I’ve sold my car. What do I do next?

Congratulations! You’ve sold your car but what next? See below for a few tips to help you get everything in order before your car changes hands. 


Make sure your transfer paperwork is in order 

Vehicle Transfer, Change of Ownership or Notice of Disposal’ forms need to be completed (signed by both the buyer and seller) when a car is sold.  We also recommend you call your state authority and notify them that the car has been sold. In some states, the responsibility lies with the seller to prepare and submit the transfer papers, while in others, it’s up to the buyer.  Either way, it’s important that the seller keeps a copy of the form as a record of transfer and date of sale. 


Prepare a receipt of sale 

While this document is not legally binding, it’s a good way of keeping a record of the sale and all relevant details. Print or email a receipt of sale document.


Notify your insurance and roadside assistance providers 

Remember to call your insurance and roadside assistance companies and notify them of the sale of the car as well as any new purchase to ensure you stay protected on the road. 


Transfer your tollway tag or pass 

Before getting into your new car, make sure your tollway account has been transferred across. 


Remove your ad from carsales 

Finally, once the sale is complete don’t forget to remove your ad from carsales. You can find out more information on how to do this in your carsales Account. 



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