THE online car buying service Webuyanycar has opened in the car park of a Bournemouth supermarket.

The company has added a “pod branch” at the Asda at St Paul’s, Bournemouth.

Webuyanycar said the branch would offer easier access for customers and meet “increasing demand from motorists looking for a fast and simple way to sell their car”.

The branch runs from solar power and will have a paperless sales process.

Richard Evans, head of technical Services at Wwebuyanycar, said: “Our latest opening in Bournemouth is testament to the continued growth of Webuyanycar and our support for customers in the surrounding areas, who we have been buying many thousands of cars from over the years.

“We aim to provide our customers with even more local branches in the area, saving time, hassle and making the whole process even more convenient.’ Webuyanycar runs more than 500 local branches nationwide.

Customers obtain a free valuation from the website before visiting a branch to finalise the sale.

The Manchester-headquartered car buyer employs more than 800 people nationwide.

Mr Evans said: “We are continuing to grow and put customers back in the driving seat, as more and more motorists realise they can negotiate a better deal by not part-exchanging. Our new Bournemouth branch will be open five days a week and will offer instant bank transfers to motorists, saving valuable time.”

Webuyanycar, whose TV ads are fronted by This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield, was founded in 2006 by brothers Noel and Darren McKee.

It says it has helped more than two million people to sell their cars since then. The business is now part of the Farnham-based Constellation Automative Group, along with sister companies including the business-to-business used car marketplace BCA and the consumer used car sales site Cinch.