26 May 2020 by Gagan Modi
Know Process to Exchange Car at Dealership. Tips before Exchanging Car at a Used Car Dealer Showroom in India
Planning to buy new car by doing trade in (i.e. exchange) of your Old Car
Its important to know - how to seamlessly process a sale purchase transaction with a dealer by knowing exchange formalities
Process mentioned below is after the exchange deal price agreed (Applicable only when you selling your Car to Authorized Dealer)
Insurance NCB Transfer Do you have any NCB on Used Car ? If yes - Once the value is decided of used car, do not miss to mention that NCB (if any) will be transferred from your Old Car to New Car and dealer will not have any objection for this.
Note:- In event of NCB Transfer - Insurance company cancels the old policy, if dealer does not transfer it to his name. Its advisable to mention it in writing - that you will be transferring No Claim Bonus from Used Car Selling to New Car. In event of some foul play or same not discussed - dealer may ask you to get car insurance done - by stating that he has done valuation with insurance.
» Original RC,
» Copy of Insurance,
» Copy of ID & Address Proof
» Car Original Keys
» Bank NOC with RTO Form 35 (only if vehicle financed)
Also, when the buyer of car is found by dealership the either Online Form Filling or Signed Form 29,30 will assist in transfer.
Before handing over the Car, its important to know - who will do RC Transfer and in how much time.
For Information: Used Car RC Transfer does not take more than 2 Weeks in RTO (But as dealer will find a final buyer for the car - process can take much time)
Take an undertaking from dealer - that you are providing him signed copies of Form 29,30 along with Original documents and its dealer responsibility to get RC Transferred in Stipulated Time. A Timeline if agreed upon - even of 90 days or 120 days - would be a better idea - rather than not mentioning anything of that nature
Once the car is handed over to dealer - dealer will acknowledge by giving you a :-
Delivery receipt - it will state that car is been taken over by him with all responsibilities including road taxes, maintenance, challans and offenses from date of delivery. Details of Make, Model including date, time duly stamped and signed by dealership.
Ensure that Delivery Reciept carries clearly date, time mentioned including number of keys taken, documents with properly signned and stamped. Also - ideal is to mention in time frame in which transferred RC will be provided. Most of the showroom will be reluctant but its recommended to mention in some kind of time frame been 3 months or 6 months or say at max 8 to 10 months even instead of not referring same
Purchase / Exchange Receipt - It will state value of the used car. Also - will mention the documents collected by dealership. Do mention clearly - Keys, Insurance, RC Book, Owner Manual etc as handed over to them in original. The Purchase Value (if adjusted towards down-payment, new car margin money or loan foreclosure should be clearly mentioned in the Exchange Receipt)
Follow up Its important to keep all your documents in custody and do not miss to followup with dealer for Transferred RC. In case of lapse, get the manufacturer involved
Ensure that all correspondence to be duly recorded on date, time. Remember - without having a Transferred RC - you are at risk as ownership will continue to reflect agains your name in RTO records and if any mis-hap happens then the first onus will come on you. It has happended in past also, and as per Court Judgement - For Legal Accountability purpose - Ownership of vehicle be accounted in name of individual in whose name as reflected in RTO records
So - ensure to have followup done to have Transferred RC with you