“Can I buy a car out-of-state?” you ask? Of course. If you’ve been eyeing an out-of-state deal and have been wondering about how to buy a car in another state, the process is simple. First, you’ll want to check out the competitively priced new vehicle specials at Mercedes-Benz of West Covina. We’re almost sure we can save Covina and La Puenta drivers the trip to Nevada with a great deal. Next you will want to fill out a pre-approval, and then get in touch with Mercedes-Benz of West Covina. That said, if you’ve spotted a steal at our dealership from Arizona or Nevada, we’re happy to guide you through the steps of buying a car out-of-state.

Registering a Car Bought in Another State

When buying a car out-of-state, it’s important for Baldwin and Glendora drivers to know that the vehicle will be registered and titled in that state. This means you’ll need to re-register the vehicle to your address in your home state. To do this:

  • Ask your salesman for a bill of sale. Then find your local DMV. We recommend the website: DMV Near Me.
  • Before making the trip to your DMV, gather these items:
  • Bill of sale
  • Completed application for vehicle transaction form
  • Title of the vehicle signed by the previous owner
  • Lienholders’ names and address
  • Filled out odometer disclosure state for title transfer
  • Tax Form RUT-50 Private Party Vehicle Tax Transaction
  • Registration Fees
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof of residency

Once you arrive, let your clerk know that you bought your vehicle out-of-state and want to register it to your home address.

  • The clerk will likely keep your out-of-state title. From there, you’ll likely be asked to pay the gap in sales tax.
  • Wait for your title to come in the mail.

Taxes and Fees on Out-of-State Cars

You know how to buy a car out-of-state, but why is buying a car from another state a good idea? Conventional wisdom would have that you could save by buying a car out-of-state in a state with lower sales tax. The reality is that in most cases, you will be required to pay the difference in sales tax when you retitle your car. Even when this isn’t the case, the difference is negligible. As regards getting a better deal when buying a car from another state, finding an at-home dealer to price-match should be relatively easy.

Visit Mercedes-Benz of West Covina!

You have answers to the question, “can I buy a car out-of-state?” You know how to buy a car out-of-state. Now we hope that Whittier drivers will give Mercedes-Benz of West Covina a chance to prove our competitive rates before taking an unnecessary day trip.

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