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Frequently Asked Questions

The main benefit of selling your own vehicle to an individual buyer is that you have full control over the price and any negotiations. In almost all cases, you’re likely to get more money for your car if you sell it yourself versus trading it in. Worried about the amount of time and effort it might take? That's what PrivateAuto's self-service application is for! We have everything you need in one place to close the deal safely. See how easy our process is: How it Works
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Yes! With PrivateAuto, you can review and sign the Bill of Sale electronically, along with other required state documents.
With our premium listings, you can receive instant payment from a private buyer with PrivateAuto Pay solution, right within the app! Our platform is safe and secure, utilizing the latest technology.
Absolutely! You can List Your Car on PrivateAuto, and we encourage you to list your vehicle on any website you feel will generate leads. However, once you find a potential buyer, use PrivateAuto to safely negotiate, sign documents, and receive payment. Other listing sites may be good at advertising, but PrivateAuto is the only self-service solution to help you close the sale.
Your vehicle's VIN number can be found by looking at the dashboard on the driver's side of the vehicle. If the VIN cannot be found there, check the door post as it's likely it will also be displayed there (where the door latches when it is closed). You can also check your Insurance card/Insurance policy or Vehicle title and registration.
Yes! A window brochure is included with your free vehicle listing. By simply scanning a QR code, buyers can contact you or make an offer on your vehicle. Even better, our window brochure allows car buyers to contact you without sharing your personal contact information.
No problem! If a buyer comes from another website, just send them a link to your listing on PrivateAuto. From here they can Make an Offer or Send you a message without disclosing personal contact information. Potential buyers will also have the opportunity to verify their identity, creating an even safer experience.