Selling Your Car

Get the basics of selling a car online or locally. Find out more on required paperwork such as the bill of sale & release of liability.

In This Section
  • Guide to Selling Your Car

    Be prepared to sell your car by reading this guide and knowing the steps to take to get the best deal.

  • Selling Your Car Online

    If you’re planning on selling a vehicle online, you’ll need to know where to sell and what to post to get the best buyer for your car.

  • Selling Your Car Locally

    Selling your car to a local buyer can save you a lot of time and effort. Here are some tips when selling your car locally to get the best exposure.

  • Paperwork When Selling a Car

    Be prepared with the appropriate paperwork & applications when you sell a car.

  • Release of Liability

    Whether you are buying or selling a used vehicle, learn how to obtain a release of liability & additional paperwork from the state motor vehicle agency.

  • Bill of Sale Form

    Document a vehicle purchase or sale with a bill of sale. Download a bill of sale form that is ready to fill out, print & sign.

  • Bill of Sale Requirements

    Bill of sale requirements & information, listed by state.

  • Odometer Disclosure Statement

    Get an odometer disclosure statement when changing vehicle ownership in your state. Title transfers require the owner to provide an accurate odometer reading.

  • State Regulations

    Find DMV regulations by state for buying & selling vehicles.

  • Vehicle Pricing Sources

    When selling your car, make sure you price it accurately by using online and offline vehicle pricing sources, including those used by dealers and banks.

  • Scams to Avoid When Selling a Car

    If you are selling a car, this page will alert you of potential scams you may encounter and ways to avoid them.

  • Where to Advertise a Vehicle

    If you’re planning on selling a vehicle, you have multiple advertising options. This guide gives examples of online and print advertising for your used car.

  • Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Car

    Make sure you sell your car with success by avoiding these common mistakes many car sellers make.

  • DMV Alternatives to Buying & Selling

    There’s a lot to complete after buying or selling a car. Here are some suggestions for avoiding the long lines of the DMV.

  • Negotiating a Used Car Sale

    Savvy negotiation makes all the difference when selling your used car. Here are some tips to get the best deal when negotiating your used car sale.

  • Preparing Your Car to Sell

    If you’re selling your vehicle, make sure you’ve done all the necessary preparation to find the perfect buyer and make the sale a smooth process.

  • Tips for Selling a Car on eBay

    eBay can be a great resource for selling your vehicle. Here are some tips on how to use eBay to sell your car quickly and easily.

  • How to Create an Effective Car Ad

    A good or bad car ad could make or break the sale of your vehicle. Here are some tips on creating a car ad that’s effective and noteworthy.

  • Safety Practices When Selling a Car

    Make sure you protect yourself from fraud or danger when selling your car ti a private party. Here are some safety practices to use when selling your car.

  • Test Drive Etiquette for Selling a Car

    A good test drive can pave the way for a smooth sale. Here are some etiquette tips to keep in mind as you offer your vehicle to potential buyers to test drive.

  • Questions Car Buyers Ask Sellers

    When selling a vehicle, being prepared for a buyer’s questions is key in making the selling process go smoothly. Here are some potential questions a buyer may ask.

  • How the Economy Impacts Selling a Vehicle

    Economic trends can greatly affect how quickly you sell a vehicle and for what price. Read on for economic factors to consider when selling a car.

  • Mileage Milestones for Vehicles

    The mileage on your vehicle makes a huge difference in its resale value. Here are some vehicle mileage milestones to consider when selling a car.

  • Best Times to Sell Your Car

    Holidays, seasons, mileage, and the economy can all impact how your vehicle sells. Here are some of the best times to sell your vehicle quickly.

  • Selling an Inexpensive Vehicle

    Low-priced vehicles are still able to turn a profit. Here are some tips for selling your vehicle at a low price.

  • Selling vs. Trading In a Car

    Here’s a general guide to the pros and cons of trading your car in versus selling your car to a private party.

  • Preparing for a Buyer's Call

    Once you’ve listed your vehicle for sale, you’ll need to be prepared for buyers to call you. Here are some tips to prepare for a buyer’s call.

  • Photographing a Car for Sale

    Photos can make or break the sale of your car. Here are some tips for taking great pictures to attract buyers to your vehicle.

  • Selling a Car with a Lien

    If your vehicle has a lien on it, selling it will require some additional steps and considerations. Use this guide to sell your car with a lien.