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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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Replace Registration Renewal Card by Melissa Crumish on

When the Car Registration Renewal Card Goes Missing Take heart: There are worse things you could lose. Unlike, say, a lost driver’s license, replacing a lost car registration renewal card requires nothing more than a phone call to your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or other motor vehicle agency office. But more on that […]

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Different Ways to Renew Car Registration by Josh Tyson on

On the pile of responsibilities that is car ownership, registration renewal is the cherry on top. Registration renewal can be costly – though fees generally diminish each year that you register a vehicle – and, if you’re like most people, you seldom see it coming. Some states mail out renewal notices, and usually drivers open […]

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Title Transfer Requirements: Fees, Paperwork, Inspections by Alicia Sparks on

  The DMV requires a title transfer whenever the owner’s name changes or a vehicle changes hands. The latter includes: Buying or selling a vehicle, whether you work with a private individual or dealership. Paying off your loan. Giving a vehicle as a gift or donating it to charity. Transferring ownership to a family member. […]

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Online Registration Renewal: Skip the Trip and Renew Online by Melissa Crumish on

Out of all the conveniences that the Internet provides – online shopping, instant weather forecasts, windfall alerts from Nigerian bank managers – perhaps none is more appreciated than online car registration renewal. In about the same amount of time it takes to post a Facebook update, you can renew your vehicle registration for another year. […]

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Benefits of Smog Checks and Vehicle Emissions Testing by Kat Saks on

Have you ever caught sight of smog? If you’ve spent any time in a city, chances are, you have. Get the scoop on what smog is and how you can help combat it with regular vehicle emissions testing. What Is Smog? Modern day smog is a visible type of air pollution that appears as a thick, […]

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