How to Sell your Car, Motorcycle, or Truck in Michigan

How to Sell your Car, Motorcycle, or Truck in Michigan

by / Tuesday, 10 September 2013 / Published in Tips
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Are you sick of that old Ford sitting in your driveway collecting rust? Well, it might be time to consider selling your vehicle, but do you know how to sell your car in Michigan?

While it isn’t necessary, the easiest way to transfer your vehicle’s title is to go to the secretary of state with the person that’s buying your car.

If you’re not able to go to the secretary of state, then a “record of sale” will also suffice and must include the year, make, vehicle identification number, name, address, driver license number, and signature of the person to whom the vehicle is sold and the purchase price and date of sale of the vehicle.

As seller, complete your part on the title assignment by entering:

  • The vehicle’s mileage
  • The date of sale
  • The selling price
  • All of the owners’ signatures

If there is a lien on the vehicle’s title, then only the lienholder can discharge the lien, which means that you (as a seller or a buyer) need to inspect the title closely.

Sellers should also remember:

  • Keep your license plate! Never leave it on the vehicle or let the buyer borrow it.
  • You can transfer the plate to another vehicle you may own or purchase.
  • The buyer may drive the vehicle home without a license plate using the most direct route if they carry the assigned title from the seller.
  • Cancel your insurance coverage on the vehicle sold.

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