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Do you know what documents are needed to buy a used or semi-new car?

People who finally want to buy their first brand new car or those who prefer to buy cars up to 50 thousand pre-owned or even old cars, all need certain documents to be able to make this acquisition. Information is fundamental in these cases and, for this reason, it is worth considering some interesting tips.

It is true that to buy a new vehicle, 0 km, certain documentation is required. However, to buy cars up to 50 thousand pre-owned or used cars or even more expensive ones, not only do you need to have the right documentation, but you also need to take certain precautions to get a good deal.

After all, when the vehicle already had an owner, it is essential to take precautions in relation to possible judicial restrictions that may prevent the sale of the car or the debts, pendencies and fines of the other owner. Attention is key!

Firstly, when you finally find the car you want to buy, immediately ask for the Renavam number – which is the National Registry of Automotive Vehicles – from the owner of the vehicle or the seller and, with the Renavan in hand, check with the Detran if there is one. any pendency or if the car has anything negative that could hinder the purchase or harm you.

Take the opportunity to check that the chassis number that appears in this document is exactly the one that is engraved on the vehicle. That way, you can see that the car and the document belong together! And remember that since 2015 there has been a law that obliges dealerships to make the history of the car for sale available to the buyer.

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Documents that are required to close the deal

Of all the following documents, you will need to have not only the original, but also a copy – xerox – of each one of them:

  • Your identity, your CPF and proof of residence.
  • The seller’s identity document, CPF and proof of residence.
  • Proof of the last three years of IPVA payment.
  • The CRLV, which is the vehicle licensing registration certificate.
  • The transfer receipt, which must be dated and signed. Everything must be correctly completed and the signature notarized.
  • Proof of payment of mandatory insurance.

Now, if the car you want to buy comes from another city, another state, it is mandatory by law to carry out an inspection and get a new license plate. It will also be necessary to issue a negative certificate of robbery / theft and fine, regardless of the state of origin.

It is very important to point out that, once the Vehicle Licensing Registration Certificate (CRLV) has been completed, the buyer can carry out the transfer of ownership of the car within a maximum period of 30 days. If you exceed these 30 days, you will have to pay a fine and five points will be deducted from your national driving license, as this delay in the transfer is considered a serious infraction.

It is essential to take the CRLV to an accredited bank and pay the fee to issue the new DUT?? If there are pending licenses, you must pay them. On the other hand, you must request two copies of Renavam. This is done at the Detran. You will also need 2 decals of the car’s chassis and engine and all proof of bank payments.

It is essential to know that no new record may be issued if the documents are not completely settled. Therefore, it is advisable to do all the research of the documentation and possible pending issues before making the definitive purchase, because if you discover a problem after the purchase, you will have a lot more work to be able to rectify the whole situation.

Consultation at the Detran is free, you will not have to pay absolutely nothing for the corresponding investigations of pending issues and the legal status of the vehicle to be purchased. Know that it is also possible to do the search on the Detran Online. All you have to do is enter the National Vehicle Registration number and also the license plate number of the car to be consulted, on the Traffic Department portal.

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