What Documents Do I Need To Sell My Car? We’ll Tell You

what documents do I need to sell my car

Selling your car in South Africa involves more than just finding a buyer and handing over the keys. It requires proper documentation to ensure a smooth and legal transaction. Whether you’re selling your car privately, or through a dealership like Weelee, having the right documents is essential. 

Weelee walks you through the documents you need to sell your car in South Africa and why partnering with us can simplify the process.

Vehicle Registration Certificate 

The Vehicle Registration Certificate, commonly known as “car papers,” in South Africa is one of the most important documents you need to sell your car. It serves as proof of ownership and contains vital information about the vehicle, including the owner’s details, vehicle identification number (VIN), and registration number.

Roadworthy Certificate

In South Africa, a Roadworthy Certificate is required when selling a used car. This certificate verifies that the vehicle meets the necessary safety and roadworthiness standards. This will include an inspection of various components such as brakes, lights, tires, and steering.

Valid Identification Document

As the seller, you’ll need to provide a valid identification document, such as your South African ID card or passport. This document confirms your identity and is necessary for completing the sale transaction.

Proof of Ownership

If you’ve financed the vehicle through a bank or other financial institution, you’ll need to provide proof of ownership certificate or clearance from the financing company. This document confirms that there are no outstanding debts or financial encumbrances on the vehicle.

Maintenance and Service Records

While not mandatory, providing maintenance and service records can enhance the value and credibility of your vehicle. It demonstrates to potential buyers that the car has been well-maintained and serviced regularly, instilling confidence in its condition and reliability.

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Partnering with Weelee for Your Car Sale

Don’t let the paperwork overwhelm you – let the Weelee sales experts handle the details while you focus on what matters most. Sell your car with confidence and ease by partnering with us. Our team is ready to assist you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless selling experience. 

With Weelee, you can expect:

Expert assistance: Our team of professionals guides you through the entire selling process, from valuation to finalising the sale.

Transparent transactions: We conduct fair and transparent transactions, providing you with competitive offers based on market value and vehicle condition.

Convenient services: We offer flexible options for vehicle inspections and payments, making the selling process convenient for you.


By choosing to partner with Weelee, you can sell your car with confidence, knowing that all the necessary paperwork is taken care of. Now that you know what documents you need to sell your car, let us handle the details while you enjoy a hassle-free selling experience.
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