Consumer Education

Buying a Vehicle


Buying a car can be one of the biggest investments consumers make and the process can often be overwhelming. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is committed to helping customers know what to look for, what to ask and what rights they have.


Buying From a Licensed Dealer

Understand the role and responsibilities of a licensed dealer and your rights as a buyer.

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Buying in a Private Sale

Understand your rights and responsibilities when purchasing a vehicle in a private sale.

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