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How To Buy A Car In Another State

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If you live in Minneapolis and found a great deal, you might be wondering, ‘can I buy a car out of state?’ Buying a car out of state can be a stressful task. But it doesn’t have to be! We can alleviate worries about registration, taxes, and fees that may prevent you from getting the new vehicle to Maple Grove. Buying a car in another state can be a simple process. Contact us for answers to our financial questions! Read on to learn how to buy a car in another state. Our online vehicle finder service will help you find the car of your dreams, no matter where you are!


Buying a Car Out of State: Registration

Not from Minnetonka? If you’re living out of state and wanting to purchase a car from Cornerstone Plymouth, ‘can I buy a car out of state’ leads to other concerns, like registering a new vehicle in your home state. Registering and placing your license plate on a vehicle bought from another state only needs a few pieces of information and a trip to the DMV:

  1. Be sure to have a bill of sale with the purchase price you paid 
  2. Find your local DMV 
  3. You will need a bill of sale, a photo ID, proof of residency, and proof of insurance. 
  4. Inform the DMV clerk you bought your car in another state intending to title and register it at your address.
  5. The clerk will keep the title from the state where the dealership is located. 
  6. You will be asked to pay the difference in sales tax between the two states.
  7. Your new title will be sent to you by mail.

Buying a Car Out of State: Taxes and Fees 

There might be extraneous payments when buying your car out of state. However, don’t be worried about spending hundreds of extra dollars – the registration process is still the same. Fees when buying a car from another state can include:

  • Local sales tax
  • Difference between tax in dealership state and your state’s sales tax
  • Any applicable DMV processing fees

Learn more about Buying a Car In Another State with Cornerstone Plymouth!

Now that you know how to buy a car in another state apply for financing online and check out our car buying tips! We like to take care of our customers even after they leave the lot, so be sure to take advantage of our service specials and schedule a service appointment for your next oil change or tire rotation!

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