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How To Buy a Used Car In Nevada

Here are some useful tips for buying a car in Nevada.

Step 1 - Gather the Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the following on the reverse side of the title:

  • Your name and address.
  • Your signature.
  • Signature of all sellers. If there’s more than one owner, all must sign.
  • Odometer disclosure if the car is less than 10 years old.

Bill of Sale

Nevada requires a Bill of Sale.

When you buy through PrivateAuto, you can sign a Nevada Bill of Sale straight from the app.

Vehicle History Report

PrivateAuto now partners with AutoCheck, the best value in a history report.

When you buy through PrivateAuto, some sellers may provide the AutoCheck report.

Step 2 - Test Drive the Car

It’s easy to schedule a test drive when you shop through PrivateAuto. Just use the handy tool in the app and choose an appointment that’s convenient for you.

Step 3 - Get a Mechanical Inspection

You’re buying the car “as-is.” In other words, you are responsible for any repairs. An inspection can tell you if there may be major repairs in the near future.

Find a mechanic with the Master Automotive Technician ASE Certification. It means the mechanic is skilled with most cars and light trucks.

Step 4 - Complete the Purchase

Plan to meet the seller at the DMV to complete the sale if you can. It’s the best way to make sure you don’t miss any details.

The seller must remove the license plates before handing over the title and the keys.

You will need to have insurance and get a movement permit so you can drive while you’re waiting for new plates.


When you buy a car in Nevada, PrivateAuto gives you all the tools to close the sale on your own.