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Old 06-17-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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Can I sell my car to someone with a CA driver's license but no car insurance?

Do I need to fill any specific forms (i.e. from the DMV website) or can I just sign the pink slip, take the money, and give the car away?
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Can I sell my car to someone with a CA driver's license but no car insurance?

Do I need to fill any specific forms (i.e. from the DMV website) or can I just sign the pink slip, take the money, and give the car away?
I've sold a few vehicles in CA and I think it is the latter: just sign the pink slip and take the money and give the car away. I think it is the purchaser's responsibility to get car insurance.

Others may have sold a vehicle more recently and may have better information.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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There is a DMV form that you should submit after you sell the car. Should the vehicle be involved in a hit-and-run, illegal parking, etc, this form would indicate that you released interest in the car.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Correct. On the top portion of the pink slip (which says do not detach unless sold) is a part where you fill out and send into the DMV. This would release your liability and put it onto the one purchasing the vehicle.

I always have a bill of sale made up too, just for additional evidence should anything happen.

"I, (buyer), hereby purchase this (year/make/model), with (mileage) from (seller) for the price of ($$$), AS-IS, with all faults." Sign and date, and make a copy.

Technically, the seller is supposed to provide a current smog check to the new buyer, but only once did I actually do that. Then again, the last 8 vehicles I got rid of were family transfers (2 cars), non-op project cars (2 cars), or for scrap metal (4 cars), which a smog check wasn't necessary.
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