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The Dos and Donts of Selling a Used Car in Ontario

The Dos and Donts of Selling a Used Car in Ontario

Anyone thinking about selling a used car in Ontario should follow the dos and don'ts we are going to outline.


There are some inherent risks that come with selling anything online, and since we are dealing with used cars which are in high demand, the risks of you being ripped off are considerably high if you are not careful.


Do you have the prerequisite paperwork to sell the used car?


There is essential paperwork you will need to have in place when trying to sell your used car.


For example, if you live in Ontario, you would need to buy the official used car sales kit for $20, issued by the Ontario government.


You cannot sell your used car in Ontario without the kit; depending on where you live, there could be additional forms that must be acquired before you can move forward with the sale.


Generally speaking, most prospective buyers will want to see the service record for the vehicle to make sure it is in a good state of repair.


The service records would cover all of the work done on the car and whether it was involved in any accidents.


There are people who try to cover up the fact that their vehicle was involved in an accident, but that comes up when the prospective buyer conducts a CarFax search.


Do not press your luck and try to deceive people; you do not want to have a reputation as someone who tries to cheat people, so remember, honesty is always the best policy.


If you are not able to find all of the receipts for the service record, you can ask the shop that did the work to print you duplicate receipts.


Places you should not advertise your used car for sale


There are some platforms you should avoid, like the plague, when trying to sell your used car. One of the platforms that may shock you is Marketplaces on Facebook.


While the marketplace is great for individuals looking to buy and sell low-value items, it is not the place to list your used car for sale.


A massive number of scammers use marketplaces to ply their trade, so do yourself a favor and steer clear.


However, if you are looking for a platform to put your used car up for sale, consider Kijiji Autos.


Kijiji is a popular platform for buying and selling, so you should be able to reach a large number of potential buyers.


How to quickly sell your used car


If you are in a rush and do not want to deal with any of the hassles of selling a used car on your own, consider selling your used car to a local dealership.


The local car dealership will make a firm, all-cash offer. There is no obligation to accept the offer, but if you do, the dealership will pay you right away.


This is a great option when you need fast cash, plus it protects you from having to deal with the scammers that are trying to make a fast buck from unsuspecting Canadians.


If you’re selling a used car in Ontario, we’d love to buy it for a great price! Simply fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP! 


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