Buying

Buying or Selling a Vehicle

The following information will assist you with the proper procedures when buying a vehicle in Pennsylvania. The buyer and seller should meet at the office of a notary public, tag service, or motor vehicle dealer to ensure the title application is completed correctly. If the car is financed, the certificate of title in your name will be mailed to the lienholder. If the vehicle is not financed, the certificate of title in your name will be sent directly to you.


 

Acceptable Proof of Ownership Documents

Vehicle ownership documents issued by vehicle manufacturers and titling jurisdictions that provide specific vehicle information and used as the legal document to transfer ownership of the vehicle are known as “proof of ownership” documents. The following are the acceptable proof of ownership documents:

  • Manufacturer Certificate/Statement of Origin (MCO or MSO)
  • Pennsylvania Certificate of Title
  • Out of State Certificate of Title
  • Certificate of Salvage
  • Court Order
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Buying a Vehicle in Maryland?


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How to Properly Buy, Sell, Gift or Donate a Vehicle Through a Private Transaction

If you are selling, buying, gifting or donating a vehicle in Maryland, the transaction can be confusing. That’s why each step is covered in this guide to help you privately sell or buy a vehicle, donate or give the vehicle as a gift.

Buyers and sellers should be aware that private vehicle sales (without a licensed dealer) are not regulated by the MVA. Any legal action regarding the sale, warranties, or consumer rights are the sole responsibility of the buyer and the seller.

Always keep a copy of any transfer of ownership documents or related forms for your records.

If You are Selling the Vehicle
If You are Buying the Vehicle
Has the Vehicle Been Damaged?
Donating a Vehicle to Charity
Giving the Vehicle as a Gift
Unlicensed Dealers vs. Licensed

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Buying and Maintaining a Car | State of California – Department of Justice

Buying and Maintaining a Car

Buying a car – whether new or used – is one of the biggest purchases we make. It is important to take your time in deciding which car to buy and not be pressured by anyone who simply wants your money or your signature on a contract. Once you decide on the vehicle that best fits your needs and budget, shop around for the best price, know the vehicle’s history (if used), and be prepared to walk away from the deal if your questions are not being answered. Before you buy or lease a vehicle:

  • Know the value of the vehicle by checking vehicle pricing guides, newspaper ads, the Internet, or by comparison shopping. Popular publications include the National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) Guides, Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, and Consumer Reports. Some may charge for this information.
  • Always read and understand your purchase contract. Carefully
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Used car checklist – what to look for when buying

From handy hints on how to spot if a car is stolen to alterations on the mileage, here’s our essential list of questions to ask, and items to check when you’re viewing a used car.

If you buy a used car privately, it’s a case of ‘Buyer Beware’. You don’t have the same legal protection as when buying from a dealer.  It’s up to you to ask the right questions and check the car thoroughly before you buy.

If you don’t feel confident about carrying out any of these checks or if you just want a second opinion, we offer car checking services.

 

Used car checklist

Documents
  • Can the seller show you the V5C registration document? You won’t be able to tax the car without it.
  • Is the seller the registered keeper shown on the V5C? If not, why are they selling it for someone else?
  • Does the registration document have a watermark?
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New Car Buying Tips, How To Buy A New Car Below Invoice Price

This web site features new car buying tips
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What Car Dealers Don’t Want You to Know. Mark also wrote
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Car Buying Secrets, Car Buying Advice and Car Buying Tips to Save You Money When Buying and Financing a Vehicle!

 Welcome To InsiderCarSecrets.com  

webmaster & janitor Tony Iorio

Thanks for visiting my website! My name is Tony Iorio. I am a 37 year veteran of the car business. If you want to learn how to buy a new or used car at the lowest possible price with the best car financing available . . .without being badgered and ripped-off at every turn, then you’re in the right place.

You will also learn how to trade a car even if you owe money on it, the best time to buy a car, How to try to get a car loan with bad credit, how to avoid problems when financing your car through a dealer, what goes on behind the scenes in a car dealership during a car deal and many other aspects of the car buying process.

You will find no theory here – only actual proven facts from my own hands on car dealership experience!

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Car Buying Guide for New and Used Vehicles

Welcome to the best free car buying guide! We have been educating car buyers since 1999. We cover everything you need to know about buying new or used cars and avoiding car dealer scams. We will review key resources like TrueCar and RydeShopper.

Complete guide to buying a new car. We will help you avoid the traditional negotiating hassles. You will learn how to get the best deal and avoid all of the common dealer tricks and scams.

Learn all of the important steps when buying a used car. We will cover all topics including choosing a car, getting quotes, negotiating with the seller and protecting yourself from buying a lemon.

We give you the truth that dealers don’t want you to know. We level the playing field, teaching you how to get the best price on a car, while allowing for a fair dealer profit. We give you useful,

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Buying a Used Car – Advice, Negotiation Tips and Avoiding Scams

Last Modified: March 25, 2020 by Jeff Ostroff | Originally Published August 12, 2000

Buying a used car can be a tricky process to navigate because no two used cars are the same. Each car has it’s unique history which can either work in your favor or become your biggest nightmare. In addition to the steps required to get a good deal on a new car, when buying a used vehicle there are additional steps you must be aware of. We will also review the top used car sites like RydeShopper, TrueCar and Cars.com.

One of the most important steps is to make sure to run a used car history report in addition to having a certified mechanic inspect the car on a lift. Why should you spend your hard earned money on a mechanic? It’s better to pay for a mechanic now than spend thousands on repairs later.

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Buying a new car in 2019? READ and SAVE $$$

Last Modified: March 17, 2020 by Jeff Ostroff  | Originally Published May 7, 1999

Using our car buying advice and tools, you’ll get a great deal that is more than fair for the dealership. If you set out to and aren’t prepared, then prepare to get ripped off, it’s that simple. We’ll explain how to get the most out of tools like TrueCar and RydeShopper.

People have no problem taking weeks to plan a vacation, but don’t spend a few hours doing research before they buy a $30,000 vehicle. Remember, the lowest price is not always the best “deal.” There are other factors that you need to take into account. You’ll be able to save a ton of money by following our advice.

1. The Best Car Price Doesn’t Mean You Got a Good Deal

A good deal means that you were treated fairly and the

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New Cars, Used Cars, Car Buying Guide

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Buying a New or Used Car can be one of the most chaotic, intimidating, and frustrating experiences you will encounter.

AutoFinder.com has been helping car buyers since 1999 by eliminating the negatives associated with purchasing a New or Used Car.The reason is simple, all car dealers in our network recognize today’s consumer has changed. They have more tools available to educate themselves and are no longer willing to play the games of the past.The Dealers in our network understand this and realize the consumer is interested primarily in the Best Price, and the smoothest transaction. Using our service bypasses the typical showroom salesperson and the commission associated with the purchase.The lead is handled direct by the internet sales office and their job is to offer the best price quote on a new or used car lose your business. Simply fill out the short form

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