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You may want to make sure a vehicle doesn’t have a lien if you want to purchase a car. You should be able to find out whether there is a lien on the vehicle if you bought it. Unfortunately, if you are not the vehicle’s titleholder, you may not be able to determine whether there […]

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Do you have a lien on your car title? If you do, you’ll need to get it released by your lienholder to obtain a clean title. What is a lienholder, who are they, and how do you contact them? What’s a lienholder? If you took out a loan to purchase a vehicle, the lienholder is […]

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When getting your new vehicle titled in your name, you may need to contact the prior owner before transferring the title. However, if you don’t already know the prior owner, it can be more difficult to obtain this information. You will have to have a valid reason to contact the previous owner as per regulations […]

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What’s the difference between the title number and the vehicle identification number? The title number and the VIN number were made for two different reasons. Title number vs. Vehicle identification number (VIN) The title number is typically a 7-8 character or number string that identifies the owner of the vehicle. It doesn’t necessarily tell you […]

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When you’ve paid off the balance of an auto loan, your bank or lender should send you one of two documents: either a certificate of title or a lien release. But what’s the difference between the two and how do they relate to one another? How does a vehicle lien work? Your lender, who has […]

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The vehicle title, registration, and bill of sale are all very important documents to have as a vehicle owner. These three documents may seem similar, but they have very different purposes. In this article, we’ll explain the difference between each document. Vehicle title The vehicle title, also known as the certificate of title, is a […]

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Title jumping is a federal crime in most US states, and having a jumped title can make it nearly impossible to sell the vehicle, or transfer ownership. If you purchase a vehicle with a jumped title, you may be left with incurred expenses from the previous owner or may end up with a vehicle title […]

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An abandoned vehicle can be troublesome for auto repair shops and storage facilities. Not only are they often left with an unpaid bill from the customer, but they’re also often left with the loss of a vehicle. It can be frustrating and seemingly impossible to track down the owner of an abandoned vehicle; so what […]

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The civil lien process is commonly overlooked as a method for vehicle title recovery, but if you’re missing key ownership documents you may want to consider it. The civil lien process is for vehicle owners who are not eligible for typical title recovery methods due to missing paperwork, damaged or mutilated title documents, or other […]

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Are you looking to file a mechanic’s lien or storage lien? An abandoned vehicle can be troublesome for auto repair shops and storage facilities. Not only are they often left with an unpaid bill from the customer, but they’re also often left with the loss of a vehicle. It can be frustrating and seemingly impossible […]

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