To sell a car in California, start by contacting the DMV to request a vehicle transfer form, which they will send you through the mail.
If you don’t have a title for your car, also request a duplicate title request form.
Then, take your car to be smog tested, since you will need an up-to-date certification to sell it.29 Mar 2019
How do you sell a car privately?
1. Collect your paperwork
- Locate your car’s title. This is also called a pink slip; it gives you the legal right to sell the car.
- Check with your lender. If you still owe money on your vehicle’s loan, call the lender to find out how to arrange the sale.
- Visit the DMV online.
- Order a vehicle history report.
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Do I need to smog my car before selling it in California?
Your first step as the seller is to have the car inspected, as it is required to sell the car with a valid California Smog Certificate,which is good for 90 days from the date on the document.
Can you sell a car in California with the check engine light on?
Selling a Car with the Check Engine Light Activated & Failure to Smog-check a Vehicle. This certificate is good for 90 days from the date of the sale, but the dealer must have provided this documentation before the buyer leaves the lot with the vehicle in question.
How do I transfer a car title in California?
Gifting. If you’re giving the vehicle as a gift or donating it to a charity, you must notify the California DMV of the change in ownership within 5 days of the gift date. You can do this either online or by mailing a completed Notice of Transfer and Release Liability (Form REG 138).
What paperwork is needed to sell a car?
The bill of sale may need to include certain components, such as the buyer’s name and address, the seller’s name and address, the VIN, a description of the vehicle, selling price and signatures of the buyer and seller. Your Department of Motor Vehicles can inform you of any specific requirements by your state.
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