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What do you need when you buy a used car in southern California?
Car Buying Tips

icon/user/avatar/20 Created with Sketch. By Travis Triggs

When it comes to buying a used car in Southern California, there are several key items you'll want to have in order before you start shopping. Being prepared with the following documents, certifications, and finances will make the process smooth and headache-free:


  • Cash or financing pre-approved
  • Proof of insurance
  • Driver's license and ID
  • Vehicle history report
  • Inspection certification
  • Smog check certification
  • Bill of sale
  • Registration paperwork
  • Funds for taxes and fees


Having all these ducks in a row ahead of time will set you up for success when navigating the used car buying process and registering your new vehicle.

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