It’s easier than you think

1. Free Valuation

Fill out the form on our website and receive a free valuation from our staff. We provide an honest service based on the latest market value of your vehicle. Unlike other companies, we need to make YOU money.

2. Enter Your Car into the Auction

Entering your car is a quick and easy process. You can call our office staff who will be happy to talk you through the process. Or you can come down to our auction yard and fill in a form in person. Speak with our expert staff and set a price for your car. If the auction doesn’t reach the reserve, there is no obligation to sell!

Once the paperwork is complete, you can drop off the car to our yard or arrange a collection for a small, competitively priced fee.

3. The Auction

Once your car is entered, it is added to our website catalogue where thousands of dealers, traders and private buyers have access to all the important information. Then the auction comes and the car will be driven through our packed auction hall. Our experienced auctioneers will get the best price for your car from our hall bidders and online buyers. Hammer down, we move to the final step!

4. Get Your Money

Sale complete, your car will have either sold or received a provisional bid. A provisional bid is when the reserve on the car is not met. We will enter negotiations between you and the buyer to try and sell the car. Not happy with the final price? No problem. You can either enter the car in the auction again or collect the car from us hassle free. Remember, we need to make you money and are always acting in your interest.

Once the car is sold, we send payment within 8 working days of the sale. We are one of the fastest paying auctions in the country!

Selling your car is our business. Contact us today to find out more how we want to make YOU money.

Get your car valued here

Complete the form to receive a free valuation of your vehicle. Once received, you will be sent the valuation within 24 hours (at weekends, valuation will be sent on the Monday).

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What will it fetch?

The amount that you receive for a vehicle sold at SWVA will reflect accurately its market value. This amount may be slightly more or slightly less than you anticipate but its unlikely to differ greatly from your estimate.

To safeguard against receiving too little for your vehicle you may set a reserve price on it, providing it is a car not more than ten years old or a motorbike or van not more than seven years old. In the unlikely event of the bidding not reaching your reserve you keep the vehicle.

What reserve should I set?

Apart from the free valuation service and it is in the vendor’s best interests to consult us before setting a reserve. Please ask at the office when entering your vehicle.

What will it Cost?

You pay us two fees: one fixed, one variable. The Entry fee is per vehicle , payable whether or not the vehicle sells. The commission is a percentage of the amount for which the vehicle sells.
Please enquire at office for details

What does “Sold As Seen” mean?

When you sell a vehicle “Sold As Seen” it is up to the prospective buyers to determine its condition and value.

Outstanding H.P

If the vehicle you wish to sell is subject to outstanding hire purchase payments, SWVA will handle the necessary paperwork for you. Simply give us a copy of the settlement quotation and the agreement number and we will settle the account from the proceeds of the sale and forward the balance to you. There is a charge for this settlement service please enquire at the office.


Subject to all documents being in order, SWVA will transfer the funds into your bank account within 8 working days.


SWVA offers a vehicle collection service please enquire at office for details.


Because the auction is open to the public you may be approached by people calling themselves traders and offering to purchase your vehicle, before it goes through the auction, to save you paying commission. People have sold their vehicles in this way only to discover that the cheques which they have accepted were worth nothing.

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