How to Buy a Car in Another State

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If you live in Louisiana, Arkansas, or Oklahoma, and want to buy a new or pre-owned car from Aston Martin Houston in Texas, doing so isn’t as difficult as you might think. Drivers buying a car out of state often worry about registration, associated taxes and fees, and geography, but it’s not much different from buying a car near San Antonio or Sugarland. Check out our guide below to learn more about how to buy a car in another state and what you can expect throughout the process.

How to Register a Car Purchased in Another State

Placing your license plate on a vehicle purchased out of state can be done with a visit to the DMV. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you get a bill of sale that clearly shows the amount you paid for the car. Not sure of a DMV near you? Use DMV Near Me to find one.
  2. In addition to a bill of sale, you’ll need a photo ID, proof of residency, and proof of insurance. Inform the DMV clerk that you purchased the car out of state and intend to title and register it to your address near The Woodlands.
  3. The clerk will more than likely return your bill of sale but keep the Texas title for their records. They’ll also ask you to pay the sales tax difference between Texas and your home state.
  4. The title for your home state should arrive in the mail soon.

Are There Additional Taxes & Fees?

Buying a car in another state involves paying the local sales tax, the sales tax difference between Texas and your home state, and any processing fees charged by the DMV. Beyond that — and the price of the vehicle — you won’t have to worry about any additional fees and taxes. Buying a car in Houston, TX and buying a car out of state are similar processes.

Buy a New Aston Martin at Aston Martin Houston!

Because Aston Martin vehicles are such high-end cars, it can be a challenge finding an Aston Martin dealer in your local area. That’s why Aston Martin Houston readily serves customers from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and beyond. Now that you know the answer to the question, “Can I buy a car in another state,” it’s time to start shopping! Contact us to speak with one of our friendly representatives to learn more about our inventory, new vehicle specials, financing assistance, and more.

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