A vehicle history report can tell you a lot about a car you're thinking of buying, such as whether it has been damaged or stolen.
You should be aware that some people may try to sell water-damaged vehicles at bargain prices.
Spot signs of trouble by following our inspection checklist. If you're serious about the vehicle, we strongly recommend having it inspected by a professional mechanic.
Inflated prices, hidden damage, mechanical problems, liens, impulse buys-we've all heard the horror stories. But buying a used car doesn't have to be that way. By following our recommended steps, you can get an excellent vehicle for a decent price.
When you buy from a licensed dealer and salesperson, you obtain certain protections. Learn more about car dealers' responsibilities and get tips on how to recognize an unlicensed dealer posing as a private seller: Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia.
After arranging payment of the vehicle, you and the seller must complete a Transfer/ Tax Form. Then, return the completed Transfer/Tax forms plus the seller's vehicle registration to any Autoplan broker. You can complete the transfer of ownership transaction at the broker's office.
See Transfer/Tax Form. This is a sample only. Pick up a valid form from any Autoplan broker.
Once the vehicle is registered in your name, you can get licence plates and insurance for it.
If you are buying or importing a vehicle or giving or receiving a gift vehicle there may be provincial sales tax applicable and exemptions may apply. Find out more:
If you have more questions, talk to your Autoplan broker or see the B.C. Government bulletin on vehicle tax.
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