Buying a Vehicle


If you are buying a vehicle, ensure that the seller has signed the appropriate section on the vehicle’s title and filled in your information as the vehicle purchaser. The odometer information should be completely filled out, as well as the purchase date and selling price fields. Using the odometer statement, the seller and the buyer must sign the document that shows that they agree on the odometer mileage reading at the time of the sale. The seller of the vehicle should remove the license plate from the vehicle at the time of the transaction. It is your responsibility as the purchaser to obtain a new title and to register the vehicle.

Buying Tips

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Buying a Car or Truck flyer

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