Our premise is simple: we think you'll get the best deal when selling your car by offering it to lots of potential buyers.

AUTOMATED.IE is an inexpensive and easy way for you to achieve this. It's quick and easy to create a car profile. We'll send the profile to all the dealers in our network who have said they are looking to buy a car like yours. They submit offers to purchase your car and you simply choose the offer that is best for you.

We only disclose your contact details to the dealer once you’ve accepted their offer.

Just create a car profile, wait for offers and select the one that's best for you. Most offers are received within 48 hours of your profile going live.

Creating a profile only takes a few minutes. You can upload photos of your car directly from your phone. We then need some information on any damage, servicing history and important features.

We currently only allow for car profiles to be created and sent to dealers for cars under 15 years old and which have a reading of less than 300,000 kilometres.

No. We won't buy your car from you. We'll advertise your car out to our network of dealers. If you accept an offer from one of these buyers, they will buy the car directly from you.

We work with franchises and independents. Our network covers the whole of the Republic of Ireland and includes dealers looking to buy most makes, models, ages and conditions of cars.

Yes - we can still put your car out to our dealers if it has financing secured on it. Most dealers will be happy to liaise with the finance company direct to clear the loan and then pay the remaining balance to you. If the amount owed is more than the value of your car then you will need to pay the difference to the finance company.

Many dealers will be happy to buy a car with cosmetic or even mechanical problems - but it's critical that they are aware of them from the outset. When you create your car profile, we ask that you fully disclose any known issues and provide photographs of scratches or dents so that dealers can make an offer accordingly. If they find unexpected damage on handover of the vehicle, it is likely they will reduce their offer or even withdraw it altogether - as quite simply, the car has not been described accurately.

We only send completed car ads to our dealer network. If your ad is missing photos, or you haven't completed the description and damage report, then it cannot be submitted.

Please login to AUTOMATED.IE and check that your ad has been submitted. If it hasn’t, then you will need to complete and submit it, along with any payments. If you’re not sure what to do, please contact us at help@automated.ie.

Most offers are made in the first 48 hours of your car profile going live. Once you have accepted an offer you will need to arrange handover directly with the buyer.

No - you are under no obligation to accept an offer. We think we'll be able to get you the highest possible trade price for your car. If you're not happy with the price or handover options you receive, we encourage you to contact the dealers to see if they can come closer to your expectations, but if you're still not happy you can simply choose not to accept any of them.

Your ad will expire after 30 days, at which point we will stop marketing your car to our dealers.

Yes, our fee is just 4.99 euro.

Occasionally we have cars offered for sale that no dealer in our network is looking to buy. If this is the case, or indeed you receive less than two offers, AUTOMATED.IE will refund your payment in full.

In the vast majority of cases, dealers have paid the offer amount. On the exceptional occasion where there has been a reduction from the offer price it has been because of undisclosed damage.

Instant offers from our network of dealers will assume that there is no damage to your vehicle and that the car has been serviced regularly etc. If you accept an instant car buying service offer and there is damage to your vehicle then it is likely that the final price paid will be lower.

Should a deal fall through, we may re-advertise your car to our dealers. However, it will be critical that any problems which caused a previous deal to collapse are now highlighted.

You will get paid by the dealer who buys your car from you. We simply collect offers from our network and match you to a dealer. We are not involved with the actual transaction.