Although many people tend to trade their old vehicle into the dealership before getting a new one, you can also sell it yourself—and usually, get more money for it. One essential item you typically need to sell your car is a title. However, there are some cases where you might not have one. If this is the case, take a look at this guide on how to sell a car with no title.
Prove You Own the Vehicle
If you are going to try and sell your car without a title, you still need to prove that you own the vehicle. A lot of people will take the absence of a title as a sign that the seller stole the vehicle. This is why you want to show the person who is interested in your car some documents that prove this isn’t the case.
- Keep a record of repairs with you throughout your time with the car. This will show the buyer that you’ve had the car for some time, as well as an idea of the work done on by a mechanic.
- If you financed the vehicle, check with your bank to see if they have records proving this and if they will provide you with documentation.
- A final option you have is to show the person interested in buying the car your license and registration.
Get A New One
Another option is to obtain a new title. You can request a replacement title, but many states will require you to provide the documentation mentioned in the section above. In Texas, however, the process is simple. All you must do is apply for a duplicate title at the DMV and provide a photo ID. There is also a fee—$2.00 for a mail-in fee and $5.45 if you do it in person.
If you are looking to sell your car in the Dallas area, with or without a title, reach out to Don’t Trade It In—we can help you make more money on your vehicle quickly.