Selling & Buying a Car

Helpful Tips
When buying and/or selling a car, be sure to keep the following in mind:
  • Be cautious of the low priced bargain car.
  • Beware of fast sell pressures.
  • Check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if it has been altered.
  • Be suspicious of fresh paint on a car.
  • Verify that the inspection sticker and the license tag are current and are from the same state.
  • Do not accept duplicate car keys.
  • Complete all paper work at the time of the sale.
  • If you are selling a car, never allow a person to test drive the vehicle alone.
  • Ask to see an interested buyer's drivers license, and write down the name, address, driver's license number, etc.
  • Make certain the driver's door contains a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label. This label is often called a mylar sticker, and it contains the Vehicle Identification Number. Presence of the label is required by law.