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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

One Second of Red Light Camera Flash = 1 Month of Worrying

Could a red light camera flash lead to an unregistered vehicle ticket due to just-expired out-of-state plates? [more inside]
posted by tasty on Nov 3, 2013 - 8 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

Troubles with the DMV after lapse of ins coverage. Advice sought.

Hi all, longtime reader here, new poster. While dealing with multiple personal hardships (more inside), I had a lapse in insurance coverage for 10 days. This has snowballed into a major issue for me, and I may lose my driving privileges for 3 months, which means losing my job. Any and all advice/anecdata appreciated. [more inside]
posted by cardinality on Feb 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Re-registering my car out-of-state

Registered car out of state and not living in that state. Will I run into any trouble? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Aug 22, 2012 - 9 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

Interstate car purchase headaches

I'm trying to figure out the logistics of purchasing a car in one state (MA) and registering it in another (TN). [more inside]
posted by pamplemousse of love on Jun 13, 2012 - 8 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

Didn't register my car within 30 days, now what?

I live in Portland, OR and my grandpa in Minnesota gave me his old car which I drove out to Portland in September. Because of money issues (starting school, less work hours, etc) I did not get around to registering my car in Oregon within 30 days. I have some questions now that it's almost December and my grandpa just received a tab renewal notice in the mail. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Nov 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Titles, taxes, and insurance, oh my

Buying a car from my mom in NJ for a token (i.e. far less than blue book) amount. What's the best (cheapest) way to get it legally registered/insured in Chicago, IL. Any pitfalls I should look out for?
posted by Oktober on Nov 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Sticker shock

Just had our car registered with the DMV and got the 2012 tags. Also took it into the mechanic. His advice was to get another car, because this one is about shot. I haven't put the stickers on the car yet. Should I save them for the new car we'll be getting in less than two months? Will this save me money? Or is it non-transferrable to the new vehicle?
posted by Spyder's Game on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Car stuff -- moving to Cali

I just moved to California. Tell me every automobile-related thing I should know. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Aug 20, 2011 - 24 answers

Do I need to keep my car registered if I want to only insure it but not use it?

I work overseas, and my car is in storage in NC, but it doesn't get used so I figured I can keep it insured but turn the plates in since I want to claim TX as my residence state (have a TX drivers license, registered to vote and my mail goes there etc.) - do i have to have my car registered if i want to insure it but not use it?
posted by bbhart113 on Aug 3, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I do the smog test to register my California car out of state?

For the California folks: I go to school out of state, and I accidentally let my vehicle registration expire. I'm trying to figure out how I can get it done quickly and remotely. My primary concern is the smog test - I'm due for one this year. Searching the internet has given me mixed responses, with some saying you have to go back to CA to get smog tests, and others saying you can waive it in absentia. I need to drive as soon as possible, so I'd really appreciate a prompt response! Thanks!
posted by howgenerica on May 30, 2011 - 5 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

vehicle registration woes

Question about renewing NY state car registration while currently living in Canada. [more inside]
posted by makonan on Jan 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Driving a new car into the US with non-matching registration?

Driving a new car into the US with non-matching registration? [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on May 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Where/when do I buy a car if I'm moving?

I'm moving from Philadelphia to North Carolina. Where and when do I buy my first car and car insurance? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Mar 26, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I get my car from California to Arizona?

How do I make sure my car can be delivered to me in Arizona, if I buy it from a private seller in California? [more inside]
posted by polexxia on Feb 15, 2010 - 8 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

My speeding citation has turned into a shit snowball.

Please help me navigate a mess involving an expired car registration, a speeding ticket, a lost insurance card, a license held as bond and a omg I can't even think. This involves Illinois and Wisconsin. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 30, 2009 - 8 answers

How to drive home a car bought in another state?

So I bought a car from out of state...please help me with the logistics! [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Nov 15, 2009 - 6 answers

How ofter is my car going to get towed?

I just moved to Northern Virginia for a new job- how likely is it that my car with out of state plates will be ticketed or towed? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Nov 1, 2009 - 12 answers

How do you easily remove old accumulated registration stickers from a license plate?

How do you easily remove old accumulated registration stickers from a license plate? [more inside]
posted by pantufla_milagrosa on Sep 23, 2009 - 18 answers

Out of state used car headache

I'm looking into buying a used car, and found a pretty good looking one from a colleague in New Jersey. I live in Brooklyn. How the heck does this work? Parking and title questions follow... [more inside]
posted by zvs on Aug 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Expired Registration Question.. looking for advice:

What is the likelihood for being pulled over in a faraway state for expired tags and what are typical penalties? It would be one month overdue if that changes both answers. [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Jul 29, 2009 - 22 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

Car insurance coverage with expired tabs

Will car insurance still cover a car with expired tabs? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Jun 30, 2009 - 10 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

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

Two days of platelessness?

Bringing a car from British Columbia to California- complicated title transfer situation. [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Aug 5, 2008 - 7 answers

[WA,US] Overdue initial car registration?

Washington State: Embarrassingly overdue car registration, what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2008 - 8 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

selling vehicle without title

I've got a vehicle whose title is in the process of being transferred to me. I've got to do the reregistration by mail from Oregon to California. I've had an offer on the vehicle. The potential purchasers say a bill of sale and them putting the vehicle on their insurance is sufficient to let them drive legally. They also mentioned a temporary registration, which I've never heard of. Is this a bad idea, or a practical one to get the car sold now. [more inside]
posted by diode on Feb 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Now serving number 948392038409301....

Has any one used a title agent in Maryland instead of getting a title and registration at the Motor Vehicle Administration? [more inside]
posted by divka on Feb 7, 2007 - 5 answers

My car just got impounded for expired, out of state registration, what now?

My car just got impounded for expired, out of state registration. What now? [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Jan 29, 2007 - 7 answers

The car wants to be mine, but...

How do I register my vehicle in a new state without a title or a bill of sale? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Jan 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Why must automobile registrations be renewed?

Why must automobile registrations be renewed? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Oct 12, 2006 - 9 answers

Mayor Rudy Guiliani, are you behind this? Go back to your Mayor's Marinara Sauce.

I just received a bill for taxes on a car I sold in 2001. The taxes are for 2001, 2002, 2003. I have the VIN - but I've moved about 8 times since then, and am not hopeful that I can find a copy of the bill of sale or transfer of title. How can I prove that I didn't own the car during that time? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 11, 2006 - 10 answers

Help with Boston car registration

I'm trying to register my van in Boston Mass. and the insurance laws are crazy. I have insurance already with my car in Colorado but it won't due in Boston. I really don't want to pay an arm and leg to insure and register this van because I will probably sell it in the next year or so. What is the most inexpensive way to go about this?
posted by Viomeda on Nov 7, 2005 - 9 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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