How to Buy a Car in Another State: Post Oak Toyota

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Many wonder “Can I buy a car out of state?” The simple answer is yes, and in many cases it can be a straightforward process. Buying out of state dramatically increases the total number of vehicles you can choose from, which can be critical if you’re looking for the best deal, or a specific car, truck, or SUV. Read on to learn from the experts at Post Oak Toyota how to deal with registration, fees, taxes, and so on when getting your ideal vehicle from another state to use in the Oklahoma City area.

If you have any questions at all about buying a car in another state, contact us!

Buying a Car in Another State: Registration

After purchasing your vehicle, the first thing you need to do is register it in your home state. A trip to the DMV with the appropriate documents is necessary for this. Here are the required items:

  1. A Bill of Sale that has the purchase price you paid listed clearly on it
  2. Completed application for vehicle transaction form
  3. Title of the vehicle signed by the previous owner
  4. Lienholders’ names and address
  5. Filled out odometer disclosure state for title transfer
  6. Tax Form RUT-50 Private Party Vehicle Tax Transaction
  7. Registration Fees
  8. Proof of insurance
  9. Proof of residency

Tell the DMV clerk that you purchased the car out of state, with the intent of titling and registering it at your address.

  1. The clerk will Probably return your bill of sale, but they will keep your %%di_state%% title, and ask that you pay the appropriate difference in sales tax between the two states. 
  2. Keep your eye on your mailbox for a new title.

Buying a Car Out-of-State: Taxes and Fees

Beyond the price of the vehicle, the taxes and fees you will need to pay for buying a car out of state are only these:

  • Your local sales tax
  • The difference between %%di_state%% and the other states’ sales tax
  • Applicable processing fees at your DMV

The process is almost certainly the same as if you were registering a new car from Edmond or Shawnee. 

Experience what Post Oak Toyota Can Do For You!

Now that you know how to buy a car in another state, check out our new vehicle specials! Post Oak Toyota has you covered when it comes to high quality vehicles for a low price. Our pre-owned specials are also worth checking out, as is our online financing application. Even if you have to make a trip to get here, it will be well worth it!

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