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Need safety certified before selling my used car?

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Need safety certified before selling my used car?

Well, trying to get rid of 2005 crv-ex with 150Km. Dealers are willing to pay around 3000 but private sellers on auto trade is about 5000.

What do I need to do sell it privately?
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Aug 21, 2010
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no , you can just sell as is,,,,,no safety certified needed
just have to sign ownership over
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Safety not required if you sell As Is.

You will get more money and sell easier if you do certify it but, depending on repairs needed, may not be worth it.
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I sold my wife's old car without safety, buyer get a temporary permit from MTO and they have 10 days to get the car certified and go back to MTO for a plate.
Some buyer however want the car certified before buying it. I did that once with my buyer, I agreed that I bring the car to a mechanic shop, he pay for it. It is only for his peace of mind that he worry that car needs major repair before he can get the plate.
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dec12 wrote: Well, trying to get rid of 2005 crv-ex with 150Km. Dealers are willing to pay around 3000 but private sellers on auto trade is about 5000.

What do I need to do sell it privately?
Take it a reputable (someone whom you can trust) garage and find out how much it will cost to certify the vehicle? From that info you can make your decision. Are you planing to buy another vehicle?
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Also don't forget about Used Vehicle Information Package.
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As a used car buyer, I look for ones that are certified.
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Sep 23, 2018
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derass wrote: As a used car buyer, I look for ones that are certified.
Certified versus one from a private seller which comes with safety certification included.
Would you consider both of them the same?
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You don't *need* it. It is the responsibility of the buyer.

Having said that I always certify mine before selling them. It just make the whole process much easier for everyone involved. It really isn't much of a problem as long as your car is in decent shape.

When I sold my cars privately I always had a long line of people willing to pay cash on the spot and drive the car away right after. I always say no to anyone want to have it inspected by their own mechanics. When I was young I foolishly allowed someone to take my car to his "trusted mechanic" and the mechanic burned out the distributor right away because he had no idea how to properly disconnect it. "Luckily" the car wont start so he was forced to admit it and ate the repair cost.

Basically if they dont have the cash to pay after the test drive just move on to the next one on your list. Dont hold the car for whatever reason. You aren't there to provide excellent customer service hoping for your customer to come back to buy another car years down the road. Your job is to find *one* guy who is willing to take the car.
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When I buy a car I always look for as-is, where is, broken needs to be towed.
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