Sell my damaged car UK

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our process

How it works

Get a valuation

You can get your car valued online within 30 seconds, by entering your registration number. Then, all you need to do is ensure you inform us of any damage your car has so your account manager can take this into consideration and make your quote 100% accurate.

Independent vehicle check

Once you are ready to sell your vehicle, we will book you an appointment for inspection and collection, which is carried out by an impartial third party. The appointment can take place at your preferred location, whether this is at home or by your workplace. This is completely free of charge.

Instant bank transfer

To give you complete peace of mind, we will transfer you the payment for your vehicle immediately after the inspection is completed. The driver will wait for the payment to reach your bank before taking your car away.

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Why sell your damaged car through Exchange My Car?

You save time

You no longer need to take your car to multiple dealerships or enter your details in dozens of websites to valuations. By partnering with multiple car buyers, we are able to secure the most competitive valuation for your vehicle. You also won’t need to wait for bids or viewings, we can help you sell in as little as 24 hours.

No hidden fees

By matching you with an already verified dealer who’s ready to purchase your vehicle for the price it has been valued at, you won’t need to set up any costly adverts or pay any fees. Our services are completely free of charge. However, to secure your appointment, we ask for a holding fee of £49.99, which is refunded to you on the same day, after the sale of your vehicle.

It’s hassle free

We allocate you a dedicated account manager to assist you throughout the entire process, from selecting the most suitable buyer, to organising your appointment, keeping you on the loop, and ensuring you get paid quickly. This way, you can have a seamless experience from the comfort of your home.

Enter your REG to find out how much your car is worth

In only 30 seconds you can get a car valuation and be allocated an account manager who will be at your disposal to assist you with the sale of your vehicle.

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How to get an accurate valuation for your damaged car

At Exchange My Car, we want you to know exactly how much your car is worth from the offset, so that you can attend your appointment with the certainty that you will be paid what you have been quoted. Here's how you can do this:

We will ask you about any mechanical or cosmetic issues before booking your appointment.

We will connect with you on WhatsApp so you can send us photos of your vehicle and the damage (if applicable).

When sending photos of damage, it's always good to have an object next to it (eg. a coin, a pen, or a ruler) to give your account manager an idea of measurements.

Let your account manager know about the service history of your vehicle.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Below, we have compiled a list of the questions we get asked the most.
How does it work at Exchange My Car?

It’s simple, we are a platform that you can use to sell your car instantly, part exchange or buy & finance a car.

Our Smart System compares quotes from thousands of car dealers and buyers and matches you with a reputable dealer who is willing to quote the highest part exchange value for your car, and sells the new vehicle you want. The best part is that our part exchange service is completely free!

We do not charge you any fees for helping you buy a car, arranging your part exchange, brokering finance deals such as Hire Purchase or Conditional Sale agreements.

If you choose to only sell your car through us, a fully refundable fee of £49.99 will be charged. Please note this fee is refunded to you at the point of you receiving payment for your vehicle. The fee is not refundable should you fail to attend the appointment, fail to disclose issues or problems with the vehicle or if you choose to cancel the sale less than 48 hours prior to the appointment.

No, we connect our customers with reputable dealers who have agreed to our Smart Standards and stock the car that our customer wants.

Your quote is valid for 7 days.

What is part exchange?

To part exchange cars, is when you trade in your car for another, by offsetting the value of the original car against the price of the new one. If the new car you’re going for has a lower value than the car you are trading in, the dealer will pay you back the remaining balance.

To find out the part exchange value of your car, simply submit your REG number below:


We offer your car to a panel of approved dealers and find out who is willing to quote the best price for your car.

Yes you can. We will just need to know how much is outstanding with confirmation from your finance company and the dealer that buys your car will pay this off and pay you the remaining balance.

Yes you can, we have a panel of approved dealers who will take a car of higher value and sell you a car of lower value and pay the remaining balance back to you.

You will need your V5 logbook in your name at your current address, current MoT certificate, all history and bills you have available, handbooks and a copy of a utility bill in your name dated within the last three months.

How do I receive the payment for the sale of my car?

You will receive it via bank transfer direct from the dealer buying your car.

We have a panel of dealers that will buy any make, model, year of car apart from non-runners.

You need to be as accurate with your description as possible, keep a record of all bills and service history up to date, and make sure it’s clean on the day of the inspection.

Yes, definitely. With imported vehicles, we will not be able to conduct an accurate evaluation on our website. However, you can get in touch with us at 01992 352040.

Part exchanging the car will always attract a higher payment for your car from our panel of dealers.

No, unfortunately our panel of approved dealers will only buy running cars.

If it’s a low category insurance write-off we may be able to find a buy for your car, however it is not guaranteed.

Leasing, PCP (Personal Contract Purchase), HP (Car Hire Purchase), BCH (Business Contract Hire)

Yes we have a finance calculator which you can find at the bottom of the page of the car you’re interested in. Please note that this will only give you an indicative estimate. To find out the accurate quote for you, please get in touch.

How do I know if I can trust the dealer?

Here at Exchange My Car, any car dealers we introduce you to have confirmed their compliance with our Smart Standards.

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