Car Sale Agreement 2023 (guide + free Samples)

This post covers everything you need to know about car sale agreement

Here I will take you through

  • what is a car sale agreement
  • How to draft car sale agreement
  • sample of a car sale agreement
  • etc.

Lets get started

What is a car sale agreement?

A car/vehicle sale agreement refers to the agreement between two parties i.e seller and buyer that laid down terms and conditions for selling and purchasing the car.

A sales agreement is a contract that is enforceable if both the buyer and the seller sign it.

This makes writing it correctly even more crucial, so it is best to either use a professionally written template or have a lawyer make it for you.

In the event that there are problems with the sale, having a well-written vehicle sale agreement might help to safeguard one or both of the parties.

How to write a car sale agreement

To write a legally accepted car sale agreement you have to clearly outline the terms and conditions of the transaction so that both the buyer and the seller are aware of what they are signing.

To be enforceable your agreement must comply with the contract and land law of your state.

Your car sale agreement must contain

  • Title of the agreement i.e car sale agreement
  • Date
  • the names and addresses of the seller and buyer
  • description of the car- model, color, Registration No., chassis no., body type, etc.
  • car’s odometer reading at the time of the sale (The mileage of the vehicle must be disclosed at the time of ownership transfer in accordance with federal and state legislation. A false declaration or failure to declare the mileage might result in fines and/or imprisonment.)
  • Warranty
  • selling price
  • Delivery details
  • Governing law
  • signatures of the parties, and their witness
  • etc.

Sample of car sale agreement

The following is a sample of the car sale agreement.

CAR SALE AGREEMENT

THIS AGREEMENT is made on …… day of ………… 20…………….

BETWEEN

 FULL NAMES OF THE SALER of ADDRESS (hereinafter called “the VENDOR”) of the one part.

AND

FULL NAMES OF THE BUYER of ADDRESS ………….  (hereinafter called the “PURCHASER”) of the other part.

WHEREAS the vendor, is desirous of disposing of the vehicle by way of sale to the Purchaser and the Purchaser is willing to buy the vehicle.

The particulars of the vehicle are set down hereunder:

Registration No: …………; Make: …………; Model: ………..; Body type: ………….; Colour: ………..; Chassis No: ………….; Engine  No: ………….. odometer Reading………. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)…………..

NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH;

  • That the vendor sells the vehicle and The purchaser buys the same free from any encumbrances whatsoever at a price of USD ……….. cash. (hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser Price).
  • That the Purchaser has at the date of execution of this agreement paid to the vendor the whole purchase price, that is the sum of USD ……………only.
  • hereinunder.
  • That the vendor shall be liable to ensure the legality of the vehicle should any problem arise therefrom up to the date when the transfer will be affected.
  • The Seller states that the odometer reading of the Motor Vehicle is __. The Seller certifies that to the best of the Seller’s knowledge, this reading reflects the actual mileage of the Motor Vehicle. Further, the Motor Vehicle’s odometer was not altered, set back, or disconnected while in the Seller’s possession, and the Seller has no knowledge of anyone else doing so.
  • Both Buyer and Seller acknowledge the above odometer statements

Buyer’s Signature: ________________________ Date: ______________

Seller’s Signature: ________________________ Date: ______________

  • The option to inspect the motor vehicle or, alternatively, to have a third party inspect it has been given to the buyer. The Motor Vehicle has also been accepted by the Buyer in its current state.
  • The Motor Vehicle will be delivered from the Seller to the Buyer on [date]
  • If Motor Vehicle is not delivered by [date] the Seller shall be liable to Buyer for the late charge {$#]
  • The execution for delivery of the Motor Vehicle will be at Buyer’s address, as listed at the head of this Agreement
  • If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be valid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable
  • This Agreement may only be changed or amended in writing and with the consent of both Parties.
  • The failure of either Party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that Party’s right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement
  • This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of [STATE]

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have signified their acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement by appending their names and signatures in the manner appearing hereunder.

Buyer’s Signature: ________________________ Date: ______________

Seller’s Signature: ________________________ Date: ______________

If your state law requires the sale agreement to be certified by a notary, the following section must appear

Notary Public

On this ________________, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public for said State, personally appeared A, personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the individual whose name is subscribed to the within the instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same in his capacity and that his signature on the instrument, the individual, or person upon behalf of which the individual acted, executed the instrument.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

_________________

(NOTARY SIGNATURE)

My Commission Expires: _________________

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Isack Kimaro
Isack Kimaro

Editor-in-chief and founder of sherianajamii.com. Holder of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Lawyer by profession and blogger by passion