There’s a vast marketplace for automobile sales, and the pandemic caused a shortage of new cars. This is an excellent time to sell your used car, as prices climb. Perhaps you are working from home and not using your vehicle so much. Tap or click here to check out which vehicles retain the most value. Just as you would with buying and selling furniture, you have online options for cars. You don’t have to be there in person to make the transaction. We’ll show you how to buy or sell a car online without putting yourself at risk.

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Online automotive transactions are nothing new. You can get a car or unload your own without going through the hassle of dealerships. Tred is an online marketplace for cars. Check it out at If you’re a buyer, you can search for a vehicle, discuss your choice with the seller and complete the transaction online. You can even schedule a test drive. You can pay for the car using funds from your bank, cash, wire, credit card or ACH (Automated Clearing House). Tred also offers financing options. Once the sale is complete, you can pick up the car or have it delivered ready to drive without going to the DMV.

For sellers

If you’re selling a car on Tred, the site broadcasts your listing across a network of popular car-buying sites, including Autotrader,,, Kelley Blue Book, and TrueCar. You also get a free CarFax report. When the transaction is complete, you can release the car to the buyer without jumping through hoops at the DMV. If you’re not sure about selling your vehicle, check its value on the site and sign up for monthly updates on what similar cars sell for. Don’t have a car to sell? Tap or click here for tips on making money by selling your old tech products.

Safety first

Tred verifies both buyers’ and sellers’ identifications before any transaction. A vehicle history check assures that buyers know what they’re getting into, and Tred will pay off the seller’s loan if needed, so buyers are guaranteed a title. Payment is secured electronically through the site itself. Are you looking for a Subaru? Tap or click here to see if it made the recent recall.

More money in your pocket

Tred’s low fee gets you better deals whether you’re buying or selling. The site claims that sellers earn an average of 30% above dealer trade-ins while buyers pay an average of 30% less than dealer list prices. The site’s fee for the seller is $99 or .99% of the selling price, whichever is higher. Buyers saved an average of nearly $7,000 according to the last 60 days of transactions processed by Tred.