At Auto trade Agents we aim to make your experience the smoothest and most professional possible. How can we serve you today?
Frequently Asked Questions
Couldn’t I just sell my car myself?
Yes, of course you can! But selling your car can be a time consuming exercise, coordinating inspections and dealing with flaky enquirers or being targeted by online scammers. Plus depending on how many people are interested, could mean a heap of strangers coming to your house, or having to take the car out to show buyers. You have no idea how long it will take to sell your car, which makes it really hard to plan!
Why is the listing fee more expensive for cars worth more than $70,000?
The Carsales advertising fees cost more for cars worth over $70,000.
Are you able to help obtain vehicle finance for my new purchase?
Yes, we can have finance arranged through one of our asset finance partners.
Do you keep the car while it’s for sale?
No, the car will stay with you to use until it is sold. This arrangement allows us to keep our costs down, in turn passing the saving onto you through our competitive rates.
Will my car be insured while it’s in your possession?
While Auto Trade Agents will take the utmost care of your car, we recommended that sellers have comprehensive car insurance in place to cover ATA driving your car. If you do not wish for prospective buyers to test drive your car, we will ensure that this is upheld and all test drives will be conducted by us.
If my car doesn’t sell quickly, when will you stop advertising it?
If your car isn’t sold in 90 days, we will re-assess the advertisement and discuss our options. At no point will we cancel the advertising unless instructed to do so by our customer.
Why are the additional extras prices TBD (to be determined)?
Depending on the location of the car, these costs will vary, however during our initial consultation we will be able to provide a fairly accurate ball park figure for you to include in your decision making.
Where will you advertise my car?
We list all our cars through Carsales as it is the most trusted network, and they have additional security measures in place which benefits us and our customers. In our experience, Carsales always attracts the most genuine buyers.
What areas do you service?
We offer our service in the metropolitan suburbs of Melbourne, generally within 50km of the CBD.
How long will it take for you to sell my car?
At Auto Trade Agents we aim to market your car in an attractive manner, which involves a competitive price compared to similarly listed cars. On average, we expect to have your car sold in 3-4 weeks.
Will you sell my car if the value is under $30,000?
We prefer to sell cars worth over $30,000 as it provides better value for our customers, but depending on the make and model, we may consider it. Send an enquiry through and we’ll assess it from there.
Do the cars you sell have any warranty?
No, Auto Trade Agents do not supply warranty for cars sold by us, as we are not a car dealership. However, if you wish to purchase additional extended warranty, this can certainly be arranged.
Are there any extra fees not listed on the website?
No, all fees on our website are the only fees included in our service.
What happens if I decide to take my car off the market during the sales campaign?
In this situation, you would lose your initial $500 deposit, however the balance of our fee would not be payable.