How to Buy a Car in Another State

Family Driving Newly Bought Car

Can I buy a car out of state? Yes! No matter if you live near a state line or you’re visiting friends or family out of state and see a deal on a new vehicle that you can’t pass up, it’s simple to buy a car out of state. Here’s what you need to know about buying a car out of state at Town North Mazda.

Buying a Car Out of State: Taxes and Fees

When you purchase a car in another state, you’ll need to keep in mind a few things such as the fact that you may need to pay more than just the vehicle’s price. Other costs include:

  • Your local sales tax
  • The difference between the Indiana sales tax and your home state’s sales tax, if there is one. 
  • Any fees charged at your DMV to register a vehicle

Buying a Car in Another State: Registration

Registering your car in your home state is pretty similar to registering one from Plano. The registration process is similar in most states, in fact. When buying a car in another state, here’s what you can expect:

  1. Find your local DMV at DMV Near Me.
  2. When buying your car, ask for a bill of sale with the purchase price you paid. You’ll want to bring this to the DMV along with your photo ID, proof of residency, and proof of insurance.
  3. Let the DMV clerk know that you bought your car in a different state and are looking to title and register it at your address.
  4. You will likely get the bill of sale back without the title from the state where the vehicle was purchased. If there’s a difference in sales tax between the two states, you’ll need to pay the difference.
  5. Your new title will be mailed to you. 

Learn About Auto Financing with Town North Mazda

In addition to buying a car in another state, you can get Mazda auto financing in another state if needed. Learn more about our financing options at our finance center near McKinney today! Ready to get the process started? Apply for financing online to get pre-approved. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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