India : How to sell other state car

When I planned to move from Gurgaon to Pune I was in dilemma over whether to sell my Gurgaon registered car in Gurgaon or take it with me to Pune.

Since the new company I was joining was paying for relocation so car shifting cost was not an issue.

But, when you move between different states of India you get a grace period after which you have to register your car in the new state(Maharashtra) after taking NOC from the home state(Haryana). You also have to pay a hefty amount for road tax and registration charges in new state depending upon your car price and how old it is. Theoretically you can get the refund of the money you spent on road tax while registering the car in Haryana and use it to register the car in Maharashtra, but I couldn’t find any clear guideline on how to get this refund. Also, on internet I have read stories of many people trying to get refund from last many years but no luck.    You can read more about how to pay “one time tax” in Team BHP post about how to pay OTT on your vehicle of other state.

Since my car was only 3 years old and in good condition I didn’t want to sell it. But after knowing about the hassles of transferring the car I planned to sell it in Gurgaon itself.  When I approached few dealers all of them offered a paltry amount . I was not happy to sell my car at such low price so I finally decided to take it with me to Pune.

I used the car for few months in Pune and after that, I got an onsite opportunity. Now, I was again in dilemma as I have to get rid of my car and when I decided to sale it in Pune people were either not willing to buy an other state car or they offered very low price.  I had one option to ship the car back to Gurgaon where one of my relative can sell it.

Steps to Sell the Car

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While searching for other options I came across Cars24. I visited their Hinjawadi office and told them about my car’s situation. They thoroughly inspected the car and found it to be in good condition. They told me that they will put my car for bidding and within 30 minutes let me know the offered price. They also told me that they will deduct about Rs 10500 for transferring my car back to Haryana and another Rs 3000 for service charges like registering my car on the new owner’s name etc. I thought lets check the price offered. After half an hour agent came back to me with the offered price. To my surprise the price offered was more than what was offered to me in Gurgaon when I tried to sell the car few months back.  Even after their standard deductions I found the deal to be good.

So I agreed to sell my car. They offered me two payment option. One is of instant payment where they will pay me the amount instantly after deducting Rs 20000 which will be paid to me after my car reaches Haryana. Also, they will deduct Rs 1000 for instant payment charges. Else, I can get the whole amount after few days. I opted for instant payment.

After providing them my car keys, and documents like insurance, registration etc. , my  personal info and photographs, the payment was done instantly in my account. The whole process took less then 2 hours. The remaining 20000 was also transferred to my account after around 15 days. I was highly impressed with the way it was handled by the Cars 24 team.

But the last test of transferring the ownership was still pending. They said it will take 2-3 months to get the ownership transferred. But, I was nervous because if the car is not transferred to new owner and the car got into an accident then police may come looking for me. I contacted Cars24 after 2 months to check why the car is not yet registered on new owner’s name. They told me to wait for some more time. After about 1 month I got a mail that my car is now registered on new owner’s name. I checked on parivahan website and found that my car is now registered to a different owner.

This whole experience of selling my out of state car with Cars24 was smooth and it’s the easiest way I could find to sell my car quickly in a different state at a decent price.

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