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How to Sell a Car in California

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Are you wondering how to sell a car in California? The process can be confusing for Los Angeles residents unless you sell your used car to Nissan of Downtown L.A.. We take care of everything so that you don’t have to know how to sell your car. But, we’re here to help, so we’ve put together the “5 Steps to sell a car in California” guide below. We even talk about how to sell a car with a loan.

5 Steps to Sell a Car in California

If you’re confused about how to sell you your car, we’ve got you covered. Just follow the steps below on how to sell a car in California:

  1. Get all your paperwork together. At a minimum, you’ll need the Certificate of Title or Application for Duplicate Title or Paperless Title (REG 227) signed by all sellers and lienholders, a notarized Lienholder’s release (if you haven’t paid the car off, yet), or a replacement title from the lender. You will also need the Transfer fee (FFVR 34). You may also need, among other forms, the Lien Satisfied/Title Holder Release (REG 166) and/or an odometer disclosure unless your vehicle is a 2010 model year or older.
  2. If your vehicle is more than 4 years old, you will need a smog inspection.
  3. Gather the funds to pay transfer, title registration, taxes, and fees upon sale of the vehicle.
  4. Fill out and sign all paperwork with the buyer.
  5. Turn all the paperwork into the DMV.

How to Sell a Car with a Loan

If you’ve paid off the loan on your car, you will need the title with the lienholder section signed, dated, and stamped, as well as the Lien Satisfied Title Holder Release Form (REG 166). But if you still owe on your car loan, like a lot of Huntington Park drivers, you may be wondering how to sell your car. If you want to sell to a private buyer, you will need to pay off the loan before they can register it. But it’s much easier when you sell to a dealership like Nissan of Downtown L.A.. We just take over the rest of your loan and add that amount to the loan on your new vehicle. It’s so easy, you don’t even have to know how to sell a car with a loan.

Skip the Hassle and Sell Your Car to Nissan of Downtown L.A.

You don’t need to know how to sell a car in California. Just bring it in to Nissan of Downtown L.A.. We’ll take care of all the paperwork. We’ll give you the fairest offer we possibly can. You can even know what your car is worth before you get here. We’re just down the road from South Gate and Bell Gardens, so drop by or contact us today!

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