How can I sell my car in Texas?

I've had two cars for a while and want to get rid of my older one. What is the best way to sell my car in Texas?

Answer
Selling a car in Texas is a straightforward process, and you can find all the required paperwork online.
Before you get started, remember to make a copy of your vehicle history report. This isn’t mandatory, but potential buyers will feel more comfortable when they can access the vehicle’s history and service records.
Once you find a buyer and agree on the price, follow these steps to finalize your sale:
  • Fill out the title (if you have lost the title, complete the Texas DMV Form VTR-34).
  • Have the buyer complete the Buyer’s Application for Title (DMV Form 130-U). This will also serve as the bill of sale.
  • Remove the plates and registration.
  • Notify the DMV of the sale within 30 days.
  • Remove the vehicle from your car insurance policy after notifying the DMV
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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