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Can I register a car in NY and drive it into Canada right away? How?

I'm leaving NYC on Friday and driving to Canada for 12 days. I have a rental booked, but also just bought a car out of state and had it delivered to a mechanic. They did a safety inspection and some minor work that will not be completed until Friday, the same day I need to leave. The car does not have temporary out of state tags or license plates but I have an appointment with the DMV on Thursday. If possible, I'd like to drive this vehicle to Canada but am very skeptical of the timeline. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Jul 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Moving cross-country, will need car--but when and where?

In a few months I will be moving across the country from Delaware to California for a year to maybe indefinitely. In which state should I buy a car and how should it be paid for? (Snowflake details below the cut.) [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Mar 24, 2014 - 11 answers

Can I avoid having a salvage title (California)?

My Vanagon was hit, and the other person's insurance company wrote it off as a total loss. We settled, and I retained possession of the vehicle. It's fixed and good to go--except maybe the whole salvage title thing. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Somehow my wife never got her car title. Twist: then she changed states.

My wife bought a car in 2010 in Georgia, and somehow never saw a title. All the paperwork is legit, and it was registered correctly in Georgia, but she has no memory of a title. It seems she never got it. We kind of forgot about the complication until now, when we're trying to sell it. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Jan 3, 2014 - 17 answers

What reason for buying a car at less than market value?

YANAL/YANML and you are not a clerk working at my DMV. What reason should I put on a bill of sale for buying a car for less than market value? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on May 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Paid off car, have title. Now what?

I paid off my car in December, and haven't been around. I'm now back home with the car in California, and I have the car title from the bank/company. The title says I have to notify the DMV within 10 days or something like that, but I'm obviously wayyy past that time frame now. What do I do? Google searches equally tell me to (a) transfer to my name and my name only, asap, removing the bank/company as lienholder, and (b) don't bother until I sell the car. Argh!! Which one is it? Help me, so I don't have to wait at the DMV ... and be told that I don't need to be there after all!
posted by Xere on May 17, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I get my car title transfered into my name?

What is the process and what taxes must I pay when transferring a car title from my father to me? Interstate snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by domnit on Mar 25, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I buy a car out of state (CA) without changing my driver's license?

I am a Rhode Island resident. I'm in San Francisco, CA for several months, working. I've decided to buy a car from a friend here, and today I'm going over to give him the money (I've been driving it for a week or two, since he already bought a new car and we trust each other). [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Pink Slip in Limbo? Another craigslist deal gone bad...what should I do?

So I was interested in this old Mercedes posted on craigslist and called the guy. He said it had just been crashed into in his driveway by his cousin and his insurance was "totaling" it; however it was really just cosmetic damage and there was a buyback option. The car would have "salvaged" on the title, but since he was getting paid by the insurance company, he would just let me have the car for whatever the buyback cost was. Called a few days later and he said that cost was $1000 less than the price he had originally advertised the car at, so I figured I might as well go look at it. Read on for the whole story... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Jul 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Car Death and Taxes

How do I stop paying vehicle excise tax in RI when I haven't lived there in years and I don't even own the car anymore? [more inside]
posted by d(-_-)b on Feb 25, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I register my car in DC?

DC/RI DMV Filter: My car is registered in Rhode Island, and the registration and title are in my dad's name. I have been driving my car for years in RI and even gave my dad some money for it a few years ago. How do I register my car in DC? [more inside]
posted by catquas on May 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me buy a Toyota Truck and get it on the road in LA

I want to buy a Toyota Hilux and get it licensed to drive in LA, CA. I have two questions: What mechanical problems should I look for when buying this specific truck (2WD, 22R engine, early 90's model)? What should I look out for when trying to license it in California? I'm shopping on Craigslist. [more inside]
posted by fake on Jan 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Why can't I give it away?

How can I get rid of my freaking car? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Dec 9, 2010 - 27 answers

I didn't want to wait in that line anyway.

If I fill out all the paperwork, can I have someone else go to the DMV and hand them in to my registration and plates? [more inside]
posted by sophist on Jan 1, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I drive a car in CA before my license plates arrive in the mail?

I am in California and I am about to buy a car last registered in Michigan. The car is here. In Michigan, the plates follow the owner and therefore the car won't come with any plates. Once I take it to the DMV and register it, will they give me some kind of window sticker or something so I can drive the car around before my CA plates arrive in the mail?
posted by twblalock on Sep 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me navigate the DC DMV

So after three years of living in Maryland, I'm moving inside the District, help me navigate the DC DMV. [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Sep 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Help us transfer our plates!

Florida DMVFilter: what's the easiest (and cheapest) way to register Mr. WanKenobi's car in the state of Florida? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jul 2, 2009 - 13 answers

License Limbo

Help me figure out how to get a new driver's license. [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Jun 24, 2009 - 16 answers

Where can/should I register my car?

From Washington state, but going to college in Massachusetts. What state should I register the car I just bought? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Jan 19, 2009 - 9 answers

DMV hearing on fake accident - what to do?

Out of the blue, my spouse received a form letter from the DMV claiming that he caused more than $750 in damages over two months ago. He doesn't know anything about this...what to do? [more inside]
posted by ilyanassa on Nov 24, 2008 - 12 answers

car registation nightmare

Help me get my car registered in the state of California. [more inside]
posted by MillMan on Oct 2, 2008 - 3 answers

I don't want a pickle...

How to recover a lost title for a scooter I would like to purchase from someone who got it in another state? I'm in Missouri, the title was in Illinois. Simplicity is a priority. I normally wouldn't hassle, but it is mint and the price is better than right. Additionally--I've heard rumor about some mysterious trick involving Arkansas--that just may make everything easier. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Jul 22, 2008 - 4 answers

May I please pay you for new license plates?

The state DMV won'’t let me renew my registration on my current car because I owe property taxes on the old car. Is that legal? Can the state refuse to help me comply with one law if I am potentially violating another one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Was I born every minute, too?

Buying a used car from a dealer who bought it at an auction - and he doesn't have the title. [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Aug 17, 2007 - 20 answers

personalize my personalized plate

I need help thinking of a new license plate... [more inside]
posted by sephira on Jul 13, 2007 - 109 answers

Can I get a North Carolina owned and registered vehicle inspected in the State of Vermont?

Can I get a North Carolina owned and registered vehicle inspected in the State of Vermont? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Apr 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Pray for public transportation.

How can I prove to the DMV that the lien on the car I just bought has been paid off? The secured party listed on the title (a bank) was bought by FCNB bank and then by BB&T bank. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Dec 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Remedy worse than malady?

The solution to this fix it ticket sounds worse than the ostensible problem-to-be-fixed! [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on Aug 14, 2006 - 10 answers

Make my car go away for free?

Recently, my little '90 Civic was towed away. Perhaps it was the fact that my car had been unregistered since November. Or it could have been the $900 in unpaid tickets. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jul 17, 2006 - 13 answers

Hooray I own my car

Paid off my car. The bank sent me the title and a letter that tells me to submit the title to the DMV, who will then issue me a lien-free title in my name alone. [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Mar 8, 2006 - 20 answers

Bumper Sticker Mystery

I've seen a number of cars with a sticker of a white number eight on a red background on their back window. Does anyone know what that signifies? [more inside]
posted by gyc on Aug 19, 2004 - 11 answers

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