Valid smog certificate (if you renewed your registration in the last 90 days before the official transfer and you already submitted a smog certificate, you do not need a new one.
You will, however, need to sign a document that states this) Odometer reading (if car is less than 10 years old)
How do you sell a car privately?
Here’s how to remove the stress and maximize the cash when you sell your car privately, rather than trading it in to a dealer.
Sell your car in 7 steps:
- Collect your paperwork.
- Set an asking price.
- Give your car curb appeal.
- Create ads that sell.
- Screen callers carefully.
- Set up a test drive.
- Close the deal.
Do I need to smog my car before selling it in California?
As the vehicle seller, you are legally required to provide the buyer with a valid smog certificate at the time of sale. The buyer should also be informed that the provided smog certification is only valid for 90 days after the date it is issued.
What paperwork do I need to sell my car privately?
What Paperwork Do I Need to Sell My Car?
- Vehicle history report.
- Maintenance records.
- Warranty documentation.
- As-Is documentation.
- Odometer disclosure.
- Bill of Sale.
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