How to Write a Bill of Sale for a Used Automobile

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How to Write a Bill of Sale for a Used Automobile
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If you are selling an automobile on your own, you must have a bill of sale for the buyer. A bill of sale is used by the buyer to pay taxes on the purchase and get new registration for the vehicle. Typically, the bill of sale is given along with the automobile title to the buyer of the car. If you do not have a bill of sale form, you can easily draw one up on your own.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Use pen and paper or create a word document. Write or type "Bill of Sale - Used Automobile" at the top of the document.

  2. 2

    Enter the date in the upper right corner of the document. List the sale price of the used vehicle.

  3. 3

    Detail the specifics of the used automobile. List the make, model and year of the vehicle. List the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The VIN can be found on the car title as well as on the car's dash, driver's side door frame and the car registration.

  4. 4

    Leave a space, where you will enter the name and contact details for the buyer of the vehicle.

  5. 5

    Include a statement that the automobile is being sold "AS IS" so that you cannot be held liable for any damages or repairs once the buyer leaves with the vehicle.

  6. 6

    Make room at the bottom of the document for the seller and buyer to each sign and date the document.

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