How To Sell Your Car In Alabama

by Driver's Way
12/12/2023 - Pelham, AL

Selling a car in Alabama involves several steps. At Driver’s Way, we always buy cars and have been doing so for many years. Here's a general guide on how to sell your car in Alabama:

Gather Necessary Documents: Collect all documents related to your vehicle, including the title, maintenance records, and a bill of sale.

Vehicle Inspection: Alabama law requires vehicles to pass an inspection. Ensure your car meets the state's safety standards before selling.

Prepare the Car: Clean the vehicle thoroughly, address any minor repairs or maintenance issues, and take good-quality photos for your listing.

Set a Price: Research the market value of your car. Websites like Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds can help you determine a fair price.

CAR SELLING SECRET:  If you sell your vehicle to a dealership, like Driver’s Way, your work stops here! No need to spend money and time on advertising & making sure you have all the necessary paperwork for a legal vehicle sale in Alabama. When you sell to Driver’s Way you’re selling to a trusted dealership in Birmingham that will take care of all the annoyance of selling a vehicle and have you in and out as soon as possible. 


Create a Listing: Advertise your car using online platforms like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Autotrader, or local newspapers. Include detailed information, good photos, and your contact information.

Negotiate and Finalize Sale: Be prepared to negotiate the price with potential buyers. Once you've agreed upon a price, create a bill of sale including the date, sale price, buyer and seller information, and vehicle details.

Transfer Ownership: Sign over the title to the buyer. Both parties should complete the transfer of ownership on the title document. Remove your license plates and return them to the DMV.

Release of Liability: File a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability with the Alabama Department of Revenue to protect yourself from any liabilities after the sale.

Remember, specific rules and procedures may vary, so it's always a good idea to double-check the latest requirements with the Alabama Department of Revenue or your local DMV office to ensure you follow all necessary steps. And if you don’t want to deal with any of this hassle, sell to Driver’s Way!



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