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How to Buy a Car in Another State

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If you’re ready to purchase a new vehicle, and happen to find one you love out of state, our team at Sawyer Chevrolet, Inc. near Hudson can help you learn more about the process. So what typically goes into the process of buying a vehicle out of state and what types of paperwork will you need to complete that are different from buying a vehicle in state? In order to help you buy a car in another state, our finance expertshave put together this helpful guide. Read on to learn more.

 

 

Registering a Car Bought in Another State

When you purchase a new car for sale in another state, you may be wondering how to register that car in the state you’re from. There are only a few documents you’ll need to add your license plate on a vehicle that was driven over state lines.

Ask for a bill of sale that has the purchase price you paid listed clearly and find your local DMV on a website like DMV Near Me. Then you’ll need to bring the following documents:

  • Bill of sale
  • Completed application for vehicle transaction form
  • Title of the vehicle signed by the previous owner
  • Lienholders’ names and address
  • Filled out odometer disclosure state for title transfer
  • Tax Form RUT-50 Private Party Vehicle Tax Transaction
  • Registration Fees
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof of residency

When you visit the DMV, let the clerk know that the vehicle was purchased out of state with the intent of titling and registering it at your current address. So what happens next? Here are the next steps:

  1. The clerk will most likely return your bill of sale, but they will keep your %%di_state%% title, and ask that you pay the appropriate difference in sales tax between the two states. 
  2. Keep your eye on your mailbox for a new title.

Taxes and Fees on Out-of-State Cars

Beyond the purchase of your new vehicle, you’ll need to pay your local sales tax, the difference between %%di_state%% and other states’ sales tax, and any applicable processing fees at your DMV should you purchase the model in %%di_state%%. You don’t have to worry about paying hundreds out of pocket since the process is likely the same as if you were registering a new car from Saugerties.

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Have more questions about buying a car in another state or about your financing options at Sawyer Chevrolet, Inc. near Windham? Our finance team can help. Contact us today for more information as well as to get the process started on a new vehicle from Sawyer Chevrolet, Inc..

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