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Selling Your Vehicle Without a Smog Test in California

Selling Your Vehicle Without a Smog Test in California

Selling your car privately in California can take a bit more work (and paperwork) than in other states. The state of California has stringent laws around vehicle inspections. As the vehicle seller, you are legally required to provide the buyer with a valid smog certificate at the time of sale. The buyer should also be informed that the provided smog certification is only valid for 90 days after the date it is issued.

Does My Vehicle Require a Smog Certification if I Sell it Privately?

Smog certifications are required for all sales or title transfers of gasoline-powered vehicles that are four or more model years old. This model year rule does not apply to diesel-powered vehicles, as a smog certification must accompany any sale of newer diesel vehicles.

A smog inspection and certification are required with the sale of your motor vehicle in the state of California unless your vehicle is:

  • Gasoline powered, 1975 model year or older
  • Diesel powered 1997 model year and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight rating (GVWR) of more than 14,000 pounds
  • Electric (EV)
  • Natural gas powered with a GVWR rating of more than 14,000 pounds
  • Motorcycle

How to Sell Your Car Without a Smog Test in Santa Rosa, CA

If you are like most California drivers, you dread the time and hassle it takes to sell your car, including the required smog inspection and certification.

When you sell your car to the Manly Buy Center in Santa Rosa, CA, you can avoid any trip to the smog test center. That's right; there are no smog test requirements when selling your car to Manly Buy Center! At our location in Santa Rosa, all we do is buy cars, and we make your entire car selling process hassle-free!

By selling your car to Manly Buy Center, you also won't have to worry about selling to strangers, no-shows and online scams, how to handle test drives, "As Is" liabilities or long waits at the DMV.

Experience Clear And Simple Car Selling at Manly Buy Center

You can sell your car in three easy steps within 30 minutes when you sell to Manly Buy Center. With our transparent and streamlined process, we make it easy to sell your car at a fair price!

First, use the Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer form here on our website to tell us about the details of your vehicle, such as its year, make, model, options and condition.

Then, bring your Kelley Blue Book appraised vehicle to the Manly Buy Center in Santa Rosa, CA, where one of our certified technicians will inspect your car for any issues.

Thirdly, once your vehicle inspection is complete, we'll write you a check and handle all of the DMV paperwork.

Why spend your precious time getting a smog test and trying to meet up with strangers to sell your car when you can sell it the clear and simple way at Manly Buy Center? Get an instant cash offer for your ride at Manly Buy Center today!

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