How the Process Works - Buying a Salvage Vehicle from AutoGator

Things you should know when you buy a vehicle from us.

  1. Find the repairable salvage vehicle you want online or in person at our facility in Roseville, CA. All of our repairable vehicles are listed in the Repairable Vehicles section of the website with photos, descriptions and prices. The website is updated nightly, so many of our customers check our website each morning for the latest deals!
  2. Purchase your vehicle with either cash, credit card, cashier's check, or money order (see your salesperson for more info and limitations)
  3. California Sales Tax is collected at the time of purchase. (Please note: Sales Tax will NOT be collected again at the DMV)
  4. The vehicle may be picked up after payment in full has been made. All vehicles sold must be towed/hauled off of the premises, Autogator cannot issue moving permits.
  5. We will provide the buyer with an invoice, a CA Bill of Sale, and a Reg 262 when the paperwork is ready.
  6. Go to the CA DMV and begin the registration process after receiving the paperwork from Autogator. CA DMV will collect the new registration fees based on the selling price of the vehicle. (There are NO BACK FEES on our vehicles, and sales tax has already been paid at Autogator)
  7. DMV may issue a moving permit for you to obtain a brake and lamp inspection. After those have been completed, the DMV will issue a moving permit for you to obtain a smog test. This is required to re-register any salvage vehicle. (Note: Some vehicles may be subject to a CHP inspection and DMV will tell you when you register it.) Autogator is not responsible for any issues related to CHP inspection.
  8. After registration is paid, brake, lamp & smog is finished, and CHP inspection is done (if applicable) ... go back to the DMV and finish the registration process. They will issue your license plates and send your title in the mail.
  9. Process finished!




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