How to Sell Your Car Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published by on . Updated on 14 Feb 2022

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Do you want to sell your car but face difficulties because of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)? Are you also worried about the rising number of COVID-19 cases? Here is a guide to selling your car safely in this time of uncertainty.

With the number of cases rising to over 28,000, coupled with a record number of 1,240 increase in cases in one day, some of you might be looking to sell your car but are worried about meeting others due to the increase in likelihood of you catching the virus.

Combined with the fact that many businesses are working from home, there are now more reasons than ever for car owners to sell their cars.

If you are one of them, here is our guide to selling your car safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1) Avoid holding in person viewings

To achieve a contactless viewing experience for both the buyer and yourself, you can cash in on the surge of video-conferencing tools such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime to conduct virtual tours of your car from the comfort of your driveway.

This not only limits the amount of human contact, but also gives you the chance to answer any questions interested buyers may have about your vehicle in real-time, as opposed to the traditional method of listing your vehicle online which can be slow and tedious.

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2) The Test Drive

Once you have navigated through the online phase, potential buyers will most likely not buy a car without giving it a test drive first. To ensure safety for both the buyers and yourself, it is important to sanitise your car properly, especially the interior of your car, to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. This includes airing out your car and wiping points of contact with disinfectant.

These points of contact include door handles, the driver’s seat, dashboard, handbrake, seatbelt, and the steering wheel. Sanitation should be done with an alcohol solution of at least 70% alcohol. The car should also be sanitised before and after the test drive to ensure that all remnants of the virus are killed and the interior is thoroughly cleaned.

While conducting the test drive, both you and buyer should abide by social distancing guidelines and stay at least 1 metre apart from each other.

When going on the test drive, you should sit in the rear passenger seat while they are driving.

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3) Sell your car online using the Motorist Platform

In the 21st century, anything can be bought and sold online, even cars!

Through Motorist, we can help you obtain the highest valuation for your car from over 300 certified dealers.

By using our platform, you will only need to be in limited contact with buyers, firstly to negotiate the terms and price for the vehicle, and also to officially handover the vehicle to the buyer. Using Motorist will not only save you time but also ensure your safety as you no longer need to meet multiple dealers or buyers individually to negotiate the selling price of your car.

At Motorist, we have transacted over 2,000 vehicles worth RM55 million!

Submit your vehicle details to us today, and we will provide you with an obligation-free quote in 24 hours.

We hope you have found our car selling guide useful. Did we miss anything out? Let us know in the comments below!

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