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AutomoDeal review

Sell your car online in almost any condition – with quick appraisal, pick-up and payment.

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AutomoDeal is a convenient car-buying service for Edmontonians who want to skip the hassle of selling a car privately. All you have to do is fill out a quick application to get an offer. A rep will then come and appraise your car in person and finalize the deal. The best part is you can sell a car to them in almost any shape – even if it has minor damage, a previous accident or an outstanding loan.
  • Fast, easy application
  • Same-day payment
  • Accepts cars with cosmetic or mechanical issues
  • Only in Edmonton
  • Will not buy rebuilt or salvaged cars
  • Only pay by bank draft
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What is AutomoDeal?

AutomoDeal is a no-hassle vehicle-buying service located in Edmonton, Alberta. It is locally owned and licensed by the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC). All you need to do is fill out an application, book an appraisal, fill out some paperwork and hand over your keys. The platform is free to use and you’re under no obligation to proceed with an offer.

Is AutomoDeal legitimate?

AutomoDeal seems like a legitimate company. It is licensed to operate in Alberta and has high reviews across various platforms including Google, AutoDir and Nicelocal. It also has a relatively modern website, an email and phone number, and a location in Edmonton that you can visit in person.

Where is AutomoDeal available?

AutomoDeal is currently available in Edmonton. You will need to be in the proximity of its physical location (16696 113 Ave NW) to use its services. You may be able to use the service in nearby cities, but you’ll need to organize your own way back home when you drop off your car.

What we like about AutomoDeal

  • Free service. It won’t cost you anything to use the platform.
  • Fast. Complete an application in under five minutes and sell your car in a couple of days from start to finish.
  • No obligation. You can accept or decline the offer, even in the late stages of the deal.
  • Same-day payment. After the appraisal, AutomoDeal will pay you by bank draft before it takes possession of your car.
  • Financed car is okay. You can sell your car with a loan on it as long as the loan is worth less than the offer you get (or you can agree to pay the difference).
  • Accepts damage and mechanical issues. AutomoDeal will often buy cars even if they have cosmetic or mechanical issues.
  • Free shuttle. If you drive your car in and are based in Edmonton, you can get a free ride home when you hand over the keys.

What to watch out for

  • Based in Edmonton. You’ll need to be located near the in-person location in Edmonton to use the service (or be able to drive your car in from afar).
  • No rebuilt or salvaged cars. You won’t be able to sell your car to AutomoDeal if it’s got rebuilt or salvage status, even if it’s driveable.
  • Get paid by bank draft. The company pays by bank draft, which is strange in the age of e-Transfers. Make sure the money is in your account before you hand over your keys.
  • Price could be lower than a private sale. You might get less for the car than you would if you were to take the time and energy required to make a private sale.

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TypeBidding siteOnline dealer
Requirements2010 or newer, up to 150,000km2013 or newer, up to 160,000km
Accepts cars with a loan on itYesYes
Serviced areasOntario (Greater Toronto Area), BC (Greater Vancouver Area), Alberta (Edmonton and Calgary)BC, Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan

How much will I get for my car?

The price you get for your car will depend on several factors, such as the general trends around the make and model of your car, supply and demand in the market and your car’s condition. Some examples of when you might get a lower price include if your car is older, has a high number of kilometres, has a low safety rating, guzzles gas or is in poor condition.

Is my car eligible?

Most cars will be eligible for AutomoDeal. Once you apply and receive an offer, an AutomoDeal agent will come out to your house to appraise your car and deal with the paperwork. They will decide whether your car is eligible for purchase.

The only way your car will be absolutely denied is if the car has rebuilt/salvage status or you can’t produce your proof of ownership (you’ll need to provide your ID and registration at the time of sale).

How to sell your car on AutomoDeal

You can sell your car on AutomoDeal in a matter of days by following these steps:

  1. Visit the AutomoDeal website and fill out the online application. Be sure to disclose any vehicle damage or mechanical issues at the time of application.
  2. An AutomoDeal representative will contact you with an offer for your vehicle.
  3. Accept the offer and book an in-person appraisal, either at the Edmonton location or at your home.
  4. An AutomoDeal representative will attend the appointment and conduct a brief inspection and test drive.
  5. As long as all goes well – accept the deal, fill out the necessary paperwork and hand over your keys. You’ll need to provide your licence and registration to finalize the deal.
  6. AutomoDeal will pay you by bank draft. If you’re at the Edmonton location, you can get a ride home by shuttle.

Bottom line

AutomoDeal is an Edmonton-based car-buying service that will buy your car, even if it’s in rough condition. The service is quick and convenient, and you can sell your car in a matter of days, with no haggling and no hassle. Just be aware that you may not get the best price for your car if you go with this option. In some cases, private sellers or dealers will offer more, so it pays to compare your options.

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