visiting the dealership
Visit the dealership and redeem you offer!
Consider the benefits of selling privately!
Free to list
You can post an ad for free to our marketplace, with the option of upgrading your listing to promote it.
Reach the largest audience
As the largest marketplace in Canada, your ad will reach millions of users to potentially inquire about your car.
Retail price is when you sell directly to a consumer.
When selling privately, you control the price at which you’d like to sell your vehicle which is based on the marketplace average. Visit AutoTrader’s Marketplace to explore similar vehicles.
With AutoTrader Marketplace, you could sell your car in:
Compared to selling to a dealer that will take an average of 3 days.
Take photos of your car
Provide clear interior and exterior photos of your car in good lighting.
Determine Make Model Trim
Have the year, make, model, and trim of your car ready before you begin.
Determine a price for your car
Find the average market value of your car to sell privately.
Add your car details
Include customizations, condition of the vehicle or any other special notes of interest.
List your ad and start managing your leads!
This is a great way to add value to your vehicle. Make sure to mention any winter tires, roof racks, or other accessories you've added to your vehicle.
This is subjective and comes down to personal preference, but neutral colours like white, silver, and black are the most popular. A limited-edition colour might also add value.
Providing the full service history gives great peace of mind to a possible buyer.
A potential buyer will view damage or needed repairs as extra costs they will have to deal with after the purchase.
Wear and tear is normal, but if anything is in urgent need of being replaced, a potential buyer will see this as an added expense.
If large-scale repairs are needed, a potential buyer will see this as an additional cost.
Knowing the history of a car can be important, and if a car had many previous owners, this might be a red flag for a potential buyer.
A potential buyer will want to know that the car has been properly taken care of. Gaps in service history might be questioned.
Sell Privately on the Largest Marketplace in Canada
Within a few steps you could post an ad so private buyers can start inquring about your car.
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Our dedicated support team is here to answer any questions you might have during your car selling experience.