How to Buy a Car in Another State

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Sometimes, the car of your dreams is across state lines instead of in Waco. Are you asking yourself “can I buy a car out of state?”. You’re not the only one! Specifics such as taxes, fees and registration can be daunting to figure out why attempting to buy a car out of state, on top of getting through the purchasing process. Don’t take on this task by yourself. Allow Allen Samuels Auto Group to give instructions so you can have a smooth transition from your current car to your new car! We’ll get you back on Aransas Pass roads in no time. Read below for information on how to buy a car in another state.

Registration, Taxes and Fees

After you’ve purchased your new car, you’ll want to head to your local DMV. There, you’ll be able to register that car in the state you’re from and have that state’s license plate. Make sure to follow the instructions below and bring along the following documents so the time in the DMV is efficient:

  1. 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.
  2. When you visit your local DMV, bring the following items with you:
    1. Bill of sale
    2. Completed application for vehicle transaction form
    3. Title of the vehicle signed by the previous owner
    4. Lienholders’ names and address
    5. Filled out odometer disclosure state for title transfer
    6. Tax Form RUT-50 Private Party Vehicle Tax Transaction
    7. Registration Fees
    8. Proof of insurance
    9. Proof of residency

When you are able to speak to an employee at the DMV, notify them that you bought a car out of state and want to register it with your current address. The clerk will likely return the bill of sale back to you, but they will keep the original state’s title. They may also require you to pay the difference in sales tax between the two states if there is one. Once that’s taken care of, you can expect to receive your new title in the mail.

Where to Find an Allen Samuels Location Near You

With Allen Samuels Auto Group, you’re not confined to just Hutchinson. We’re in multiple states and cities, from Oklahoma City, OK to Jackson, TN to Waco, Texas. Whether you’re looking for a brand new vehicle for yourself or a used, safe vehicle for your new teen driver, we’ve got you covered. Our finance department will guide you through the purchasing process and answer any questions you may have about buying a car out of state.

Visit Any One of Our Dealerships in the U.S.!

Now that you know how to buy a car in another state, allow our staff at Allen Samuels Auto Group to help you find the perfect car that fits your Waco lifestyle. We’ll help you cross state lines to make sure you get the vehicle you need! If you’re looking to trade in your vehicle, use our value your trade tool to get an estimate of what you can receive for your vehicle. We hope to see you soon!


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