When you’re ready to sell your car you’ll need to fill out a pink slip. This document transfers ownership of the vehicle from the seller to the buyer and must be signed by both parties. The pink slip must be completed correctly and accurately to avoid any legal complications down the road.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fill out a pink slip when selling a car:
1. Enter the date of sale at the top of the pink slip.
2. In the “seller” section fill in your name address and driver’s license number.
3. In the “buyer” section fill in the name address and driver’s license number of the person you’re selling the car to.
4. Enter the car’s make model year VIN number and odometer reading in the “vehicle” section.
5. If the car has a lien on it you’ll need to include the name and address of the lienholder in the “lienholder” section.
6. Make sure both the seller and buyer sign and date the pink slip.
7. Keep a copy of the completed pink slip for your records.
What is a pink slip?
A pink slip is the certificate of title for a car.
How do I fill out a pink slip when selling a car?
When you sell a car you need to transfer the title to the new owner.
You’ll do this by giving them the car’s pink slip.
Do I need to fill out a pink slip if I’m giving the car as a gift?
Yes you will need to fill out a pink slip to transfer ownership of the car.
What information do I need to fill out a pink slip?
When filling out a pink slip you will need the car’s make model year VIN number odometer reading and your signature.
Where do I get a pink slip?
The pink slip will be given to you when you purchase the car.
I lost my car’s pink slip.
How can I get a new one?
You can get a duplicate pink slip from the DMV.
How much does a pink slip cost?
There is no fee to transfer a car title in California.
How do I fill out the seller’s information on a pink slip?
When filling out a pink slip as the seller you will need to include your name address and driver’s license number.
How do I fill out the buyer’s information on a pink slip?
When filling out a pink slip as the buyer you will need to include your name and address.
What do I do with the pink slip after I fill it out?
After you fill out the pink slip you will need to sign it and give it to the buyer.
The buyer will then take it to the DMV to transfer the title.
Do I need to get a smog check before selling my car?
In California the buyer is responsible for getting a smog check before registering the car.
Do I need to provide the buyer with a car bill of sale?
A bill of sale is not required to sell a car in California but it is recommended.
What should I do with my car’s license plates after I sell it?
You should remove your license plates from the car and keep them for your new car.
Do I need to notify the DMV that I sold my car?
No you do not need to notify the DMV that you sold your car.
What do I need to do if I’m selling a car that’s financed?
If you’re selling a car that’s financed you will need to pay off the car loan before you can transfer the title.