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Tennessee Woman Kidnapped Over Car Title
Buying or selling a car to a stranger can be a dangerous proposition. A Tennessee woman was apparently kidnaped during a transaction gone wrong.
Ru Chen
Sep 09, 2021
Buying a Car Without a Title: What You Need to Know
You can buy a car without a title—but you’ll need to research the car’s history, get a bill of sale, and register the car in your name before you can drive it.
Melanie Reiff
Aug 24, 2021
Insuring a Rebuilt Title Car, Explained
Can you insure a rebuilt title car? Sure, but it may be more expensive than normal and you might have trouble finding full coverage for the car.
Jason Tushinski
Aug 27, 2021
How to Transfer a Car Title When Buying or Selling
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, you’ll need to know where to sign on the title, what paperwork to file with the DMV, and how to navigate tricky situations like liens and joint ownership.
Michelle Ballestrasse
Aug 27, 2021
What Is a Certificate of Title and Is There a Fee Associated With It?
Here's what you should understand about car titles, including how you attain one, what is shows, and how much it will cost you.
Cheryl Knight
Nov 18, 2020
Taking a Name off a Car Title: A Step-by-Step Guide
To remove your name from a car title, the person being removed must sign the back of the title as a seller. The name staying on the title functions as the “buyer.”
Jason Tushinski
Aug 11, 2021
How to Notarize a Car Title
Notarizing a car title is often required during private car sales. This can be easily done by having all parties sign the title before a notary.
Jacoba Bood
Aug 27, 2021
How to Transfer a Car Title
To transfer a car title, you need to provide the required documentation and sign it over. You'll also need to be able to pay the cost of transferring a title with the DMV.
Cheryl Knight
Sep 21, 2021
How To Replace a Lost or Missing Car Title
To replace a lost or stolen title, head to the DMV with proof of ownership, the VIN, and method of payment. You should also report any stolen titles.
Jason Tushinski
Aug 27, 2021
How to Transfer a Car Title When You Move to Another State
Depending on your state, you may need to transfer a vehicle title when you move. Check with the DMV to be sure and be prepared with the right paperwork.
Jessica Barrett
Aug 18, 2021
How to Get an Abandoned Vehicle Title
If you want to obtain the title for an abandoned vehicle on your property, your options include bidding on it at a state auction or tracking down the legal owner to buy the title.
Jason Tushinski
Aug 25, 2021
How to Buy a Car Without a Title
It’s possible to buy a car without a title, but you may have to deal with a replacement title, lienholders, record searches, and surety title bonds.
Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
May 04, 2021

All Questions on Car Title

How do you register a car in North Carolina?
I just moved to North Carolina and need to update all my legal documents and car registration, but I have no idea where to start. How do you register a car in North Carolina?
Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 2021
How do you remove a co-owner from a car’s title?
I bought my first car back in high school and my mom is listed as a co-owner of the vehicle. I have since moved out and have a well-paying job and was wondering how I can remove a co-owner from my car’s title?
Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 2021
How do you register a car in Montana?
I finally moved from Utah to Montana for my new job, but I’m not sure what to do with my car since it still has Utah plates. How and when do have to register a car in Montana?
Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 2021
How can I sell a car privately in Oklahoma?
Since my youngest child has moved out, I now have a car that I no longer have a use for. I tried to sell it to a dealership but their offer seemed incredibly low. I’m in no rush to sell it and feel I may have better luck selling it privately. How can I sell a car privately in Oklahoma?
Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 2021
How do I get a car title notarized?
Where and how do I get a car title notarized? I moved from CA to NB and have an extra car I need to sell. My neighbor said I needed to get paperwork notarized but I haven't heard of this before.
Shannon Martin
Oct 21, 2021
How can you insure a car that's not in your name?
My aunt is giving me her old car. She's still the registered owner, but she said I'm able to insure and drive it. How can I get car insurance on her car?
Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 2021
Can I take my name off a car loan?
I have a car loan with a now-ex-boyfriend. I agreed to let him have the car, provided I can remove the name from the loan—but honestly, I'm not sure where to start. How do I do it?
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
How do I remove my co-borrower from a car loan?
The co-borrower on my loan is my sister, but she recently fell on tough financial times. She wants to reduce her amount of debt liability. Can I remove her from my car loan?
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
How do title loans work in Ohio?
I was thinking of getting a car title loan, but I'm not sure how they work. Can you explain it to me? I live in Ohio, if that changes anything.
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
How do I pay off a car title loan faster?
I was approved for a car title loan, but the interest rate is nearly 20%. I don't think I can afford to pay that much money! How can I pay this loan off faster so that I don't have to pay so much interest?
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
Can I get a car title loan if I'm unemployed?
I want to get a car title loan—I'm unemployed and broke, and I need to pay some bills. However, I'm worried that I won't be able to get the loan if I don't have a job. Is there any way that I can still get this loan?
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
How do I remove someone's name from a car title?
I have been sharing a car with my sister, but she just upgraded her vehicle. How do I get her name off the car title?
Rachel Juillerat
Oct 19, 2021
Will a bank give me a loan for a salvage title
I want to get a car loan for a Plymouth Barracuda, but it has a salvage title. Can I still get a loan for it?
Eric Schad
Oct 18, 2021
How do I sell a car in SC?
I’m from South Carolina. I’m looking to sell my old Land Rover and buy a new Jeep, but I’ve never sold a car before. What’s the best way to sell a car in SC?
Chloe Jenkins
Oct 15, 2021
How do I replace my lost car title in Texas?
I live in Texas and I’m looking to sell my car but I realized that I haven’t seen my car title in years. How can I replace a lost title?
Chloe Jenkins
Oct 15, 2021
Is there a way to get my car out of impound if I don't have the title?
My car was towed to the impound lot last night. Unfortunately, I didn't realize I was parked in a handicapped space. I have all of the paperwork I need except for the title of the car. Will I still be able to get my car out?
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
How long does it take to process a change in a car title?
I just purchased a car from a private sale in New York and will be getting it registered today. How long will it take me to get the new title?
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
How can I insure a rebuilt titled car in California?
I finished restoring my 1973 Volkswagen Thing and now I am looking to get it insured. I bought it at a salvage auction in Texas, but I live in California now. How can I get it insured?
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
Can I insure a new car that isn't titled to me?
How can I get insurance for a car that isn't technically mine? My grandmother bought a new car last night, but she doesn't drive anymore. I drive her everywhere, so she wants to "ride around in style." How can I make sure both I and the car are adequately insured?
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
How do you fix a messed up car title?
I got a new car, but the title isn’t right. Whoever filled out the title misspelled my name. How can I fix my messed-up car title?
Lauren Smith
Oct 13, 2021
How can I find out if a car has an active insurance policy?
Is there a way for me to find out if my ex-husband put insurance on his car? After our divorce, I signed the title of my 2005 Ford Crown Victoria over to him. He promised he would get insurance. I want to take the car off my GEICO policy, but I don't want to get in trouble.
Shannon Martin
Oct 11, 2021
How do you buy a car without a title?
I'm looking at a car on Craigslist, but the seller claims they do not have the title. This seems like a red flag. I don’t really understand titles though, so maybe it’s not. Can you buy a car without a title?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 11, 2021
How do I remove someone from my car title?
My wife and I recently separated (on good terms). She agreed that I can have our truck as part of the settlement. However, her name is still on the title, and as I've never been divorced before, I'm not sure how to take it off. How do I remove her name?
Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
Can you drive a car while waiting for a title?
I recently bought a used car, but I don't have the new title for it yet. Can I still drive my car, or do I have to wait? How long will it take to get the title?
Liz Jenson
Sep 21, 2021
How do I replace a missing car title in Pennsylvania?
Someone stole my title from my car and I need to replace it. Where can I do that? Will it cost me anything?
Liz Jenson
Sep 21, 2021
How do you get your name off a loan?
I’ve given my car to my ex-boyfriend because I couldn’t afford it. I'm the primary holder of the car and he is my signer. I paid for all the months when we were together and when we weren’t. When I handed it over, he took over the payments. How can I get my name off of the loan? He said he would work with me to get me off the loan.
Shannon Martin
Aug 23, 2021
Can I register a car in Indiana with expired Ohio tags?
I have been living in the state for about seven months but haven't registered my car here yet. I do have an Indiana driver's license.
Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021
Can I sell a car with an out-of-state title?
My car is registered in California, but I have a title from Nevada. Can I still sell it here?
Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021
How can I transfer a car loan to my wife during a divorce in Michigan?
The cars (both Honda Civics) are our only assets, and we are planning to divorce. Both of the loans are in my name, but she has agreed to take over the loan for her car. How do I get it to be only in her name?
Sophie Newman
Aug 11, 2021
How do you split a car during a divorce in California?
We bought a Honda CR-V during our marriage, but now that we're divorced, I'm assuming only one of us gets the car. We paid for the car with our joint bank account and it no longer has a lien.
Sophie Newman
Aug 09, 2021

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