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The safest way to buy vehicles privately.

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Take the hassle out of private car sales

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Value and history report

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Instant payment

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Why PrivateAuto?

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Verified users

Driver's license verification. Avoid scams.

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Fully automated

100% tech driven. Close the deal on your own.

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Instant transfers

Verified funds. Securely transfer money anytime.

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Feel confident with identity verification

Avoid scammers with email, phone, and drivers license verification, including facial recognition technology. Plus, you never have to give out your contact info; all messaging, offers, and scheduling are done through our app.
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Take the guesswork out of the sale

Experience dealer-like services in the palm of your hand. Schedule test drives and conveniently e-sign your Bill of Sale. Want to share important documents with the other party? You can do that too.
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Transfer funds anywhere, instantly

PrivateAuto Pay is a direct banking integration that ensures payments are safely transferred without the risks associated with cash or cashier’s checks. Experience escrow-like safeguards without relying on a third party.
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Seller ID verification
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Test drive & make offer tools
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Buyer financing available
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*Disclaimer: Account services are provided by USALLIANCE Financial, a licensed and insured banking institution. PrivateAuto does not facilitate or handle any funds throughout the transaction. All funds in custody of USALLIANCE. Buyer financing may require additional fees.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is PrivateAuto
PrivateAuto takes the hassle out of selling and buying vehicles privately! The technology driven, self-service solution to safely communicate, e-sign state documents, and send or receive payments instantly and securely. PrivateAuto is the new way to buy and sell cars for sale by owner.

Verified information and confidential communication gives you the freedom to communicate between two parties without giving out personal contact information. Schedule a test drive, negotiate the price, and exchange payments through a secure online system with PrivateAuto.

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