Here are some helpful tips for buying a used car in Mississippi.
Step 1 - Gather Documents
Certificate of Title
On the reverse side of the title complete the following:
- Odometer reading.
- Purchase price.
- Car model.
- Your name and address.
- Your signature.
- Seller’s signature.
If there’s no room for the odometer reading on the title, complete the Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement.
Bill of Sale
Mississippi doesn’t require a bill of sale unless there’s no room for the purchase price on the title. You may still want one so that you have a legal record.
When you buy a car through PrivateAuto, the seller will have a bill of sale you can sign straight from the app.
Step 2 - Get a Vehicle History Report
A vehicle history report can show you the car’s maintenance and repair records, collision repair records, flood damage, and more.
When you buy through PrivateAuto, some sellers may provide a report from AutoCheck.
Step 3 - Get a Mechanical Inspection
You’re buying the car as-is. You’ll want to make sure there aren’t any hidden mechanical problems before you buy.
Work with an ASE Certified mechanic. A mechanic with this credential is skilled with most cars and light trucks.
Step 4 - Finalize the Purchase
Mississippi license plates aren’t transferrable.
You’ll need to order plates and get a temporary permit from a Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) office.
When you buy from a PrivateAuto Premium seller, you can make a secure payment from the platform.
When you buy a car in Mississippi, PrivateAuto makes it easy. You get dealer-like services in the palm of your hand.
- State-specific document you can complete in the app.
- AutoCheck vehicle history report.
- Integrated banking services for secure payment.