Whether you’re considering selling your curtainsider, low-loader, refrigerated trailer, bulk tipping trailer or any other type, the short answer is yes – you can sell a damaged or faulty semi-trailer. That said, it’s difficult to understand the realistic value of your damaged or faulty asset, as this will impact how much interest you’re likely to receive from buyers.

Whether your trailer no longer meets the ISO brake testing standard (21069), has blown tyres, poor body condition, has been involved in an accident, or a damaged chassis that needs to be repaired or replaced, there’s still a chance that you can find a buyer willing to purchase your asset “as is”. The key to successfully selling a damaged or faulty semi-trailer is understanding its value, so you can save time and energy by setting a realistic asking price. This will give you the best chance of finding a buyer willing to purchase your asset in its current condition.

Time is of the essence: How can you avoid tyre kickers?

We get it. Your semi-trailer is not only using up valuable space at your workplace but also an eyesore that needs to be dealt with urgently. The sooner you sell your damaged or faulty semi-trailer, the better. One of the first issues you may encounter when listing your trailer for sale on a marketplace website or auction site like eBay is tyre kickers. There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing enquiries come in only to find that all your messages are coming from people asking for more information without any intention of making a purchase or offering you a sum significantly lower than your asking price.

Transparency is key

By being upfront about the condition of your trailer, you can get a price you are happy with without any hassle. At Trailer Trading, we have extensive experience in buying and selling all types of trailers, so we understand the market and what buyers are looking for. We can provide you with an accurate quote, and if you’re happy, our friendly sales team can arrange same-day payment before scheduling a collection at a time that suits your needs. Why can we buy any trailer and offer you a fast quote and a fair price? We’re an experienced exporter and have dongstanding relationships with semi-trailer manufacturers and dealers worldwide. We’re confident that we can find a buyer for your asset, no matter its current condition.

If you’ve been asking yourself, “should I sell my damaged or faulty semi-trailer?” the answer is yes, and the best starting point is selecting your trailer type and completing an enquiry form. If you can complete your trailer’s details and share some high-resolution images, we will have everything we need to provide you with a fast and accurate quote.