How does selling my car to Peddle work?

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Selling your used car can be a headache.

Dealership trade-ins often feel like getting shortchanged, while online marketplaces, like Facebook and Craigslist, are dodgy at best. Or course, those bait-and-switch online retailers often sound great upfront, until the bombarding phone calls and emails start.

That’s where Peddle comes in—the newer, modern, better, easier, faster, awesomer way to sell your car.

Engine failure? No keys? No tires? No problem. We pay via check, and offer free pickup on your schedule. No need to give us any personal details until you accept our instant offer.

Here's how it works.

answer a dozen-ish questions about your car

To start, we’ll ask for the make, model, trim, year, and the status of your title. Then the questions you can expect (with some variable depending on your answer) are:

  • What’s the current mileage?
  • Does it have a working battery and keys?
  • Can it start and drive?
  • Is there body damage and, if yes, are there loose or missing exterior panels?
  • On the interior, are there any damaged, missing, or removed parts?
  • Has the car experienced fire or flood damage?
  • What's the status of the lights, glass, or mirror fittings?

We buy all cars, even the junkiest of junkers, so be honest about your damage, and we’ll give you a real-deal instant offer in minutes (based on market value).

accept your offer within seven days

Once you receive your instant offer, you have seven days to accept. If you need more time, that's totally cool. You’ll just need to go back and answer the questions again (but that’s ok, because they only take a few minutes).

The only kicker is that your offer could change at that point—because our system is based on real-time market value and market value changes allllll the time.

create an account and schedule your free pickup

As we mentioned above, we won’t ask you for any personal details (name, contact info, address, etc.) until you accept our offer. Once you accept, you’ll create an account (the usual kind of online account process, easy peasy) and then one of our towing partners will call to schedule your pickup window.

We’ll send you email and text message reminders to make sure you have all your paperwork in place and are prepared for the big day. (We will not bombard you with messages, promise.)

say goodbye to car, hello to $$$

When our picker-upper partner arrives to pick up your car, they'll take a quick look at it and check some boxes, just to confirm the info you gave us is right on. Assuming it’s all good (which is most typical), our driver hands you a check, loads your car, and is gone with the wind.

Easy like Sunday morning.

please celebrate accordingly (optional)

We obv don't know the kind of relationship you had with your car. But we recommend taking the time to shed a tear, or do a little happy dance—and give that bucket o’ bolts the sendoff it deserves. Or at the very least, celebrate that fresh stack of cash you just got. (May we recommend celebratory tacos? Or ice cream? Food is life.)

If you’ve still got questions, we’ve got answers about how Peddle works and all the info you need to sell your car.

With an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau AND tens of thousands five-star reviews on Trust Pilot (and counting!!!!), you are practically guaranteed a reliable partner who will be steadfast and awesome and make the whole process easy as pie from the moment you get in touch.

Customer service is our #1 priority. We hope our tireless efforts to make this often-harrowing process as simple as possible makes you feel awesome about selling your used car.

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Finally retiring old-trusty? Get an offer in minutes-it's easy as pie