Search
Search & Choose State
escrow accounts

Escrow Accounts – Taking the Stress Out of Buying/Selling a Vehicle

by David Link on

The Internet has made it easy to buy and sell titled vehicles, regardless of what city, state, and even country you live in. However, with the increased convenience and opportunity, there’s also an increase in risk. Scams and fraud are very real concerns when it comes to making any purchase on the web. This risk […]

Continue Reading
Man Checking Car Engine for Damage
How to Tell if Hurricane Sandy Flood Water Damaged Your Car by Melissa Crumish on

Don’t assume. Just because your car did not float six blocks away during Hurricane Sandy does not mean it escaped water damage. Before starting, give your vehicle a thorough examination. This is important. Otherwise, you may inadvertently damage it by introducing an electrical current into damp engine parts. Fortunately, you do not need to possess […]

Continue Reading
Car Driving Through A Flood
How to Tell if Hurricane Sandy Totaled Your Car by Melissa Crumish on

If you’ve ever dropped a cell phone in water you know it only takes seconds for it to destroy the circuitry and turn the phone into expensive junk. Flood water has the same effect on your car engine’s electrical system. Even if your car was not swept away by Hurricane Sandy, or you were able […]

Continue Reading
Flooded car
Buyer Beware of Cars Damaged in Hurricane Sandy by Melissa Crumish on

In you’re in the market for a new or used car, be on the alert for flood-damaged vehicles from Hurricane Sandy. This warning applies to all buyers across the United States. Unfortunately, there are underhanded dealers who dry and clean flooded vehicles, wash the titles (remove the word “salvage” from the title), and then ship […]

Continue Reading
A couple looking at papers
Documents You Need When Buying or Selling a Used Car by Melissa Crumish on

Title Transfers for Used Vehicles There’s more to buying or selling used vehicles than shaking hands and accepting (or writing) checks. There’s a protocol to follow, requiring you submit specific forms to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). These forms are then processed and filed to legally complete the title transfer. Bill of Sale, Car […]

Continue Reading
Red Kit Car Fender
What Exactly Are Kit Cars? Custom-Built Cars Defined by Melissa Crumish on

A custom-built car, or what is also known as a kit car, is, well, as the name implies: a custom-built vehicle. In state vehicle code terms, it’s generally described as a vehicle that was manufactured prior to 1949, with component upgrades to the original body. These upgrades, for example, might include a new engine, a […]

Continue Reading
Custom Car with Open Hood
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 […]

Continue Reading