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Private sales
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The only end-to-end transactional marketplace for private-party vehicles

Largest selection of private-party cars

Over 125,000 vehicles

Safely transact using DealNow

Sell your vehicle

Take the hassle out of private car sales

ID verification

Value and history report

E-sign the bill of sale

Instant payment

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A valid VIN or License plate is required to list your car on PrivateAuto. Learn more

Why PrivateAuto?

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Verified users

Driver's license verification. Avoid scams.

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Fully automated

100% tech driven. Close the deal on your own.

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Instant transfers

Verified funds. Securely transfer money anytime.

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Start a Deal

Already have a buyer or seller? Use our DealNow feature to easily send a deal link to the other party to close the sale.

Start a deal

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Close the sale

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Send a deal link to purchase the sellers vehicle

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Feel confident with identity verification

Avoid scammers with email, phone, and drivers license verification, including facial recognition technology. Plus, you never have to give out your contact info; all messaging, offers, and scheduling are done through our app.
Verify your driver's license

Take the guesswork out of the sale

Experience dealer-like services in the palm of your hand. Schedule test drives and conveniently e-sign your Bill of Sale. Want to share important documents with the other party? You can do that too.
E-sign the Bill of Sale via PrivateAuto

Transfer funds anywhere, instantly

PrivateAuto Pay is a direct banking integration that ensures payments are safely transferred without the risks associated with cash or cashier’s checks. Experience escrow-like safeguards without relying on a third party.
Transfer funds anywhere, instantly


Listing fee
Per listing, access the best tools to sell your car privately.

  • Free renewals
  • Vehicle history report
  • Vehicle value report
  • QR code window brochure
  • Test drive scheduler
  • Verified buyer preferences
  • Secure chat
Only pay if your car sells
Closing fee
The safe and simple way to close the sale on your own.

  • Buyer & seller ID verification
  • Offer accept/reject/counter
  • Verified buyer funds
  • E-sign the bill of sale
  • PrivateAuto Pay
  • Instant money transfer P2P
  • Available 24/7/365
  • No commission or transaction fees
Skip the listing and do the DealNow?
*Disclaimer: Account services are provided by USALLIANCE Financial, a licensed and insured banking institution. PrivateAuto does not facilitate or handle any funds throughout the transaction. All funds in custody of USALLIANCE. Buyer financing may require additional fees.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is PrivateAuto

PrivateAuto takes the hassle out of selling and buying vehicles privately! The technology driven, self-service solution to safely communicate, e-sign state documents, and send or receive payments instantly and securely. PrivateAuto is the new way to buy and sell cars for sale by owner.

Verified information and confidential communication gives you the freedom to communicate between two parties without giving out personal contact information. Schedule a test drive, negotiate the price, and exchange payments through a secure online system with PrivateAuto.

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