What's the deal with titles?
When people call me at Junk Car Buyer Austin one of the first questions I ask is, "Do you have a title?" This is very important. A title to a vehicle is like a deed to a house. It proves ownership of the the vehicle and is used to record liens or loans made upon that vehicle. So one must have what they call a clear title which means they own the car and there are no loans against it. No one wants to buy a car with an unpaid loan on it, just as you would not buy at house for full salvage price, thinking you own it free and clear, when there is a bank that actually has an ownership interest in it.
So when you call me and I ask, "Do you have a Title?" and the answer is "No" then a few questions pop into my mind. Is this car stolen? Is their a lien or title loan on this car? Is this property to be divided in a divorce or estate or settlement? So, here I will provide you with information to get a replacement title or directions to get the title ready to sell the vehicle. A great starting point is http://www.txdmv.gov They can answer all the question on the title paperwork needed.
A replacement for a lost title takes as little a about six dollars and your id at the Department of Motor Vehicles and you get one the same day. If you do it buy mail it may take three weeks.
Another thing to do before you sell your car is to get the liens released and then get a new clean title so it will be easy and fast to sell your car for top dollar, of course to us at Junk Car Buyer Austin.
Here is a copy from the Department of Motor Vehicles in Texas. This is a public service message.
Source: Texas Department of Motor Vehicles - Austin, Texas
"If a title is misplaced, you can get a certified copy by following the steps below. If a lien is recorded, the lienholder should complete the application for certified copy of title. There is a 30-day waiting period to apply for a duplicate title after the last one was issued.By Mail
Power of Attorney
Thank you for having your clear title ready when you call Junk Car Buyer Austin for the Fastest Service and Best Possible Price. Then we can Pick it Up Today !!