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Arnold Clark Sell Your Car Review | www.arnoldclark.com

About…
Arnold Clark Sell Your Car
Branding:
Arnold Clark Sell Your Car | AKA: ArnoldClark.

History:
This major dealer was established in the year 1954. The Sell Your Car product is headed as being new. It is not clear when it was rolled out, but sometime throughout 2015 would be likely.

Network:
They have a vast chain of 200 branches across the UK (this is the largest tally of any known dealer that has entered this niche). Automakers such as BMW, Nissan and Vauxhall have commonly been franchised. When entering a quote and running through to select a branch they enabled us to select between 95 of their locations. From those looked over, they took bookings 7/7. Times did vary, but those checked usually took bookings until 7.30pm during the week, 5.30pm (Sat) and 4.30pm (Sun).

Online:
www.arnoldclark.com.

Owner:
Privately owned as Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd.

Profile:
The UK’s most highly searched dealer. They operate through the single brand that even on its own generates the 4th largest turnover. They sit behind 1) Pendragon, 2) Sytner and 3) Lookers. For volume sales they are really fighting out with Pendragon’s Evans Halshaw brand. Evans Halshaw themselves are now attacking this niche (more aggressively than any other dealer). Across the network of 200 branches, they offer around 29,000 used cars. It makes natural sense for them in this case to compete for sales to replenish their stock. Despite their major profile status, this particular car buying service product is not advertised and not easy to find for their visitors (it’s hidden away in their Other tab).

Related:
No companies.

Reviews (Arnold Clark Reviews @ Feefo, Review Centre & Trustpilot):
= Relates to buying and not selling.

The Process:
On reaching www.arnoldclark.com you head into “Other” and then “Sell Your Car”. From here you enter your reg and mileage and receive an instant quote there and then. The quote received will be valid for 7 days. For those that take them on, they’ll be welcomed with a £300 voucher towards their next car (from them of course). They are happy to buy private plate vehicles. When doing this there is a retention fee (£80 for 10 years) and a £250 deposit that is returned when they get back the V5C (logbook).

The Service Fees and Payouts:
No admin or payment fees are charged. It is worth pointing out though that whilst they note that you receive a free fast payment, it will take 3 working days before you receive the funds.

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