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How to Sell a Car in Alaska

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There are over 250,000 vehicles registered in the great state of Alaska, therefore, when it comes time to sell, it’s important to be informed of the proper protocol. If you’re looking to sell your vehicle you can find help with the team at Buick, Chevrolet, GMC in Fairbanks. To get you started, let’s review some rules and details for how to sell a car in Alaska. 


Third-Party Vehicle Inspection

When selling a vehicle privately, it is important to allow the potential buyer to have it inspected by a licensed mechanic. It is important to keep records on your vehicle once it is inspected, especially if the mechanic discovers any underlying issues. However, if you take your vehicle to Buick, Chevrolet, GMC for a trade-in, we will take care of any mechanical issues for you. 


Prepare Documentation

When figuring out how to sell a car, it is important to ensure that all the proper documentation is accounted for. This includes documents such as the owner’s manual, title, and maintenance records. Providing these documents, especially the maintenance records, will create a more trustworthy relationship between you and the buyer. 


Bill of Sale

In the state of Alaska, if you plan to sell your car privately, you must have a bill of sale at the ready. You can find a bill of sale template online and have the buyer sign the document upon purchase. Ensure you have a copy of the bill of sale for your records so you have a legally binding document that shows proof the vehicle was sold to a new buyer. However, the best way to sell a used car is to a dealer. Our experts at Buick, Chevrolet, GMC will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end, ensuring you avoid any legal issues.


Title Transfer

When selling your vehicle, it is critical to ensure that the title is transferred to the new owner. Both the buyer and seller sign the document on the appropriate lines, and contains important information about the vehicle, such as the date which the vehicle was sold, and the odometer reading at the time of sale. 


Change Registration and Cancel Insurance

Once the vehicle has been turned over to the new owner, it is important to change the registration and keep your plates. Also, cancel the insurance so you aren’t liable for any issues the new owner may encounter.


Trade In Your Car at Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks

Although it is possible to sell your vehicle privately. It can often be a long and tedious process. Therefore, the best way to sell a used car is at Buick, Chevrolet, GMC of Fairbanks, we ensure you will have a stress-free experience each time. We can set you up with one of our finance experts, who will work with you to ensure you get top dollar for your trade-in. You can also start by valuing your trade-in online to get an idea of how much your vehicle is worth.

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