Search
Search & Choose State
A couple buying a car

Used Car Checklist: Covering Your Bases When Buying or Selling

by Melissa Crumish on

Both buying and selling a used car can be stressful processes. Why not start with a checklist and make things easier on yourself? Things to Consider When Shopping for Used Vehicles Before agreeing to buy a used car and inking your name to the car title, order a vehicle history report. These reports can be […]

Continue Reading
Couple looking at a car
Where to Get a Bill of Sale by Cara Hopkins on

Whether you are driving a brand new vehicle off a dealership’s lot or you found a hidden gem from a private owner on the Internet, buying a car carries with it some basic legal responsibilities. Let the Dealership Handle Your Paperwork New or used vehicles purchased from a licensed dealer have the added benefit that […]

Continue Reading
Handing over a car key
When to Use a Bill of Sale by Nadia Ibanez on

Handing over a used car to a new owner might seem like a simple process, but there are a few necessary requirements you don’t want skip. What Is a Bill of Sale? In many states, a bill of sale is one of these requirements. Generally, the seller presents this document; however, if you’re buying a […]

Continue Reading
A pen on a bill of sale
What Is a Bill of Sale? by Alicia Sparks on

Are you familiar with invoices? Surely you’re familiar with receipts. Well, think of a bill of sale as a combination of an invoice and a receipt. Not only does it act as a record of the transaction, but also it includes all the specifics of the goods. Who Needs a Bill of Sale? Some states […]

Continue Reading
Woman using a calculator and laptop
Sales Tax and Title Transfer Fees by Melissa Crumish on

Vehicle Sales Tax and Title Transfer Fees Be sure, when budgeting for a new car, to account for the possibility of sales tax and title transfer fees. In the excitement of the purchase, it’s easy to overlook these two after-the-fact charges. Car Sales Tax Excuse yourself from reading this section if you reside in Delaware, […]

Continue Reading
Man handing woman car keys
Changing Vehicle Ownership: Why Title Transfers Matter by Kat Saks on

Whether you’ve sold or given away your vehicle – or bought or been given a new car – there’s a process to switching vehicle ownership. Namely, you have to transfer the title. Before you drive off, make sure your transaction is official by completing your state’s title transfer requirements. Title Transfer Basics The title is […]

Continue Reading