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darkblueblood Avatar
9y, 4w agoPosted 9 years, 4 weeks ago
I'm buying a car this week and am just looking for advice as to what i need to do before I'm able to drive it.

It has a valid MOT and valid road tax, so that's all sorted, and I'm currently sorting out insurance.

I've been told that i need to send something off that informs the DVLA of a change of owner. What is this and am i able to drive the car after i've sent this off as long as i have insurance, MOT and tax?

Is there anything else I have to do before I can drive it?

Thanks for your advice
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9y, 4w agoPosted 9 years, 4 weeks ago
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#1
darkblueblood
I'm buying a car this week and am just looking for advice as to what i need to do before I'm able to drive it.

It has a valid MOT and valid road tax, so that's all sorted, and I'm currently sorting out insurance.

I've been told that i need to send something off that informs the DVLA of a change of owner. What is this and am i able to drive the car after i've sent this off as long as i have insurance, MOT and tax?

Is there anything else I have to do before I can drive it?

Thanks for your advice


Make sure you get the log book with it (has the bit you need to send to the DVLA on it) it should be a4 and bright blue/green i believe. You should be able to drive it with valid tax, mot and insurance straight off but do need to send the change of owner thing off ASAP :)
#2
Is this from a dealer or a private sale. If it's private then remember.
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#4
stora
Is this from a dealer or a private sale. If it's private then remember.
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what does that mean?
#5
darkblueblood
what does that mean?


buy at your own risk (i had to look it up!lol)
#6
oh right

So i should be safe to go when i get my insurance sorted?

And as long as i send off the thing to the DVLA informing them of the change of owner i'm good to go?
#7
darkblueblood
oh right

So i should be safe to go when i get my insurance sorted?

And as long as i send off the thing to the DVLA informing them of the change of owner i'm good to go?


i believe so :) Just make sure your insurance hasn't got a later start date than when you want to start driving it!
#8
excellent

now all i need to do is find insurance!!

Not the cheapest thing in the world when you're buying your first car!!
#9
darkblueblood
excellent

now all i need to do is find insurance!!

Not the cheapest thing in the world when you're buying your first car!!



Try the comparison sites for car insurance and confused.com, also try the AA as they shop around for you. Don't tell any lies as it could invalidate your insurance, which basically means you might as well not have it.

Good luck and happy motoring
#10
darkblueblood
excellent

now all i need to do is find insurance!!

Not the cheapest thing in the world when you're buying your first car!!


I had that problem! My first insurance i found miles cheaper than anywhere on tesco and online rather than phone but have a look at quidco, my last one i got with prudential and got £100 back from quidco and the insurance was cheaper and better cover for less than i was already paying :)
#11
The Rac might be worth a wee look... you pay once every 6 months with them :)
#12
Remember all of the 'usual' safety checks, too - like tyre tread etc. If it's a car that's new to you, you should check it's safe to drive as well as legal :thumbsup:
#13
sadiebabes
The Rac might be worth a wee look... you pay once every 6 months with them :)


Why? are they big...

(Didn't even have to edit a word :-D )
#14
odriscoll
Why? are they big...

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Aye, huuuge!
#15
hehe:oops:
#16
cheapest insurance I've found is £235

is that good considering it's the first car I've owned, and up 'til now i've just been a named driver on someone elses insurance?
#17
lol i passed this year and bought a car, its a lot better than what i paid :-(
#18
It is the seller that sends off the DVLA V5, not the buyer, the buyer is given a tear off slip part of the V5 by the previous owner.

DVLA will send a new V5 to the new owner within a couple of weeks.

It is OK to drive the car immediately as long as it is otherwise legal.
#19
Inactive
It is the seller that sends off the DVLA V5, not the buyer, the buyer is given a tear off slip part of the V5 by the previous owner.

DVLA will send a new V5 to the new owner within a couple of weeks.

It is OK to drive the car immediately as long as it is otherwise legal.


yep , you as a buyer will recieve the small little green bit on the right hand page that has almost no infomation on it where the seller retains the infomation such as chassis number , engine cc , colour etc , all the things you may need to know , such are governments and there paper work
#20
Dont forget to do a HPI check

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