We buy local cars!

Looking to sell your car? Lose the hassle and do it the easy way.

Go with Aston and get a genuine and fair price for your car or van with trusted home collection available right across the East Midlands. Simply fill out the form below or call us on 01664 494364* - if the vehicle is for us, we'll provide you with a free valuation!

To get started, make the first move and give us a few details below - we'll come back to you quickly with a price or a request for more detail where required. We will respond by phone or email usually within 24 hours.

Please note any service history details, any known faults, damage worthy of note, options and extras, any items missing, not working correctly or in need of imminent repair or replacement within the message box.


Privacy & Terms


We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal data and complying with requirements of the General Data Protection Act 2018. This privacy policy will tell you how we look after your personal date when you visit our company in person or via our website.

We may occasionally modify this Privacy Statement, such variations becoming effective immediately upon posting to the website and by continuing to use the website, you will be deemed to accept any such variations.

Please note that we do provide links to other sites, which may not be governed by this Privacy Policy and you should view the particular privacy policies of those sites for further information.

Collecting personal information

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

·Information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address)

·Information that you provide when completing your online profile (including your name, gender, date of birth and any educational details and employment details you provide)

·Information that you provide to us when signing up to any distribution lists to receive correspondence from us

·Information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services, including any other transaction details made via any of our websites (including your address, telephone number and payment details)

Using personal information

Personal data we receive will be used for the purposes it was provided, including:

·Meeting the terms of your order

·Enabling your use of the services available on our website

·Sending you goods purchased through our website

·Supplying to you services purchased through our website

·Sending statements, invoices, payment reminders and collecting payments from you

·Sending you maintenance and safety related alerts about your vehicle

·Sending you our email newsletter and offers if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter)

·Provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information)

·Internal record keeping

·Customer satisfaction surveys

Disclosing personal information

·We may disclose your personal information to any of our staff, agents, suppliers or subcontractors where it would be reasonable to do so. (If consent is necessary to facilitate this sharing, we will ensure it is obtained prior to processing)

·We may be legally obliged to disclose your personal information to the extent that we are required to do so by law

·In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings

·In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)

·To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information

·Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

Security of personal information

·We will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information

·We store physical data for a minimum of 7 years or as required by law. This data is kept in a locked area in a separate building with access limited to specific authorised personnel only

·We do not store any of your electronic personal data on site. All data provided is kept in datacentres only accessed by private network connections protected by enterprise grade firewalls and security measures. Access is limited to specific authorised personnel

·All details of financial transactions entered via our website will be protected by encryption technology

Your rights

·You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you, via a Subject Access Request

·Upon receipt of such a request we will, after confirming identity, provide all relevant data we may hold to you in the most practical format unless otherwise stipulated and reasonably possible

·We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law

·If you instruct is to no longer process your personal data, we will do so as quickly as possible

·If you instruct us to destroy any/all of your personal data we may hold, we will do so as quickly as possible

·If you instruct us to cease all processing for marketing purposes, we will do so as quickly as possible


·Please view our Cookie policy here

ICO Registration

·We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office and our registration number is: Z3346022

Data Protection Officer

·Our Data Protection Officer is Amanda Stevens. Data Protection issues can be directed to data@astonvauxhall.co.uk

With a display area that accommodates 300 vehicles, we are always looking for new stock.

We can collect from the following locations; Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Stamford, Leicester, Nottingham, Corby, Grantham, Loughborough, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Birmingham, Northampton. We do not buy from auctions or ex-leasing companies; we prefer vehicles owned and cared for by private individuals.

You can also call us on 01664 494364* to schedule an appointment

*Phone lines open Monday to Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm for vehicle valuations


How do you determine the value of my car?

We use a combination of factors, including the car’s make, model, year, mileage, condition, and current market trends, to determine a fair and competitive offer.

What about the private plate on my car?

If you wish to retain the private plate or you were going to to let the plate go with the car, we will still require you to remove the plate. The new V5 will be issued to you straight away and will come through in 2-4 working days. You can action your plate transfer online and the DVLA charge £80 for this service.

If we come to collect the vehicle or you deliver the vehicle and there is a private plate which you wish to retain, we will still take/collect/pay for the vehicle but we will deduct £250 until we receive the new V5.

We do not take vehicles in with private plates on unless agreed in advance. This is because in order to take the private plate off, the vehicle must be transferred in to our ownership. This adds another owner on to the vehicle which devalues the vehicle.

What happens with the V5 and Yellow Slip?

On your V5, you will see No.6 green section and N.9 yellow section.

The No.6 green section is for when you wish to transfer the vehicle in to another persons ownership.

The No.9 yellow section is for when you sell the vehicle / trade in the vehicle to a motor trader.

When our driver gets to you, he will help you will in the No.9 yellow section correctly which must be sent by you to the DVLA via post.

If you decide to tell the DVLA you no longer own the vehicle via their website / portal, this will put the vehicle in to our name and add another owner to the vehicle. This is incorrect. If you do this, we will deduct £350 from our payment or raise an invoice of £350 and pursue you in the small claims court.

We do not wish to scare potential sellers but historically we have had vehicles put in to our name making the vehicle worth less which in turn makes the vehicle less desirable to future buyers.

When the DVLA receive your No.9 yellow section, they remove your ownership of the vehicle and the vehicle is put in to what's called 'in to the trade' which triggers the tax refund to you.

There's finance outstanding on my car, can you settle it?

We can certainly settle your finance, that's not a problem at all.

We are partners with a number of finance companies so we can obtain settlements on your behalf but for non-partner companies, you will need to request a settlement quote and have that sent to us. To help speed up the process, we can supply a contact number and your finance agreement number should you require it.

Outstanding finance payment examples

If we purchase your vehicle for £10,000 and there is outstanding finance of £9,000, we will pay you £1,000.

If we purchase your vehicle for £10,000 and there is outstanding finance of £11,000, you will pay us £1,000.

Can I settle the finance myself?

You are welcome to settle the finance on your own but it can take up to 10 working days for finance companies to update their records which in turn update HPI finance markers. Until these HPI markers are cleared on your HPI report, we are unable to pay for your vehicle.

When will you pay me for my car?

After we have checked over your vehicle, we will transfer the funds into your bank account. Once you are satisfied funds are showing in your account, we will take the vehicle.

Your Trusted Local Car Buying Service

We are thrilled to introduce our new service, "We Buy Local Cars," designed to support our community by purchasing cars directly from our local area.

If you are looking to sell your car locally and without hassle, we have the perfect solution for you. Our initiative highlights our dedication to boosting the local economy and fostering sustainable practices. By focusing on transactions within our community, we aim to minimize environmental impact, promote local commerce, and provide an effortless, reliable selling experience.

Why Choose Us?

As a family-run business, we believe in the power of community and are committed to making a positive difference. Join us in driving local prosperity and environmental responsibility as we embark on this exciting new venture.

  • Community Focused: We prioritize transactions within our community, reducing our environmental footprint and promoting local commerce.
  • Effortless Selling: Our process is designed to be straightforward and hassle-free, ensuring a smooth experience for sellers.
  • Sustainable Practices: By buying locally, we minimize transportation emissions and support sustainable practices.

Our Legacy of Trust and Integrity

As a trusted family business founded in 1988, we pride ourselves on our services and commitment to serving our community with integrity. Based in Melton Mowbray, we understand the local market and can offer competitive prices for your car.

How It Works

  1. Provide us with basic information about your car to receive a no-obligation quote
  2. We will be in contact with your valuation as soon as possible
  3. After we have checked over your vehicle, we will transfer the funds into your bank account. Once you are satisfied funds are showing in your account, we will take the vehicle.

We invite you to join us in supporting the local economy and embracing sustainable practices. Sell your car with "We Buy Local Cars" and experience the benefits of working with a trusted, community-focused business.