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Vehicle Bill of Sale for a Car. Why Do You Need It?

What is a Vehicle Bill of Sale for a Car? And, Why Do You Need It?

By AutoCrisis.com

 (Example Vehicle Bill of Sale form to sell your used car is below)

A vehicle bill of sale is a written agreement by which a used car owner or seller assigns or transfers their rights or interest in the vehicle to the buyer. For someone selling a used car by owner, or, for a used auto sales transaction, a free bill of sale form like ours will come handy in the process.

A vehicle bill of sale agreement form may serve as one of the documents that establishes a buyer's proof of ownership when trying to obtain auto insurance or prove ownership.

Our free vehicle bill of sale template form can be used upon the sale of a car or truck, so you don't need to worry about how to write a bill of sale agreement. Both the seller and the buyer complete the vehicle bill of sale form. Please note that your local DMV may not provide free auto bill of sale forms.
The type of information normally included in a used vehicle bill of sale includes the following:

  1. Year, Make and Model of the vehicle.
  2. Description of vehicle.
  3. Buyer and Seller's names and signatures.
  4. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  5. Purchase price of the vehicle.
  6. Odometer reading, etc.

The buyer retains the original copy of the used auto bill of sale form, and provides it to the DMV with the other acceptable proofs of ownership required when purchasing a tag. Additionally, you may need to notarize the bill of sale document if your state Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) requires that you do so, to transfer the title and purchase your vehicle's tag. The Buyer and Seller can make copies of the bill of sale for record keeping purposes.
Remember! A bill of sale of a motor vehicle is not sufficient proof of car ownership. So, the buyer may need other forms of proof of ownership, such as the vehicle's Title.  Here is our printable car bill of sale form document.
AutoCrisis.com is happy to provide you with this free sample auto bill of sale. Also, to make the process easier, you can use our car seller checklist.