In a Nutshell
- Same-day payment
- Swift vehicle collection
- Offer stands for seven days
- Not ideal for high-value vehicles
- No guarantee on offer price
Peddle at a Glance
Car Pickup Service
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- Peddle doesn’t provide add-ons with its deals. It’s a simple cash-for-car service.
No matter the condition of your car, Peddle will buy it. So, even if you have an old car that’s not running well, or is ready for the junkyard, you’ll still be eligible for an offer from Peddle. The company also buys trucks, vans, and SUVs. There are some exclusions to the deal:
- Peddle does not accept cars older than 1950.
- Currently, it doesn’t buy motorcycles, scooters, RVs, campers, trailers, or boats.
You’ll get a haggle-free car-selling service with Peddle. You have 7 days to accept the offer before it could change due to market conditions. If you’re not fully satisfied with the quote, you can list your vehicle through Peddle’s buyer network. If you go down this route, you may face long waiting periods and negotiations around price.
Various factors influence the final amount you get for your car, with a major factor being demand: the greater the demand, the higher the quote. Sometimes, even an old vehicle can fetch you a higher price because of its valuable spare parts. But if you’re looking to sell a fairly new car, Peddle may not be the best platform, as you may get an offer that’s lower than its market value. In which case, it may be wise to go through a private dealer for a significantly higher offer.
Also, Peddle doesn’t provide a guaranteed quote. If the agent finds further damage to your car during the final inspection, the instant offer amount will no longer hold. It’s essential to mention all the details of your car’s damaged parts while completing the online form, and be as accurate and honest as possible.
How to Sell a Car with Peddle
Selling your car with Peddle is straightforward. You’ll need to follow four simple steps:
First, answer questions about your car. This step evaluates its current condition, so be prepared to answer questions such as:
Are the wheels mounted and tires inflated?
Does it have a key and a working battery?
What’s the mileage shown on the odometer?
Does it drive?
You should have your VIN handy, so that Peddle can access precise details for your car. This may also increase your chances of receiving a higher quote.
Second, get your instant offer. Once Peddle has a general idea about your car’s condition, it will work out an offer for you within seconds. It’s then up to you whether you want to accept it.
Third, set the pickup date and time. If you agree to the offer, you will arrange a suitable date and time for vehicle collection. On the day itself, a Peddle agent will inspect your vehicle to ensure the conditions match as stated. At this stage, you should have all your paperwork ready and ensure your car title is signed by the registered owner of the car for proof of ownership.
Fourth, on-the-spot payment. If everything is in good order, the Peddle agent will hand you a check and tow your vehicle away. If your vehicle shows extra signs of damage than what was previously discussed, the initial quote is subject to change.
If you get stuck along the way, you have the option of contacting Peddle’s customer support team, who will walk you through the process.
Is Peddle Legit?
Peddle’s legitimacy is proven by the fact that it has bought more than 2 million cars to date (2023). As well as buying cars, the company has resold and repurposed millions of cars across the United States.
It also has more than 90,000 reviews on Trustpilot, and a whopping 85% of customers think it’s “a great platform” for a seamless car-selling experience. Peddle has also earned an A+ rating on the BBB.
Most positive reviews mention how simple and quick the process is for sellers. Many people appreciated Peddle’s customer service team for being extremely supportive and available for guidance. That said, there are a few negative reviews, with the top critical review centering around customers not receiving the “instant offer” amount during the vehicle collection.
What’s Unique About Peddle?
Oftentimes, you can get an offer and schedule your pickup online as soon as you accept an offer - all without having to speak to an agent. Most of Peddle’s customers go through the entire process online without ever speaking to an agent until the day of pick up when the driver calls ahead. Peddle also picks up vehicles without titles. They won’t pick up abandoned vehicles or vehicles without proof of ownership but often times older vehicles can utilize alternative paperwork to complete the sale.
Peddle will buy most four-wheelers in exchange for the instant offer, and the service is haggle-free, so no price negotiations at the time of pickup. You also have the option of listing your vehicle through Peddle’s extensive buyer network.
You're not obliged to accept the instant offer, and even if you have a change of mind upon accepting it, a quick cancellation option is available on the website. There’s also no penalty cost with Peddle.
Help and Support
Peddle is highly regarded for its team of supportive professionals who will walk you through the entire car-selling process on its website (contact them at 855-973-1516). You can also connect with the customer support team via their social media handles on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The support team is prompt, and you can expect a reply within a day or two at the latest.
The website also has an up-to-date and detailed blog section that includes helpful articles about maintenance and repair, as well as the basics of selling a car. The FAQ section is informative, and has answers to most pressing questions you may have before parting with your vehicle.
What About the Peddle App?
Currently, Peddle doesn’t have a mobile app.
Peddle should be your go-to choice if you want to skip the long waiting periods and never-ending haggling of private dealers. And it’s a great option if you have a beat-up four-wheeler, or an old one that barely drives. However, if you have a fairly new car, you may see a better return by selling it through a private dealer who offers a higher quote.
You have seven days to accept Peddle’s instant offer, and once you accept it, an agent will arrive at a pre-arranged pickup spot on the scheduled day. After a thorough inspection, they’ll give you a check based on the previously agreed figure and haul your vehicle away.
In case the agent finds extra damage, be prepared to accept a lower quote than your originally quoted offer. The support team is always ready to assist you, and you can find answers to most questions on Peddle’s FAQ page.
Does Peddle pay in cash?
Peddle prefers to pay by check due to the high volume of daily transactions. You can always ask the pickup agent if they’re willing to pay by cash (at their discretion).
What does Peddle do with my car?
Depending on your car’s condition, Peddle will either resell it, break it down for spare parts, or have it scrapped.
Does Peddle have a same-day pickup option?
This depends on the pickup agent’s availability. You can get the agent’s contact information from your Peddle account and request to schedule a same-day pickup.