FAQ about selling your car

Through our innovative bidding platform, 1000’s of pre-approved dealers fight it out to give you the highest possible offer. This is unlike the traditional car sales method where only one buyer gives you a single offer.

  • Vehicle details and mileage.
  • Good quality exterior photos of your car (front, back, left side, right side).
  • Full description of the vehicle’s condition, including tyres, bodywork and service history.

Reasons why our buying partners might not purchase your vehicle:

  • The settlement on the vehicle is very high and the customer is unable to provide the shortfall.
  • The vehicle’s paperwork is not in order.

Please note: The vehicle must be in your name for us to conclude the deal. Outstanding licence fees will be deducted, as per the purchase agreement.

Once you have accepted the offer to sell your car, we put you in contact with the certified dealer, who offered the highest cash price for your vehicle, to conclude the sale. The dealer will then arrange an appointment with you.

The dealer will do an inspection on the vehicle to confirm that your car’s details and condition were accurately described, and thereafter do all relevant paperwork and arrange the processing of the payment to you.

It’s simple. Complete our quick, obligation-free online application form above. One of our expert consultants will then be in contact with you. Your car will then be loaded onto our innovative bidding platform where 1000’s of dealers will bid on your car – ensuring you receive the best cash price. Once you accept the offer, our certified dealer will then arrange an appointment with you to inspect your car to ensure it matches your profile. Remember, all offers are subject to inspection. After inspection, all necessary paperwork will be completed, fast payment will be arranged, and the sale concluded.

Yes, it could. Based on the vehicle evaluation, the final offer may differ from the initial offer given for your vehicle.

No, the service is completely free to you! No fee is payable by you to SpotaCar

The more transparently you explain all details about your vehicle, the more accurate your offer will be. All offers are subject to an inspection to ensure vehicle details and condition were disclosed correctly.

By accepting the offer when with the dealer, you agree to sell the vehicle to the relevant dealer. You do not agree to sell the car when you accept an offer on SpotaCar

Once you decide to accept an offer, the specific SpotaCar approved dealer will guide you through the processes and liaise with the bank should any money on the vehicle be outstanding. This is done to ensure the sale is hassle-free and secure.

  • If your car is not (or no longer) financed, the dealer will pay the offer in full via EFT to the legally registered owner of the vehicle.
  • If there’s a settlement on your car which is lower than the purchase price, the dealer will pay the settlement in full to the relevant financial institution and the remainder will be paid to the registered owner of the vehicle.
  • If there’s a settlement on your car which is higher than the purchase price, you will need to pay the remaining balance to the dealer in order for the dealer to settle the account fully (or if arranged with the dealer, pay the remaining balance to the financial institution directly), so that the dealer can obtain the original registration document from the financial institution.

The sale transaction is between you as the seller and the dealer as the purchaser. Accordingly,  the dealer will make payment directly to you or the relevant financial institution if the vehicle is still financed.

FAQ's about SpotaCar

No. SpotaCar is a online marketplace where South African dealerships advertise their vehicles for sale. 

Once you’ve sent SpotaCar an enquiry on the vehicle, we’ll put you in direct contact with the dealership.

I want to Buy a vehicle:

  1. Browse vehicles. 
  2. Send us an enquiry via the platform or WhatsApp. 
  3. We connect you with the dealership. 

I want to Sell my vehicle:

  1. Click “Sell my Car” 
  2. Choose if you want to sell it directly to a dealership or list on SpotaCar
  3. Complete the application. 

There are 2 ways to sell your vehicle: 

  1. Submit your car through our Sell my Car application and get the best offer from thousands of dealerships.
  2. Sell your vehicle by registering here and listing it directly on SpotaCar

Yes. You can enquire about any vehicle or list/submit any vehicle for sale without any obligation what so ever. 

We connect buyers with trusted dealerships and sellers by initiating the conversation and ultimately ensuring a smooth buying process and excellent customer service. We pride ourselves on bringing buyers the most recent “arrivals” for sale and showcasing one of the largest vehicle listings in the industry.
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