Welcome to ADESA car sales

ADESA Europe is an online auction platform for the car trade industry. We use our experience and professional expertise to help you move vehicles quickly, effortlessly and for top market prices. We’ve sold over 74.000 vehicles for sellers from all across Europe.    

Our vision is clear and simple: we aim to be Europe’s leading vehicle remarketing site, and to bring you the best deals from across the continent. Everything we do is carried out respectfully, ethically and with integrity. 

ADESA Europe operates under the umbrella of our parent company, KAR Global. This means we utilise the full power of the entire KAR Global platform, giving us access to industry-leading data, analytics, and cutting-edge technology. This is a unique advantage that can’t be found anywhere else in Europe!

As a professional intermediary, we take all the hassles out of used-car sales. Sellers and buyers only ever speak to us. We handle all the logistics, payments and paperwork, so the process is simple and stress free from start to finish.  

Our cars are the best on the web. We offer a wide range of end-of-contract lease vehicles, fleet cars, pre-owned company cars, stock cars, dealership trade-ins, ex-rental cars and more. And we find buyers for all types of used vehicles: passenger cars, vans, light trucks, and even damaged cars and vehicles that are beyond repair.  

Sold cars across Europe
Registered buyers

All about our cars

Our cars come to us from leasing companies, fleet owners and dealers. And they’re sold to car traders and dealers from all across Europe. The cars we sell are usually three to four years old, with mileages somewhere between 80,000 and 200,000 km. About a quarter of them are younger, with less distance in their rear-view mirrors.

We offer a level of transparency that’s rare in the used-car industry. We collect all the necessary data about each vehicle before it goes to auction. The details are displayed on our site, along with a comprehensive damage report, so buyers always know exactly what to expect.

Benefit from our broad, international network

Tapping into our extensive network of buyers is the best way to sell your vehicles for top market prices. The more interested buyers there are, the higher the bids. We have more than 100,000 registered buyers from over 50 different countries. This means you access international marketplaces and free yourself from local limitations. Plus, there’s no need to worry about cross-border complications—we handle the export logistics and all the associated paperwork for you.

We put your needs first

Our number-one priority is to make car sales easy for you. We understand that selling cars isn’t the only thing on your to-do list, so we make it a hassle-free process. When you start selling cars online with us, you’re partnered with your own personal contact. From that moment onwards, they’re the only person you need to speak to. You never negotiate with buyers—even better, you don’t have contact with them at all. All communication is taken care of by us.

This is a fast-paced world, and you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we never leave you waiting. We guarantee a short turnaround time. Those old vehicles will be off your lot in just a few days. The paperwork isn’t your problem; we take care of all the administration for you. And you never need to chase up payments—that’s our job. We’ll pay you the full amount for your sale within two working days of you approving the bid.

Enjoy our easy sales process

Selling cars doesn’t need to be complicated. We implement four easy steps to success: inspection, auction, sale and delivery. And you barely need to lift a finger. We’ll have an initial chat with you about your expectations and how you’d like the process to run. After that, you don’t have to do a thing until we present you with the best offer.

The first step in the process is to gather all the necessary details about the vehicle, including photos, a detailed description, damage report and all the necessary ownership papers. You are able to provide this information yourself, arrange a professional inspection or ADESA is able to arrange this inspection for you (see table below).

ADESA can arrange an inspection for:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
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If you need any help preparing this paperwork, please contact us. Once we have all the vehicle details, we’ll facilitate the auction from start to finish. We handle all the communication with buyers.

When it comes to accepting an offer, the ball is completely in your court. If it doesn’t meet your expectations, you’re under no obligation to sell and you won’t be charged fees if you don’t. No sale, no fees!

After you sign off on a bid, you’ll receive your payment within two days. We handle the logistics of collecting and delivering the car. You don’t have to organise a thing, and there’s nothing left to worry about.

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Wondering how you can optimise your car sales with ADESA?

Contact us for a complimentary consultation. One of our friendly experts will discuss your needs with you, tailor a plan for optimising your car sales, and answer all your questions. It’s completely obligation free. You’ll receive insider tips and tricks for maximising sales success, but if you don’t like the solutions we offer, you’re free to walk away. We doubt you’ll want to, but it’s completely up to you.

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