Obtain the vehicle registration from seller and verify VIN of vehicle and seller’s
driver’s license with the registration papers
Obtain keys and signed registration in exchange for payment (most sellers will require
a certified cheque or bank draft). You should also ensure to have a bill of sale
signed by both seller and buyer or a gift letter if gifting a vehicle.
Fill out and sign the transfer form (APV9T) together with the seller. If you are
uncertain how to complete the form, bring it to us and we would be happy to assist
Take the signed documents to an Autoplan broker and complete the transfer
Pay the Harmonized Sales Tax to Autoplan broker
Purchase new insurance or transfer existing insurance to your new car.
Other Useful Tips to Buy Used Car:
Research the vehicle you are thinking about purchasing (safety features, fuel efficiency,
etc) by checking car reviews. www.edmunds.com is a great place to search for car
You could also check the average asking price and trade in value for cars using the
Canadian Blackbook, which you can search online at www.canadianblackbook.com . This
will give you an idea of what the wholesale price for dealers is and gives you better
information for your negotiations =)
Contact us for a car insurance quote on the vehicle you are planning to purchase
to see how much insurance premiums will be
Purchase vehicle history reports (accidents, lien search, stolen vehicle, etc). You
could purchase an ICBC Vehicle Claims reports to see all ICBC claims on the vehicle
or for for more complete reports including lien searches you could obtain a CarProof
or CarFax report. To check for liens only, you can have a search done by some ServiceBC
centres (in person only) or the Personal Property Registry (in person or written
Ensure the vehicle has valid AirCare, otherwise you won’t be able to insure the vehicle.
Click here to check if AirCare is valid with either the VIN or vehicle registration
Contact us if you need additional information. Our agents are happy to help.