Selling Your Car FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about How to Sell a Car

What kinds of cars does Turners sell?

We sell any kind of car, truck, van or motorbike. It doesn’t matter how old or new it is, or what condition it’s in. We can also sell rare, classic and exotic cars. We even sell damaged cars!
If you want to sell your car, call your nearest Turners branch.

How do I sell for CashNow?

CashNow is great if you’re in a hurry to sell or don't want to sell by auction. Book a valuation, bring your car in and we'll make you an offer on the spot.

Will Turners advertise my vehicle?

All of the cars we sell are advertised on Turners website and on many other major car sales websites in New Zealand.

How do I know I’m getting a fair price for my car?

When you bring your car in, we’ll give you a free valuation. Valuations are done by our experienced consultants, who are experts in car values.
To book a valuation, call or email your nearest Turners branch.

What are Seller’s Fees?

When you sell a car at one of our auctions, we charge a Seller’s Fee that covers the time we spend managing the sale process – from marketing your car to arranging the change of ownership. We also charge an administration fee each time the car goes through an auction.
View our Seller’s Fees.

What Terms and Conditions apply when selling by auction?

There are a number of Terms and Conditions that apply to sale by auction.
View our Vendor Terms and Conditions.

Can I display an independent Mechanical Appraisal on my car?

To make your car more appealing to auction buyers, you can pay for an independent mechanical appraisal and display it on your car. For help arranging an independent mechanical inspection, contact your nearest Turners branch.

How do I sell a car through auction?

Selling at Turners is really easy.  Just book a valuation, come on in and we’ll do the rest. All we need you to do is set the reserve – we take care of advertising, buyer negotiations and change of ownership.  And of course sending you the cheque! There are fees to sell by auction find out more here).

If I'm selling by auction, how do I set my reserve price?

Our auction consultant will help you decide on a fair reserve price.
Before you set your reserve, it pays to do some research. Here are a few tips for getting to grips with car values:

Turners Valuation (Sometimes called Price Check): An online tool that gives the prices of cars recently sold at Turners. Try Turners Valuation now.

Research on our website: There are hundreds of cars on our website, with estimated auction values and Buy Now prices for you to review.

Attend an auction: Anyone can attend our public auctions (or watch online via Turners Live) to see what cars sell for. Find upcoming auctions.

Get a valuation: We offer auction sellers a free valuation to help set their auction reserve.

How can I get the best price at auction?

Clean, tidy cars get a better price at auction. Make sure you have removed rubbish and personal belongings, cleaned the car and vacuumed it. You can also pay for a valet service at any of our branches – contact your nearest Turners branch for details.