How Do You List a Used Car for Sale on Craigslist?

How Do You List a Used Car for Sale on Craigslist?

Those interested in selling a used car on Craigslist can visit and click the tab for Post to Classifieds. The website then walks users through the process of creating the appropriate post.

The first question Craigslist asks is what type of post you are looking to create. To list a vehicle for sale, select the option For Sale by Owner. On the next page, select the category Cars & Trucks.

At this point, a form must be completed giving details about the car for sale. Mandatory information includes the make and model, year, fuel type, title status and transmission. You must also enter a post title and body text. This is a good place to describe the history of a vehicle, as well as highlight any extra features or flaws it may have. Optional information includes details such as condition, color and mileage. Setting a price and location for the vehicle is recommended, as it makes the post more visible to potential buyers.

An email account is also required for posting, but Craigslist offers an email relay service to prevent others from being able to access personal information. Entering a phone number is optional.

On the next page, you have the opportunity to upload pictures of the vehicle being sold. At this point, review all the information entered, and submit the final post.