Many steps to buying a used car in Utah are the same as for any other state. Utah has a few unique rules. This handy guide will make things easier.
Step 1 - Research the Car’s History
The car’s history can tell you a lot about its value.
- Maintenance records.
- Reported stolen.
- Accidents/total loss.
A history report from AutoCheck gives the best value for the money.
Step 2 - Test Drive the Car
Skip the never-ending calls, emails, and texts when you arrange a test drive. The PrivateAuto test drive scheduling tool puts an end to all that.
Just choose a time and meet the seller at the assigned location.
Step 3 - Get an Inspection
A vehicle inspection can uncover hidden mechanical problems.
Use the PrivateAuto inspection scheduler to book an inspection with a local ASE certified mechanic.
Step 4 - Get the Paperwork
Certificate of Title
Complete the Assignment of Title section on the back of the certificate.
- Your name and address.
- Date of sale.
- Selling price.
- Odometer disclosure.
- Your signature
- Seller signature.
Bill of Sale
When you buy from a PrivateAuto seller, you get an electronic bill of sale form. You can fill it out and sign right in the app.
Step 5 - Complete the Sale
A few items of business remain:
- Pay sales tax.
- Register the car.
- Get a temporary permit until your new plates arrive.
- Request a new title.
PrivateAuto makes it easy to buy a used car in Utah.
- Test drive and inspection scheduling tools.
- Communicate without sharing your private info.
- Verifies seller ID so you can avoid scams.
- Ready-to-sign state-specific documents.