How do you sell a car in Oregon?

I live in Oregon and I just got a new car. How can I sell my old car?

Congratulations on your new car. Luckily for you, Oregon is a relatively easy state to sell your car in.
If you had a loan for your car, first contact any lienholder who might have a claim to your car. Find out what you need to do to have the lien removed.
Use Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds to determine the current value of your car and create a fair listing. Be upfront with potential buyers about the car’s accident history, ongoing maintenance requirements, or defects.
When you find a buyer, make sure to gather the following documents:
You will have ten days after the sale of your car to contact your local DMV. You can do this online. Check out your DMV website or find the link at
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Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 15, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.

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