Here are some helpful tips for buying a used car in New Hampshire.
Step 1 - Gather Documents
Certificate of Title
On the reverse side of the title complete the following:
- Your name and address.
- Your signature.
- Seller’s signature.
- Odometer disclosure (for cars less than 10 years old).
Bill of Sale
New Hampshire doesn’t require a bill of sale. Still, it’s a good idea to ask the seller to provide one. It could help you if legal or tax issues come up.
When you buy a car through PrivateAuto, the seller will have a bill of sale you can sign directly from the app.
Vehicle History Report
A vehicle history report can show you the car’s maintenance and repair records, collision repair records, flood damage, and more.
When you buy through PrivateAuto, some sellers may provide a report from AutoCheck.
Step 2 - Test Drive the Car
PrivateAuto makes it easy to schedule a test drive.
Simply open the handy test drive scheduling tool and choose an appointment time that’s suitable for you.
Step 3 - Get a Mechanical Inspection
You’re buying the car as-is. You’ll want to make sure there aren’t any hidden mechanical problems before you buy.
Work with an ASE Certified mechanic. A mechanic with this credential is skilled with most cars and light trucks.
Step 4 - Complete the Purchase
If you can, meet the seller at a town or county clerk’s office to complete the sale. It’s the best way to make sure you don’t miss any details.
You will need to apply for a new title and register the car in your name.
When you buy a car in New Hampshire, PrivateAuto makes it easy. You get dealer-like services in the palm of your hand.