Are thinking of selling your car but for some reason do not have the title? In most states, it is illegal to sell a car without a title. However, getting a replacement is fairly easy.
If your title is being held by a bank against a loan, you may still be able to sell it but you first have to notify your bank of the intended sale. The bank will then be able to explain the procedure and the terms of such a sale.
Can't Find the Title?
If the title is non-existent and you cannot get a duplicate, all is not lost. Depending on the age of your car, you can still sell it as scrap. In some states, very old cars can be sold without titles. Find out from your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) what the regulations are concerning sale of cars without a title.
Your car may not be very old but you can still be able to sell it as scrap. A lot of auto junkyards still require a title to buy your scrap car. But if you shop around, you are sure to find some that will buy your car without a title.
Proof of Ownership, Aside from a Title
More often than not, you will need to produce proof of ownership; typically a registration and a driver's license. The registration can be found on your DMV's website.
If it's a vehicle abandoned on a property you just bought, get the police involved. They will explain to you the procedure and paperwork required before you can dispose of the vehicle.
Steps to Selling a Car to an Auto Junkyard
For auto junkyards, all you have to do is fill in a form to sell junk cars for cash. If the offer price is too low, replace or remove valuable parts such as the stereo, tires and battery if in good shape and sell them separately. The junkyard may actually be more interested in the scrap metal than the car's parts.
Remove license plates before the towing team arrives. These must be returned to the DMV. Cancel the insurance, if any.
A title is an important legal document required by law for the sale of any car. However, if the title is unavailable, you may be able to sell your car to an auto junkyard. All the same, proof of ownership will still be required.
For more information or advice on selling junk cars, contact a business such as Edison Automotive.Share
27 October 2017
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