Selling your car privately

Used Car Seller's Guide

Selling a car shouldn't be a difficult process. Let us guide you through it and ensure that you have everything you need for a smooth and trouble-free sale.
How to sell your car privately:
Step 1

Take the car to an approved testing centre for a technical inspection and roadworthy (which is required by the Department of Transport).

Step 2

When you take the car to the technical centre for testing, you will need to show the following:

  • Copy of the car's NaTIS registration document
  • Sale Agreement and Invoice
  • Valid licence disc (displayed on the windscreen)
Step 3

Please email the following documents to WesBank, with your car's finance account number (if applicable) written on each page:

  • A copy of your ID
  • Copy of the NaTIS registration document
  • Proof of your bank account
  • Completed and signed Invoice and Sale Agreement
  • Roadworthy certificate and inspection report
  • Written settlement letter valid for 5 days or proof that the car has been paid in full (e.g. cancelled cheque or bank statements)
Step 4

If there are any discrepances on the engine or chassis numbers, the car will need to go through police clearance.

Step 5

If the seller is a company - a (Pty) Ltd or CC - please provide the following:

  • A resolution authorising a member / director to transact on behalf of the company
  • Confirmation that the company has agreed to the sale of the car
Step 6

If you have personalised plates, you will need to remove them and visit your provincial licensing department to disassociate them from the vehicle.

Step 7

It is your responsibility to ensure that any outstanding licence fees or traffic fines are settled in full.

Step 8

WesBank is not responsible for the cost of number plates - this should be negotiated between the buyer and seller.