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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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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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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 […]

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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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Kit Car 101: Understanding Custom-Built Car Registration by Melissa Crumish on

A kit car (also known as a custom-built car or assembled car) is the automobile world’s version of Frankenstein, minus, of course, the crazy, tamped-down hair. These are popular with hobbyists and mechanically inclined people good with building things from scratch. A kit car is generally made from component parts, supplied by manufacturers. In many […]

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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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