Some of you may already know us, by association with our other business: Family Car Sales ( For those of you who have just stumbled across Family Car Buyers, this blog post is to help shed some light on who we are, what we do, and more importantly, why we do it.

WHO WE ARE: Steve and I, own Family Car Sales (established February 2015), as well as Family Car Buyers (established December 2018). We’re a husband and wife duo, supported by our family, with a great team of staff who work for us.

WHAT WE DO: In the same way that a lot of people work a job to get paid, we buy and sell cars. Our aim for Family Car Buyers is to provide a convenient and hassle-free way for people like you, to sell your cars to us, with instant bank payment. We even come to you!

When our Family Car Buyers system generates a value for you, it does it in good faith. As long as your car has the usual: 2 keys, service history, at least 3 months MOT. Plus is in fair condition for it’s age: I.e no major dent / scuffs, and definitely no repair work needed, then we can usually honour the value that the system generates for you. If your car does have “issues” or is in a worse condition than described above, we may still buy it from you, just at a lower price.

WHY WE DO IT: With Family Car Buyers, we want to provide a local alternative for people, to sell their unwanted cars, instead of them having to go to larger, impersonal places, such as the ones advertised on National TV….. (Philip Schofield –  we see what you’re doing!)

It’s a common misconception that when a “dealer” buys your car, they’re making “shed load of cash” and “living the dream”. That might be some dealers reality, but it’s certainly not ours!

Once we’ve bought a car, we’ll either put it in the auction, or sell it at Family Car Sales. Our aim is to sell quality used cars, that we’re prepared to put our own children in. This means we give all cars the “full works”. For us that’s: Full MOT, Major Service, New Cam-Belt Kit, even Tyres and Brakes! Plus we offer a comprehensive 3 month guarantee on all our retail cars. Oh, and “Her Majesty” takes a whopping great slice of VAT and tax! So at the end of the day, we make a living, not a killing, from buying and selling cars. This is how we support our family.

It’s been a year in the making, but we’re finally ready to “Go Hard or Go Home”, in promoting Family Car Buyers, and more importantly, in providing a convenient way for people like you, to sell their unwanted cars.

Thanks for reading!

Sophie Cator