Sell my car home collection: who will collect your motor?
We compare the likes of Arnold Clark, Motorway, Webuyanycar and more to see who offers home collection and who requires drop-off.
If you’re looking to sell your car online, getting the best price is obviously going to be your main concern.
Having said that, it’s also worth factoring in how easy it will be to actually hand your car over once you’ve agreed on a sale price.
That’s because some car-buying sites offer free home collection, others charge a fee for doing so and some will make you drive to them and drop it off.
Sell my car home collection: how car-buying sites compare
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While home collection might not be a big deal if you happen to live near a drop-off point, it’s worth pointing out that some companies only have a handful of drop-off sites across the entire UK, so you could be in for a fair old journey.
And remember, none of these companies will drive you back afterward, meaning you’ll have to make your own way home.
If home collection is really important to you, it’s worth knowing up front which sites are suitable before you start shopping around for quotes.
So let’s take a look at who offers free home collection, who charges for the service and who requires you to drop your car off at one of their centres.
Here’s a little more info about how the process works at each car-buying site.
Motorway home collection: free
One of the nice things about selling your car to Motorway is that they’ll collect your car free of charge at a time and place of your choosing.
Be aware that you can’t just leave the keys in the car and head out: you (or an appointed person) will need to be present for the collection to hand over your logbook, MOT certificate and any other relevant documents.
You’ll also need to have your photo ID to hand and a few other bits and bobs, which you can learn more about on this page of the Motorway website.
They’ll also need to take the car out on a test drive.
Webuyanycar home collection: not available. Drop-off required
Selling to Webuyanycar? You’ll need to drop your motor off at one of their 500+ UK branches (find your nearest one using this store locator).
As we mentioned earlier, you’ll need to make your own plans to get home, so it might be worth asking someone to pick you up or checking for nearby public transport if you don’t fancy a costly taxi ride home.
Wewantanycar home collection: free
Wewantanycar will collect your car from your home or location of choice.
Better still, because their process requires you to sort everything beforehand, you don’t even need to be there for the pickup.
Carwow home collection: free
Carwow do offer free home collection of your car, however, you’ll need to be there at the time as they’ll want to carry out an inspection.
Arnold Clark home collection: not available. Drop-off required
If you sell your car through Arnold Clark, you’ll need to drop your car off at one of its 200+ dealerships across England and Scotland.
Find your nearest dealership using this branch locator.
Evans Halshaw home collection: not available. Drop-off required
Evans Halshaw doesn’t offer home collection.
That means so you’ll need to drop your car off at one of its eighty locations. Find your nearest Evans Halshaw branch here.
Cazoo home collection: £149+ fee or free drop-off
Once you’ve agreed to sell your car to Cazoo, you have two options: either pay at least £149 to have them collect it from your home, or drop it off at one of its branches for free.
On the drop-offs, it’s worth stressing they only have a handful of branches across England and Wales (find your nearest one here) so it’s not going to be a practical option for everyone.
Money4yourmotors home collection: free
Finally, Money4yourmotors offer free collection from your home or preferred location.
However, if you want rid of the car quickly this might not be the best option.
As we explain in our Money4yourmotors review, collection can take up to 14 days.