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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Ordering Vanity and Specialty Plates

by Josh Tyson on

Like it or not, you car becomes an extension of your personality. Many people even judge you based on the car you drive! If you are still rolling in the same Dodge Omni you bought in 1987, you might want to offset the, uh, understated antiquity of your whip with a sophisticated license plate. Maybe […]

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Surrendering License Plates: When to Hand Over Your Tags by Melissa Crumish on

When to Surrender Your License Plates Depending on the laws of your state, there are several scenarios that mandate surrendering your vehicle’s license plates or tags: Relocation to a new state. Transferring vehicle ownership. No longer carrying auto insurance. New license plate design. Placing the vehicle in storage or taking it off the road for […]

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Changing Vehicle Ownership: Why Title Transfers Matter by Kat Saks on

Whether you’ve sold or given away your vehicle – or bought or been given a new car – there’s a process to switching vehicle ownership. Namely, you have to transfer the title. Before you drive off, make sure your transaction is official by completing your state’s title transfer requirements. Title Transfer Basics The title is […]

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How to Remove Your Car Registration Sticker by Nadia Ibanez on

Some people like to cascade past registration stickers on their license plates or windshields, but others like to wash away the year prior by taking last year’s sticker off. Car Registration Sticker Removal for License Plates If you’re one that wants to start with a brand new, clean slate when it comes to the new […]

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