Registration & Titling

Articles in the Registration & Titling category cover info on vehicle services, first-time registration, vehicle registration renewal, title transfers and change of ownership, smog and emissions testing and more for various vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, etc.).

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Illinois Emissions Tests—And Reminders—Are Back Again

by Bridget Clerkin on

Need to renew your registration in Illinois? You’ll have to get in line—and it may take a while. Illinois drivers are now required to have an emissions test performed on their vehicle before they can renew their registration. It sounds like a routine regulation, but it’s the second time this year the Prairie State has […]

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VW Diesel Scandal & DMV Implications by Bridget Clerkin on

Once a leading voice in the “clean diesel” movement, Volkswagen admitted earlier this month that they had been playing dirty after all, producing cars that not only pollute the air at an illegal rate, but appear to be cleaner than they actually are, by “cheating” on emissions tests. DMV Implications Since the news broke, it […]

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Two Steps One Sticker by Angelo Ilumba on

Registering your car in Texas? A new law enacted this March brings significant changes to the vehicle registration and registration renewal process. This new law can be simplified into the following: STEP ONE – Get your car inspected. Vehicles in Texas are subject to safety and/or emissions inspections. STEP TWO – Register your car to […]

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Register Your Ride: How to Register a Custom-Built Car by Kat Saks on

A custom-built car is a source of pride. When you’ve invested the time, money, and energy into building a custom car, you want to ensure there’s no question as to who owns it. As with any vehicle, kit cars must be registered through your state motor vehicle agency to prove ownership. But, registering a custom-built […]

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Requirements for Selling a Recreational Vehicle by Melissa Crumish on

The steps for selling a recreational vehicle (RV) are similar to those for selling a used car: Determine the selling price based on fair market value. There are two good sources for this: Kelley Blue Book and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). In most cases you’ll be presented with several prices with Retail Price […]

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Estimating Your RV Registration Fees and Expenses by Melissa Crumish on

When in the market for a recreational vehicle (RV), be sure to factor in RV registration fees and other registration-related expenses once it’s time to estimate the overall cost. How to Estimate Motorhome Registration Fees You’ll register your motor home through your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. Each DMV governs differently, using one, […]

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