Common Questions About Selling Your Car Online

Selling your car with Sell My Car online is an easy, safe way to get the most cash for your car.

Selling Your Car With Sell My Car Online

Sell My Car Online is the best way to sell a used car. We provide you with a fast, easy, and reliable service to sell your car. Get an offer in minutes, accept the offer, schedule a pickup time, and get paid all while completing the steps at your convenience. 

Vehicle requirements can vary from state to state, so check in with your state or local laws on what is required when selling a car. Most states will require you to have a valid title, registration, and valid ID when selling. 

At Sell My Car Online we buy all types of vehicles no matter the year or condition of it. Simply use our online form or give us a call to get an offer for you vehicle.

The completion of the sale can take as little as 48 hours up to a few days. This all depends on the carrier's availability for pickup. Schedule a pickup as soon as possible once you have accepted your offer for your vehicle.

After accepting your offer all the details will automatically be sent to your buyer. Then the buyer will reach out to you to go over everything and schedule a pickup time. 

You will have to notify your local DMV on this transaction. You will have to hand in the license plates if not transferring the plates to another vehicle.

Vehicle Appraisals and Valuations

Our appraisal process involves a comprehensive evaluation of various factors to determine the worth of your vehicle. We take into account current market conditions in your area along with the year, make, model, mileage, and history of your car. 

The main factors that impact the price of my vehicle are:

  • Vehicle year, make, and model
  • Vehicle's condition
  • Vehicle's history
  • Vehicles's mileage
  • Vehicles's history

All offers are good for 7 days. Once the 7 days are up you will have to get a new offer in order to sell. 

Your offer is valid for 7 days. To sell anytime after the 7 days you will need to get a new offer. The two offers can on be different based on your local market conditions.  

In rare cases yes an offer can change on day of pickup. This happens when the carrier inspects your vehicle at day of pickup and finds a problem with your car details. For example, you put that your vehicle does not have any body damage, and on day of pickup you have a huge dent on the side of the vehicle.

We recommend that you fill out our form as best as you can. If you need assistance or have any questions please give us a call and we can help you out. 

Required Paperwork

We require having a valid title and registration that is in the seller's name. If you are missing the title or the title is not in your name we recommend getting a replacement title before trying to sell your vehicle. 

We require that all seller's have a valid title before starting the selling process. 

We recommend that you wait until you have the new title in hand before starting the selling process. This way there will be no problems at day of pickup.


You will get paid by check from the buyer at day of pickup or the buyer will issue a check by mail after pickup is complete.

Yes, you can cancel your offer after accepting it at anytime. Make sure you contact your buyer to cancel the transaction, and to cancel the vehicle pickup.

This will vary state by state. We recommend that you first reach out to your local DMV to see what the process is on this situation. 

Some states allow you to sell the vehicle with the death certificate, while other states will make you transfer the title until your name before you can. 

By knowing your state's laws on this situation it will make for a smooth selling process.

Go online or visit your local DMV to get a replacement title. You will have to fill out an application and pay a small fee. Receiving the new title varies state by state. Check in with your local DMV on the processing time for your replacement title.

Yes, our buyers will work with your vehicle's financial team to pay off the lien. If the price is more than what is owed you will be issued a certified check of the difference from the buyer.

This all depends on the buyers availability for pickup that day. Some may be able to do same day pickup, while others may take up to a few days for pickup. 

If you cannot be there on day of pickup please have someone else there on your behalf to handover paperwork. 

When scheduling pickup please notify the buyer that you will not be there and that someone else will be there for you. This way both parties are notified and there will be no issues at time of pickup.

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