How do you scrap a car without a title?

We have a beat-up old vehicle on the back of our property that’s next step can only be the scrap yard. The one problem is, I have no idea where the title is. Do I need it?

Most states require a title to scrap a car. My best advice is to find or replace the title; your life will be a whole lot easier.
If you do happen to live in a state that doesn’t require you to have a title, you’ll still need some legally verifiable proof the car is yours for a scrapyard to take it. This is because scrap yards legally have to report every car they destroy to the state. This is to help them avoid crushing random vehicles like in old wive’s tales.
To figure out if your state requires a title, reach out to your local DMV.
If this car was on your insurance policy, make sure you communicate with them to take it off. Policy changes can change your rates, so it’s a good time to compare rates with multiple companies to help you find the best deals.
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 13, 2021

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