Vermont has its own unique laws to protect consumers when buying a used car. This guide will help make it simple.
Step 1 - Research the Car’s History
A vehicle history report such as AutoCheck can reveal important details about the car’s past.
- Title liens.
- Reported stolen.
- Maintenance records.
Step 2 - Test Drive the Car
Arranging a test drive can lead to endless back-and-forth calls and texts.
But there’s a better way. Use the PrivateAuto test drive scheduler instead.
Just choose a time and meet the seller at the assigned location.
Step 3 - Get an Inspection
An inspection can reveal hidden mechanical problems.
Use PrivateAuto’s inspection scheduler to book an inspection with a local ASE certified mechanic.
Step 4 - Get the Paperwork
Certificate of Title
Complete the Assignment of Ownership section on the back of the certificate.
- Your name and address.
- Date of sale.
- Odometer reading.
- Seller’s printed name and signature.
- Your signature.
Bill of Sale
Vermont requires a Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure (form VT-005). You’ll need it for titling and registration.
When you buy from a PrivateAuto seller, you get an electronic bill of sale form and state-specific documents. You can fill them out and sign right in the app.
Step 5 - Complete the Sale
When you take ownership, you’ll need to:
- Pay the purchase and use tax.
- Pay transfer fees and apply for a new title.
PrivateAuto makes it easy to shop for a used car in Vermont.
- 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.
Plus, you get tips for buying and selling a car in your state.