Seller Requirements When Selling a Vehicle

When you advertise your automobile for sale, make it as simple for buyers as possible by having all of the documentation ready to go.

Preparing the car

A little time spent today can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. First impressions are important. Consider yourself a buyer and question yourself:

  • Does the automobile appear well-kept – is it clean?
  • Has the vehicle recently been serviced?
  • Do they have invoices for any maintenance or servicing that has been performed?
  • Is the asking price realistic in light of the manufacturer, model, age, and condition of the vehicle?

What’s important to you as a buyer should also be what you need to do to prepare the car for sale.

Car cleaning

It’s only basic sense. The essential objective is to make that extra effort to go into all those hard-to-reach spots that are sometimes overlooked during normal cleaning.

If you can finance it, having your automobile groomed can produce outcomes that would otherwise take endless hours with a bucket and sponge.

Service history for the vehicle

Gather all of the invoices you have for previous service or maintenance. Get the automobile serviced as b uyers will feel more at ease if you prove that the automobile has been serviced on a regular basis and done maintenance at the manufacturer’s suggested intervals, such as the cam belt replacement.

Choosing a price

It’s crunch time now — how much is the automobile worth? What should you charge for it? Be realistic – is it in excellent shape, or is it at most “average”? Examine similar automobiles online to obtain a sense of the pricing range for a car of the same make, model, age, and condition. This range will serve as your bargaining range.

For $19.95, you can obtain an AA Vehicle Valuation, which will offer you an estimate of your vehicle’s fair market worth.

Decide on your asking price and the very minimum you’re willing to accept. If you have lots of time and can afford to wait for the best offer, your pricing will most likely be higher than if you really need to sell the vehicle soon.

Warrant of Fitness

The Warrant of Fitness (WoF) must be no more than 28 days old when selling your vehicle, unless both you and the purchaser agree and contract out of this obligation. Driving an automobile without a current Warrant of Fitness (WoF) is unlawful, so make sure your buyer is aware of this. They are legally allowed to drive straight to a testing centre or authorised mechanic to obtain one, but not anywhere else. It’s a good idea to sell an vehicle when it still has at least one month on its present WoF. If the car has less than 28 days left on the clock, you must notify the buyer.

Vehicle licensing (rego)

The buyer must drive away in a vehicle that has an appropriate vehicle licence (rego) or they risk a $200 fine from the NZ Police or parking enforcement. The registration is located in the lower right-hand corner of the vehicle’s windscreen.

Any automobile must be registered before it can be driven on New Zealand roads – most cars only need to be registered once. When a vehicle is registered, it is examined for safety, certified, put to the Motor Vehicle Register, and, if necessary, licenced. Don’t mix up registration with vehicle licencing (rego) — automobiles require both in order to drive on New Zealand roads.

Ownership transfer

We recommend that you submit a New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) change of ownership form as soon as the transaction is completed to avoid any possible fines, parking fines, or speeding penalties obtained by the new owner. You can accomplish this either online or by contacting one of their agents.

You will need both your own and the buyer’s information, so attempt to complete this as part of the handoff process.


Notify the insurance provider that you wish to terminate your automobile insurance, but only after it has been sold completely. To cease your payments, do this as soon as the change of ownership paperwork are finalised.

By completing all of the documentation, you will ensure the smoothest possible handover procedure for both you and your buyer. That way, they can move on with appreciating their new purchase while you can end your selling trip on a high note.