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scharkenrider's avatar

I am selling my car to my sister what are the steps to take?

Asked by scharkenrider (14points) December 28th, 2010

what steps do you need to take for a private party car sale?

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Cruiser's avatar

You will need to sign over the title to the car, give her the cars registration card and do write up a bill of sale for the dollar amount to make it official. Here is a more detailed Link on what you need to know with a BOS you can use.

john65pennington's avatar

Cruiser, excellent answer and link, jp

Cruiser's avatar

Thanks @john65pennington I guess we should add that even when giving a car to someone you have to do all of the above and best to “give” the car for at least a token one dollar written in the BOS. Or at least that was what I was told to do to make the exchange a legal transaction.

perspicacious's avatar

Give her a bill of sale and sign the title over to her. The rest is really up to her, but if I were you I would follow up to make sure she has registered the car into her own name. Also, let your insurance company know you have sold the car.

YARNLADY's avatar

In California you must also have a current smog check. Be sure you follow the instructions for your state.

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