Out of State Buyer's Guide in Illinois Near St. Louis

Buying a New or Used Car from Out-of-State: What You Need to Know

Here, our staff of experienced and friendly sales professionals help both in and out-of-state drivers get fair deals on high-quality vehicles. Whether you're in the market for a new Nissan or something pre-owned, we'd be happy to assist you. Given our close proximity toย St. Louis we frequently serve drivers from Missouri, however we've helped car shoppers from even further away states like Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.ย When you're looking for your next vehicle we hope that you'll keep AutoCenters Nissan in mind.ย 

When you choose our dealership located right here in Wood River, IL, you're making a wise decision. We frequently serve drivers from the Missouri area, and are always looking for new ways that we can better serve our out-of-state customers. Here are a few ways that we do that already:

  1. Crossing the border and getting a great deal at AutoCenters Nissan can really save you money, however whether you buy in or out of state it won't change how you are taxed,ย you'll pay the sales tax to the state in which you'll register the car (i.e. your home state).ย 
  2. Worried about driving your new vehicle home legally? Don't be. We have professionals who will go over the details with you and our dealership can issue you a temporary registration so that everything is on the up and up before you leave.
  3. Out-of-State buyers are responsible for getting a state inspection and emission testing done once back in your own state. In most states, including Missouri, you have 30 days to complete this after purchasing your vehicle. Here at AutoCenters Nissan, we hold vehicles to an extremely high standard, so your own state inspection won't be an issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

When drivers visit us from another state, there are certain questions that come up again and again. We've compiled these here along with helpful responses, so that you know what to expect if you're buying a vehicle for the first time from out-of-state.

Q: "Will I be taxed twice if I buy out-of-state?"

A: No you are only taxed in the state in which you register your vehicle.

Q:ย  "Will I be able to drive my new vehicle home across state lines?"

A: Yes our dealership will complete temporary registration paperwork so that you can legally drive your vehicle back to your home state.

Q: "Will you hold a car, truck or SUV for me?"

A: Get in touch with us about your unique out-of-state situation, and we'll do our very best to help you get the exact vehicle you want.

Still Have Questions? Don't Hesitate to Reach Out to Us

We hope that this information has answered your questions. Please don't hesitate to get in touch though, if you have other questions or need clarification. We look forward to your call or visit here at AutoCenters Nissan.

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AutoCenters Nissan

1825 E Edwardsville Rd.
Directions Wood River, IL 62095

  • Sales: 618-251-3000
  • Service: 618-251-3000
  • Parts: 618-251-3000