If you have a question and canâ€™t find the answer here donâ€™t worry, simply click here to email or phone us with your question.
Q: Are the prices shown in the animated sequence on the homepage correct?
A number of factors determine how much your car is worth. Its mileage, service history, and general condition are just some of these factors. So two cars which appear identical may in fact have very different values, as one may have very high mileage and the other may have below average mileage.
The best way of finding out what your car is worth is to take a couple of minutes to fill out the form on the home page, press "submit" and wait for our call to tell you how much your car is worth. Simple.
In anycase itâ€™s important to note that the cars are prices shown in the highlighted sequence on the homepage are for demonstrative purposes only and may not accurately reflect actual values.
Q: How it works?
We know that selling your car is a hassle. Many car buyers are reluctant to buy from private sellers as they may feel they have no come-back should anything go wrong.
So selling your car privately can take a very long time and can work out to be very expensive. Not only do you have the costs of advertising your car on a website or newspaper, but every day that your car doesnâ€™t sell it drops in value.
Thatâ€™s why cashforyourcar.ie is here, to make things as simple as possible.
All you have to do is:
- Enter your cars details into the search feature
- Fill out the additional questions, this will take literally 3 or 4 minutes
- Press "send" and await our reply
Once weâ€™ve spoken with you weâ€™ll make arrangements to see your car at your convenience. When agreement has been reached weâ€™ll ask that you provide your cars VLC (Vehicle Licensing Cert â€“ also known as the Tax Book), both sets of keys, and any other relevant documentation and we will then issue payment. Simple!
Q: Tell me about your company, who are you?
With over 30 years experience in the motor trade you can be confident that youâ€™re dealing with the very best.
With more cars on Irish roads than ever before, we saw a need to make it easier for car sellers to sell their car in a safe, secure and speedy manner. We know that selling your car privately is not only extremely hard, but also a major hassle. Many car buyers are reluctant to buy from private sellers as they may feel they have no come-back should anything go wrong.
Privately sold cars donâ€™t come with a warranty and customers may also have concerns that the car has finance owed on it, has been involved in a crash, been taken into Ireland as an import, or have some other checkered history.
If anyone does actually arrange to take a look at your car, you may find theyâ€™re "tyrekickers" with little intention of buying. And would you really be happy to have a stranger visiting your home?
As a seller you may have concerns that a cheque will bounce or that a draft isnâ€™t genuine. Thereâ€™s the extra worry that your car may be damaged whilst it is being taken for a test drive. In any case all of these factors add another hurdle to be able to sell your car privately.
Cash for your car.ie takes away all of the risk factor and offers you a quick and hassle free sale.
Every wonder why car dealerships offer you a cheaper price on buying a car when it doesnâ€™t involve a trade in? The dealership may not actually want your car as it they may find it a struggle to sell, they may be overflowing with used stock, etc. So they are likely to penalise you for giving them a trade in, by charging you extra for the car you are buying. We offer the perfect alternative, sell your trade in to us AND avail of the discount which the dealership are likely to offer you.
Q: How will the price of my car be decided?
Our highly experienced sales team spend their days buying and selling cars. Websites that allow you to advertise your car for sale donâ€™t always reflect the real prices that cars are currently achieving.
We provide a service of valuing your car at an achievable price, saving you time and most importantly guaranteeing you a quick sale.
All of your cars details are taken into account, so it may very well be worth more than a similar car also on sale. A huge amount of factors will determine the price, mileage, age, condition are all obvious factors, but colour, interior trim, extras, and so on, may also make a difference to a cars value.
Why not enter your cars details here to get a free estimate on your cars value. Itâ€™s free, easy, takes only a moment or two, and if you like the price (as weâ€™re sure you will), then you could be walking away with cash in no time.
Q: Can I get cash for my van or commercial vehicle?
Yes, we would love to have the opportunity of valuing your van or commercial. If you canâ€™t find details of your vehicle on our website simply email details to us, including whether the vehicle has a VAT schedule (donâ€™t worry weâ€™ll buy it either way).
Q: Is the price you quote me before seeing the car guaranteed?
A huge amount of factors will determine the price, mileage, age, condition are all obvious factors, but colour, interior trim, extras, and so on, may also make a difference to a cars value.
Our make a decision based on the information you give us and valuations will be given on a "subject to view basis". Please see the next heading which explains what this means.
Q: Please explain what â€śSubject to Viewâ€ť means?
Once a valuation has been given on your vehicle and you are happy to sell, we will make arrangements to see your vehicle, at which time an experienced member of our team will check the condition. This may in fact mean we can offer you an even higher price for your vehicle, or we may have to review the price downwards if some of the information provided is incorrect.
So in short â€śSubject to Viewâ€ť means the price offered is based on us seeing your vehicle and it matching the details you have provided.
Q: Iâ€™m buying a new car, will it work out better if I sell my car to you and then go to buy a new car without a trade in?
Every wonder why car dealerships offer you a cheaper price on buying a car when it doesnâ€™t involve a trade in? The dealership may not actually want your car as it they may find it a struggle to sell, they may be overflowing with used stock, etc. So they are likely to penalise you for giving them a trade in, by charging you extra for the car you are buying.
We offer the perfect alternative, sell your trade in to us AND avail of the discount which the dealership are likely to offer you.
Q: I canâ€™t find my car on your website!
Donâ€™t worry, your vehicle may be a specialist model or it may have been imported from Northern Ireland, the UK, or Japan.
If you canâ€™t find your vehicle on our website simply record all of the necessary information on an email and weâ€™ll get back to you with either a valuation or to ask some more questions.
Submitting an email will take no longer than filling out the standard form.
Q: Will you buy my car even if itâ€™s been imported?
Yes, we will still be happy to buy your car. Simply include details of what country it was originally imported from when you first contact us.
Q: Where do I bring my car once weâ€™ve agreed a sale?
This will be confirmed once weâ€™ve come to an agreement. We aim to make the whole process as easy as possible and in many cases weâ€™ll agree to meet at a venue convenient to you.
Q: Is there loads of red tape and paperwork involved in selling my car?
Not at all, weâ€™re here to see that selling your car is made as simple and hassle free as possible.
All you need to do is sign the VLC (Vehicle Licensing Cert â€“ also known as the Tax or Log Book) to confirm the change of ownership. We will submit this to the Department of Transport in Shannon, Co. Clare where the ownership is transferred out of your name.
Donâ€™t worry though; youâ€™ll be paid before the signed forms are submitted.
Q: Where do I get a VLC (Vehicle Licensing Cert â€“ also known as the Tax or Log Book)?
If you bought your car from brand new the VLC will have been sent out to you automatically once you first tax the car.
If you bought your vehicle second hand from either a garage or private seller, they will have asked you to sign a â€śchange of ownershipâ€ť form. This would then have been sent to the Department of Transport in Shannon, Co. Clare, who in turn would have sent a new VLC (in your name) directly to you.
If your vehicle was originally imported the same rules apply as if you had bought it new. In otherwords, once the VRT is paid and you first tax the car, a new VLC will have been sent to you directly.
Let us know if you need any more information and weâ€™ll be happy to help in any way we can.
Q: I canâ€™t find my cars VLC?
Donâ€™t worry, you can get a new VLC by visiting your local tax office or Garda Station. They will sign a form for you and send it to the Department of Transport with a fee of â‚¬12.
Your new VLC should then be with you within a week.
Q: I have outstanding finance against my car!
As an Authorised Credit Intermediary we deal with financial matters for our customers every day. Again we aim to make things as straightforward as possible for you. If there is finance owed on your car we will simply accept your car, make payment to the bank to whom the sum is owed, and pay you the balance. Once the bank have processed the payment they will issue you with a closing statement, which will confirm that it has been paid in full.
In certain cases we may ask that request a settlement amount (i.e. amount required to clear a finance agreement) from your bank in writing. Should you need any help in doing this or if you have any other questions on the issue of finance, our financial expert will be happy to help.
Q: What if I owe more than the car is worth?
Itâ€™s sometimes the case where a car will be worth less than the finance amount owed on it. This is known as negative equity.
You can still use our service and we will make payment of the value of your car to the bank, however as this will not be enough to pay off the entire finance amount owed we will need you to make payment for the difference. Some examples of different scenarios are outlined below, but again please feel free to contact our finance expert with any queries whatsoever:
We have agreed to pay you â‚¬15,000 for your car, and â‚¬5,000 is owed on finance to a bank. We simply distribute the â‚¬15,000 weâ€™re paying for your car by paying the bank the â‚¬5,000 itâ€™s owed and paying you the balance of â‚¬10,000.
AGREED SALE PRICE OF YOUR CAR: â‚¬15,000
AMOUNT DUE TO BANK: â‚¬5,000
BALANCE PAID TO YOU: â‚¬10,000
Letâ€™s work on the basis again that we have agreed to pay you â‚¬15,000 for your car, but this time â‚¬16,000 is owed on finance to a bank. In this case there is more owed to the bank than the car is worth. So here we will pay the full â‚¬15,000 to the bank which will leave a balance of â‚¬1,000 owed to them. This â‚¬1,000 will be paid by you, so the bank will be paid in full and you will have no more commitment to the bank in relation to the car.
AGREED SALE PRICE OF YOUR CAR: â‚¬15,000
AMOUNT DUE TO BANK: â‚¬16,000
BALANCE PAYABLE BY YOU: â‚¬1,000
BANK WILL RECEIVE: â‚¬16,000
Q: What are your opening hours?
You can contact our team of dedicated advisors at any time. Staff are on hand between the following hours, but you can call or email outside these hours and leave a message and we promise to get back to you as soon as possible.
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm
Sunday Offices Closed