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Can You Buy a Car Out of State?

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Buying a car from out of state is about as easy as buying it from a dealership in your state. So whether you live right here in O'Fallon, IL or you’re driving across the river from St. Louis, you can take advantage of the selection and pricing of our new vehicles and used cars.

Registering a Car Bought in Another State

Many drivers wonder if they can buy a car out of state — aware of something about taxes but not much beyond that — and the truth is that it’s pretty easy to buy a car in a different state. Here’s what you’ll need to do to register your vehicle in Missouri if you buy from us:

  1. Ask for a bill of sale with the purchase price you paid listed clearly at your selected dealership. It’s in your best interest to have full details on any trade-ins as well.
  2. Visit your local DMV with your bill of sale, a photo ID, proof of residency, and proof of insurance.
  3. Let your DMV clerk know that you purchased the car out of state with the intent of titling and registering it at your address.
  4. Your clerk will likely return your bill of sale, but will keep your Illinois title and ask you to pay the appropriate difference in sales tax between the two states (this is why it’s essential to have proper documentation on your trade-in).
  5. Keep your eye on your mailbox for your new title.
  6. Want to learn more? The Missouri Department of Revenue has greater details.

Taxes and Fees on Out-of-State Cars

The most difficult part about buying a car out of state is taking into account your local sales tax and any applicable processing fees at your DMV. However, these are the only extra payments you’ll need to make beyond the purchase price of your new car, truck, van, or SUV.

If you’re wondering if you can buy a car from out of state, you won’t have to worry as much as many think. And if you have any questions, our finance team is here to help.

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