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If My Car is on Finance, Can I Still Sell it?

If My Car is on Finance, Can I Still Sell it?

Car finance is something which many of us use, but often struggle to fully understand.

The legal documents are lengthy, and trying to work out if you can still sell your car with outstanding finance can be a bit of a nightmare.

That’s why we’ve pulled together this useful guide to save you a job.

There’s good news if you’re looking to sell your vehicle. Even if you still have finance payments left to pay, you are able to sell your car. Vertu Motors, we’re still happy to still buy the car when you owe more finance than the value of the car, as long as it is on a HP or PCP loan. However, things do change slightly, depending on what type of finance you have taken out.

Read on to find out more.

HP Finance

With a Hire Purchase contract, you don’t legally own the car - the lender does, until all payments have been made. This means that if you want to sell the car, you will have to contact your finance company to arrange an early settlement. The settlement price will be sent to you within a few days and once this has been paid (within the time frame), you will then be able to sell your car. 

PCP Finance

For a Personal Contract Purchase loan, you will need to have paid all the payments or the settlement fee to be able to sell your car.

If you have paid over half of the finance owed, you can settle the outstanding amount early. However, if you haven’t paid over half, you will have to pay the difference.

Personal Loan

With a Personal Loan, the vehicle is already yours - so you are able to sell it whenever you like. However, if you haven’t finished paying off the loan before you sell the car, bear in mind that you will have to continue making payments for the loan until you have repaid the amount.

If you choose to sell your car to Vertu Motors, we will pay any outstanding HP or PCP payments for you.  

All you need to do is request a valid settlement letter from your finance company, which will have your agreement number, the amount outstanding and the validation date. Simply bring this letter to your appointment with us and we will make the necessary arrangements to settle your balance and deduct the settlement amount from the amount paid to you for your car.

Find out more about cancelling your finance, or if you’re ready to sell your car to Vertu Motors, visit our Value My Car page to make a start.

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