How to Buy a Car in Another State

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Often, people come to Aston Martin Houston from all over, asking, “Can I buy a car out of state?” Yes! If you live in Louisiana, Arkansas, or Oklahoma, and are considering buying a car out of state from Aston Martin Houston in Texas, doing so isn’t as difficult as you might think. Drivers buying a car in another 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

If you plan on buying a car in another state like Texas and then driving it back to your state of residence, 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 own address.
  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 difference between the Texas auto sales tax and that of 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 Texas auto 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.

Buying a Car Out of State is Simple at Aston Martin Houston!

Because Aston Martin vehicles are such high-end cars, it can be a challenge to find an Aston Martin dealer in your local area. That’s why Aston Martin Houston readily serves customers from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and beyond who are thinking of buying a car out of state.

Now that you know the answer to the question, “Can I buy a car out of state,” it’s time to start shopping! Whether you are looking at buying a used car in Texas or a new Aston Martin, you can contact us to speak with one of our friendly representatives to learn more about our inventory, new vehicle specials, financing assistance, and more. Or, if you have any more questions on how to buy a car in another state, our finance team is ready to give you the answers.

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