August has always been a good time to buy a used car. The new registrations come out in September, so it’s when people start to offload their older models ready to take delivery of their shiny new wheels.

More and more people are eschewing the meagre trade-in values offered by car dealers and selling privately. And one of the best places we’ve found that caters for both buyers and sellers is

What we really like is the simple sliding filters - tell it your buying budget and what your running costs should ideally be and it removes all the cars that don’t fit the bill.

If you're selling, the tools provided are a doddle to use, from finding out what yours is worth to putting you in touch with dealers who will pay cash for your car.

Using this site means shifting your old banger in time to pick up a new car next month is a very real possibility.