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Frequently Asked Questions

PrivateAuto provides a safe and transparent experience for car buyers. Unlike traditional listings sites, PrivateAuto is a single source to negotiate, schedule inspections/test drive, sign required state documents, and conveniently transmit payment. To protect buyers from potential fraud, we require sellers to provide the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and to verify their identity. Learn more
When buying a used car for sale by owner, you have the advantage of getting a good deal and paying a lower price. There are no dealer fees, and private sellers typically won't try to sell you extra warranties. Time is another advantage. When you buy from a private seller, they want to finish the sale quickly and move on.
Using PrivateAuto takes the headache out of buying a privately listed vehicle. There are no dealer fees and no hassle of being upsold on extra warranties. Our innovative platform ensures a smooth and safe buying process with all of the necessary steps and documents you need all in one place.
Get started today by searching our listings and make an offer on your desired vehicle. Then, simply navigate through the buying process with ease using our self-service closing platform.