sell my car faq

When it’s time to sell your car, we are committed to offering our customers the best possible service experience. For a quick and “AS IS” condition, hassle-free sale and cash payment, sell your used car to us!

What documentation is required to sell my vehicle to you?
A copy of your vehicle registration and picture ID

How long does the selling process usually take?
Approximately 20-30 minutes from start to finish

How long does the selling process usually take IF IT’S A SCRAP CAR?
Approximately 5-10 minutes from start to finish

Why didn’t I receive an offer reply email?

Please check the junk/spam box of your email account.

Do i need a safety inspection and a roadworthy certificate to sell my car?

No, we will buy your car in “AS IS” condition, no safety test required.

Do you really pay CASH?
Yes, unless the purchase price is a very large amount, in which case we pay by bank draft, certified cheque, wire transfer, e-transfer or cash at any NSW location – your choice!

Can you buy my car TODAY?
Yes, provided we are not fully booked. Initial customer inquiry to completed transaction is often no more than a couple of hours.

Can you buy my USED car TODAY?
Yes, initial customer inquiry to completed transaction is often no more than a couple of hours.

I owe money on my vehicle, can you still buy it?
Yes, provided the value of the vehicle is more than the outstanding loan amount. In this instance we pay the lender, receive a Letter of Release from them and then pay you the difference between the loan amount and the price we have agreed to purchase your vehicle for.

Do you buy CARS only?
Absolutely not, we also buy Utes, SUV’s, vans – even trucks and boats!

Do you buy scrap vehicles?
YES – check out scrap car buyers in Sydney.

Do you buy vehicles with body damage or in need of mechanical repairs?
YES – check out cash for cars Sydney.

Our car has a dead battery and a flat tire (etc.) Do we need to get it running 1st before you will look at it?
No, if we are interested in buying your vehicle, we will take care of those details for you.

We are moving and need the use of our vehicle until the day before we leave, can you accommodate us?
Yes – we have come out prior to many of our customers moving days, to make a firm cash offer and schedule a pick up date of their vehicle before the big day. They are always thrilled when we show up precisely as agreed with the amount offered!

How much do Sell Car Direct Pay?

The condition of your vehicle, market demand, mileage, options, and color will determine the value, but rest assured NOBODY pays more than Sell Car Direct for used vehicles.

Will you buy my car if it’s been in an accident?


Can I sell a car on behalf of a family member or friend?

Yes, but if you are selling on behalf of a relative or friend then we may require a letter of authorization from the owner.

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