You are in the right place if you’ve been searching for a detailed step-by-step guide on how to sell your car on Cars45.
The process is simple and you can have your full cash in your account before you say “Jack Robinson”.
1. Get the online valuation for your car:
The first step is to visit Car45’s website, go to the car valuation tool and input the details of the car. The details you need are: the car brand, model, transmission type, year and your email address. Click on “Value my car”. The price range the company will pay for your car will be displayed e.g. The 2012 Toyota Camry in the picture below was valued between ₦2,400,000 and ₦4,200,000. Note: The quoted price is usually valid from 7 days only and a more accurate price will be communicated to you after inspection.
2. Book and appointment:
This step won’t take you more than a minute. The appointment form appears immediately after you’ve valued your car. Select your city, pick an inspection center, choose your preferred inspection date and time and complete the rest of the form. You will receive an email confirmation immediately you confirm your booking.
3. Take your car for inspection:
The first things you need to present at the inspection center are your valid ID card and the vehicle papers to verify the car is actually yours. After which, the detailed inspection will commence. They check the car for everything ranging from structural damage and previous repairs to electrical problems and air conditioning effectiveness. They also take the car on a test drive to check the engine status, transmission and suspension.
As the physical inspection is going on at the inspection center, the head office carries out a background check on the vehicle’s document at the same time. They may even give you a call if needed. So don’t be surprised if you get a call from an unknown number.
The inspection centers are open Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm.
The entire inspection and feedback process can be as quick as 30 minutes or longer than 2 hours. There is also room for you to drop your car off and they’ll you with a feedback.
4. Sell your car on Cars45 or bail out:
Immediately after the inspection, they post your car on their online auction platform for buyers to bid on it. This usually enables them ascertain the best offer to present to you. Now, it’s time for the much-awaited offer you’ve been waiting for. Then the Center Manager pops the figure, which is left for you to accept, reject or negotiate.
You can proceed to the final step if you accept their offer or bail with your car if you reject it. There is also room for you to negotiate as they might put it in for auction again or even talk to some offline buyers who may pay a little more.
5. Receive your payment:
It’s time for “Alert” the main reason that brought you here in the first place. Once you conclude and you’ve agreed to sell your car, you need to drop all the original vehicle documents, custom papers and spare key.
After that, they’ll pay you 70% of the agreed amount in few hours then they go verity the authenticity of your custom import papers. The verification may take a day or 2. Note, you will only receive 15% out of the 30% balance if your custom import papers are not genuine.
Case closed and bye-bye to Cars45 and don’t forget to send me my cut.
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