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Motor Vehicle Details



Motor Vehicle Details

e.g. Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota

e.g. 2017

e.g. Golf, Focus, Corolla

e.g. 4 dr Sedan, pickup


Kilometres

The VIN is a number that is assigned to every vehicle and can contain both letters and numbers. VINs are used in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the United States, Canada and other countries. Vehicles that have been manufactured since 1980 will contain a VIN number that is 17 characters long. The VIN can be used to determine information about a vehicle, such as the: country and year of production, manufacturer, style, make, model, engine type, etc. It is usually located in the door frame of the front doors, on the engine, around the steering wheel, or on the dash near the window. No two vehicles in the world have the same VIN number, so the VIN number clearly distinguishes one vehicle from all other vehicles.
Vehicle ID Number (VIN)


Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Odometer Reading?The Odometer Reading is displayed on the vehicle's dashboard and shows the total number of miles or kilometres that the car has travelled. Enter the vehicle Odometer Reading at the time of sale.


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Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale

IN CONSIDERATION of ___________________ of ____________________ (the 'Purchaser') providing $____________  CAD, which includes all sales taxes (the 'Purchase Price'), the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged to ______________________ of ____________________ (the 'Seller'), the Seller SELLS AND DELIVERS the Motor Vehicle to the Purchaser.

PURCHASE PRICE: The Purchaser will pay the Purchase Price to the Seller by cash.

MOTOR VEHICLE: The Seller will sell and deliver to the Purchaser the following motor vehicle (the 'Motor Vehicle'):

  • Make: ________________________
  • Model: __________
  • Year: __________
  • Body Type: __________
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): ________________________
  • Odometer Reading: __________ kilometres

WARRANTIES: The Seller warrants that the Motor Vehicle is free of any liens and encumbrances and that the Seller is the legal owner of the Motor Vehicle. The Seller also warrants that the Seller has the full right and authority to sell and deliver the Motor Vehicle and that the Seller will defend the title of the Motor Vehicle against any and all claims and demands.

'AS IS' CONDITION: The Purchaser acknowledges that the Motor Vehicle is sold 'as is'. The Seller expressly disclaims any implied warranty as to fitness for a particular purpose and any implied warranty as to merchantability. The Seller expressly disclaims any expressed or other implied warranties.

WORKING ORDER: Any warranty as to the condition or working order of the Motor Vehicle is expressly disclaimed by the Seller.

MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY: Any disclaimer of warranties by the Seller in this Bill of Sale will not in any way affect the terms of any applicable warranties from the manufacturer of the Motor Vehicle.

LIABILITIES: The Seller does not assume, nor does the Seller authorize any other person on the behalf of the Seller to assume, any liability in connection with the sale or delivery of the Motor Vehicle.

INSPECTION: The Purchaser accepts the Motor Vehicle in its existing condition given that the Purchaser has either inspected the Motor Vehicle or was given the opportunity to inspect the Motor Vehicle but chose to not inspect it.

This Bill of Sale will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta.

SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED
this ________ day of ________________, ________.

   



_____________________________
______________________
(Seller)

     


Most legal jurisdictions require that the Seller state the Mileage upon transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

Odometer Disclosure Statement

I, ______________________ of ____________________ (the 'Seller'), STATE AND DECLARE that the odometer of the following vehicle (the 'Motor Vehicle') reads as follows:

  • Make: ________________________
  • Model: __________
  • Current Odometer Reading: __________ kilometres
  • Body Type: __________
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): ________________________

I CERTIFY that to the best of my knowledge the odometer reading as stated above reflects the actual mileage of the Motor Vehicle and that the odometer of the Motor Vehicle was not altered, set back, or disconnected while in my possession, and I have no knowledge of anyone else doing so.

SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED
this ________ day of ________________, ________.

   

___________________________
Seller: ______________________
Address: ____________________

     


Receipt of original copy
is hereby acknowledged by
___________________.

   

___________________________
Purchaser: ___________________
Address: ____________________

     

Bill of Sale Information

Alternate Names:

A Bill of Sale is also known as a:

  • Proof of Purchase
  • Sales Receipt
  • Vehicle Bill of Sale

What is a Bill of Sale?

A Bill of Sale is a sales receipt used to document a transaction between a seller and a buyer. It provides proof that the ownership of an item was transferred from one party to another. With a Bill of Sale, the item is generally sold "as is".

What does "as is" mean in a Bill of Sale?

To sell an item "as is" means that the item is typically past or ineligible for the manufacturer's warranty, and the seller does not guarantee the quality of the item and will not be liable for any of its imperfections.

In other words, when a transaction occurs "as is", the buyer has agreed to purchase the item in its current condition with the understanding that the seller is not responsible if the item stops working or malfunctions.

What is included in a Bill of Sale?

A Bill of Sale typically includes:

  • Buyer and seller information
  • Information about the item (e.g. mileage, kilometrage, model type, year, VIN, and more for vehicles)
  • Where and when the item was sold
  • Price, including which form of payment was used, and if taxes were included
  • Any loans or liens on the item

What items can I use a Bill of Sale for?

A Bill of Sale is commonly used for:

  • Vehicles or automobiles, such as used cars, trucks, or motorcycles
  • Trailers or recreational vehicles (RVs)
  • Equipment, electronics, tools, or furniture
  • Animals, such as horses or cattle
  • Boats or aircrafts

What is the difference between a Bill of Sale and a Sales Agreement?

A Bill of Sale is generally used for private sales between two parties where the transaction is relatively straightforward: money is exchanged, and the ownership of the item transfers from the original owner to a new owner.

A Sales Agreement is used for more complex transactions where more details about the sale are required, such as information about any warranties on the item. A Sales Agreement can also be used to cover any services relating to the item, such as installation fees. For instance, if a small business that sells and repairs electronics offers computers for sale and they want to give the customer more options with their purchase, such as installations, then a Sales Agreement could be used to outline the cost of the installation, as well as information about any warranties that may be available on the computers.

However, if services are the only thing being exchanged for compensation in the transaction, it is recommended that you use LawDepot's Service Agreement instead.

Do I need a Bill of Sale to buy a used car?

A Bill of Sale is strongly recommended in most provinces when buying or selling a new or used vehicle in a private sale. Without a Bill of Sale, it might be difficult to prove that the vehicle changed ownership, so some provinces require a Bill of Sale in order for the new owner to register the vehicle and obtain insurance.

Related Documents:

  • Sales Agreement: a more detailed proof of purchase between a buyer and seller than a Bill of Sale
  • Purchase of Business Agreement: a contract used when an individual or corporate buyer purchases all the assets or shares of a business
  • Equipment Rental Agreement: an agreement used to rent out equipment for a specific time period
  • Service Agreement: an agreement that determines the terms and conditions of a service being provided to a customer

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