Buying a Car
If you decide to buy a car, take the time to research your options; it will be one of the largest purchases you make while a student. Here are a few tips to help you in the process:
Conversion Table for Gasoline Consumption
Registering a Car
After you purchase a vehicle and before taking it on the road, you need to complete the following steps in order to register your car. You will need to have a Virginia driver's license to register your car. You do not need a Social Security Number to title or register a car. The forms ask for one, so if you do not have a Social Security Number, write “NONE” in that space.
Step 1: Purchase auto insurance
Step 2: Ensure the vehicle is properly titled
If you are buying a new vehicle from a dealer, the dealer may process the proper title work and submit
If you are buying a vehicle from an individual or the dealer is not handling the title work, ensure that Section A of the title has been completed, including the signature of the owner.
Visit your local DMV to obtain a title for the vehicle.
Step 3: Register the vehicle with the DMV
Step 4: Place the license plates on the vehicle
Step 5: Get your car inspected
Step 6: Register your vehicle with the city
Department of Motor Vehicles (Williamsburg)
Department of Motor Vehicles - Gloucester
Directions to the Williamsburg DMV by Bus
You can catch the bus at the Williamsburg Transportation Center and get off directly at the DMV stop.