How To Sell My Car In Texas

How To Sell My Car In Texas

Texas has its own rules for selling a used car. This guide will help make it simple.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the Assignment of Title section on the back of the certificate.

  • Buyer name and address.
  • Date of sale.
  • Odometer disclosure.
  • Buyer’s signature.
  • Your signature.

Bill of Sale

Texas doesn’t require a bill of sale. You should still provide one as proof of the transaction.

Keep a copy for yourself. It can help with any legal issues later on.

Your PrivateAuto listing includes an electronic bill of sale form and state-specific documents. You can fill them out and sign straight from the app.

Vehicle History Report

With a history report, you can show that you’re a trustworthy seller. PrivateAuto trusted partner AutoCheck offers the best value for the money.

Step 2 - Arrange a Test Drive

Setting up a test drive can be a nightmare. It often leads to never-ending calls, emails, and texts. Use PrivateAuto’s test drive scheduler instead.

Just choose a place to meet and select days and times you’re available.

Step 3 - Complete the Sale

Remove the license plates before finalizing the sale. You can transfer them to another vehicle through your local tax assessor-collector.

You will need to submit a notice of transfer. This will release you from liability in case the new owner…

  • Uses the car in a crime.
  • Is in an accident.
  • Abandons the car.


It’s easy to sell your car with PrivateAuto. You get dealer-like services without the dealer.

  • Verifies buyer identity so you can avoid scams.
  • Keeps your personal info private.
  • Free window brochure so you can advertise while you’re on the road.
  • Easy to manage and respond to offers.
  • Free inspection and test drive schedulers.
  • Ready-to-sign state-specific electronic documents.

Plus, you get free tips for buying and selling a used car in your state.