South Dakota has its own laws to protect consumers when buying a used car. This guide will help make it easier.
Step 1 - Research the Car’s History
A vehicle history report can reveal important details about the car’s past.
- Title liens.
- Reported stolen.
- Maintenance records.
PrivateAuto’s trusted partner, AutoCheck, delivers the best value for the money.
Step 2 - Test Drive the Car
Arranging a test drive can lead to endless back-and-forth calls and texts.
The PrivateAuto test drive scheduling tool puts an end to all that. Just choose a time and meet the seller at the assigned location.
Step 3 - Get an Inspection
A car might look clean and handle well in the test drive, but still have hidden mechanical problems.
With the PrivateAuto inspection scheduler, you can book an inspection with a local ASE certified mechanic.
Step 4 - Get the Paperwork
Certificate of Title
Complete the back of the certificate.
- Date of sale.
- Selling price.
- Odometer disclosure (less than 10 years old).
- Damage disclosure (less than 7 years old).
- Seller’s hand-printed name, signature, and address.
- Your hand-printed name and signature.
Bill of Sale
South Dakota requires a bill of sale. 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
If you can, finalize the sale at a county treasurer's office. It’s the best way to make sure you meet all the requirements.
PrivateAuto makes it easy to shop for a used car in South Dakota.
- Communicate without sharing your private info.
- Verifies seller ID so you can avoid scams.
- Test drive and inspection scheduling tools.
- Ready-to-sign state-specific documents.
You get dealer-quality services in the palm of your hand.