Selling Your Car Online

So you want to try selling your car online?

A few questions might be going through your head like what site to use, is there a fee to post, or how far can I sell my car to.

Here are some tips to selling your car online:

Local or National?

If you want to sell locally, you can use sites like Craiglist or eBay Motors. “For Sale By Owner” is available within your specified radius and it is free to use. eBay Motors allows you to sell locally, nationally, and at times internationally. With eBay motors, you sell via an auction format or can list your car at a fixed price.

Creating Your Advertisement 

When creating an ad for your car, you got to make sure you make it look the price it is worth for potential buyers.

  • Wash and detail the exterior of your car as well as detailing the interior. When potential buyers look at cars, they want to see a car that looks shiny and bright. 
  • Choose a “location” that has a plain background. Don’t choose something with a “busy” background.
  • Photos should include multiple (and good quality) angles of your car, inside and outside. Include the trunk, the interior (dash, seats, floors, steering wheel, radio, etc, and under the hood. Close up of tires and wheels should be included as well. Show that you aren’t trying to hide anything from potential buyers.
  • Highlight features that make your car stand out from the rest. Does it have a sunroof, tech upgrades, or anything else that can increase its value?
  • Be descriptive in your car’s mileage and current condition. Does it have a history of accidents? Any recent repairs or modifications? Include past owners if any. Try including any information that can answer a potential buyer’s question so you don’t have to constantly be called or emailed.
  • AVOID creating long ads (keep it less than 1,000 words) and any grammar errors. Also stay away from any crazy phrases like  “Like Brand New!” or “Fully Loaded Ride”.

Contact From A Potential Buyer   

When a potential buyers contacts you, try to respond within a 24 to 48-hour zone. Be sure to gather their name and contact information to check if they are the real deal. Be honest about your car and provide key selling points on why they should buy it. If the potential buyer lives locally, ask if they would like to see the car in person and if they would like to test drive it. However, if someone seems sketchy, be cautious when letting them test drive your car.


Be sure to go through the necessary paperwork when transferring your title to the new buyer and any other additional transfers.

Now that you have your car up for sale, you may be wanting to lease a cheap car for your leisure driving once your car is officially sold. Any other vehicles you have your eye on? has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years.

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Exiting Your Car Lease Properly

So you have been with your leased car for a long while and the time has come.

Around the 45 to 60-day mark, before your car lease ends, it is the time to decide what you want to do with your leased car. If you are unsure of what to do at the end of a car lease, here are five options available.

  1. Return your leased car to lessor: You have the option to return your leased car to the lending company and end your lease officially and taking the car off your hands.
  2. Buy-Out-Car: Do you really like the car you leased and want to buy it to have forever? Well, you can. When you buy-out your car, it will cost you the “residual” amount, the value set in the lease.
  3. Extending Lease: Do you need a couple more days or months with your leased car until you have another vehicle to use? You may extend the lease for a limited amount of time for the same monthly rate (typically).
  4. Re-Leasing: So you want to keep the same car but don’t want to buy it or figure out how to extend your lease. You can re-lease the car, but as a used-car lease instead. You can possibly get a better deal this way!
  5. Stay With Company: Throughout the duration of your lease, you really have enjoyed how the company has handled your lease. At the end of your lease, you want to lease again, but you want a different car. You can trade in the car you leased and get a new lease and a new car.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be stuck in your lease. is the largest online lease marketplace and they have what you’re looking for. Functioning as a sort of matchmaking service for cars, helps individuals get more car at an affordable price.

The online marketplace has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease exit, contact at 866-SWAPNOW.