What's the car buying process in DC?
April 29, 2014 1:30 PM Subscribe
About to buy a car in DC, but how?
posted by donut_princess to Travel & Transportation (2 answers total)
I'm about to become a used car owner in DC! Hooray!
Unfortunately, it seems so complicated. I know there are the following steps involved:
-Get temporary tags
-Get the car inspected
-Register the car
But I don't know what order those occur in and I can't seem to find a clear answer online. I have been to the DC DMV website but it doesn't really break it down into the ordered steps and I'm worried about driving off the lot and then getting ticketed/fined because I don't get things done in the right order or because I am missing some documents.
Are there any steps I'm missing? How do I go about getting temporary tags if the dealership isn't in DC? Will I get ticketed on the way to the DMV if I don't have temporary tags yet?
What's the most efficient order to complete these items in to successfully become a car owner in DC?
The dealership is in the Maryland suburbs of DC. I live in DC.