A Quick Look at Car Titles

A Quick Look at Car Titles

Let’s take a better look at the importance of car titles, especially when you live in the District.

How often do you think about your car? Typically, you probably take it for granted until something goes wrong or a piece of paperwork is about to expire. Your car title is important, and it isn’t something to underestimate. Let’s take a better look at the importance of car titles, especially when you live in the District. 

Certificates and Titles 

For starters, getting a title isn’t as difficult as you might think. All you need to do is to submit the correct documentation. The only caveat to this advice is that you must have the originals on hand. Copies will not be accepted. Be sure to submit the current title or the certificate that indicates where your car came from. 

You might also need to apply for a replacement title. Why is this? Altered claims are a problem and prevent your documents from being processed. So if the titles have changed at some point while in your possession, getting the replacement title is a necessary step in the process and it cannot be avoided. Transferring a vehicle that came from outside of DC is a bit more complicated. One reason for this is the possibility of a lien. If this is the case, then you must contact the lienholder as soon as possible. Getting this matter resolved will help the process move forward without further delay.   

Licenses and IDs 

Not all vehicle documents related to titles come in the form of papers. Be sure that you always have your license or ID card on you, whether or not you plan on getting behind the wheel. Doing this can help identify you if anything should happen while you’re on the road of life. Every owner needs to be named on the relevant title for the car, truck, van, or other vehicles in question. Please note that if there are multiple owners, the primary owner must reside in the District of Columbia, even if the others do not. 

Questions? The United States Vehicle Registration Services is Here to Help You!

If you still have questions regarding auto fleets or vehicle title work, get in touch with us and fill out our online form. We understand that vehicle inspections can be a tricky business, and we are helping to guide you through the process. Make sure that you leave your name, phone number, email address, and a summary of how we can best help you and your needs. Feel free to give us a call at 202-342-2558 or send us an email at greg@usvrs.com. We can help you to navigate the DMV in DC or Virginia or even the MVA in Maryland. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, make sure that you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.


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