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How to Get a Title for a Car

Watch more How to Buy a Car videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Follow the guidelines given here to obtain a title for a car. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Make sure liens have been released Make sure all the liens on the car have been released. Tip When you pay off a bank-financed car, the bank will send you a letter releasing the lien on it. Step 2: Obtain the pink slip Have the seller -- and lienholder if applicable -- date, sign, and give you the Certificate of Title -- also known as a pink slip -- in order to release ownership. Confirm that the mileage entered in the designated area is correct and that your name is entered on the pink slip exactly as it appears on your driver's license. Step 3: Sign the pink slip Sign and date the pink slip. Step 4: Go to Department of Motor Vehicles Compile the car's vehicle identification number, its mileage, the bill of sale, and your copy of the title with proof that it has been signed over to you. Take this information with the title plus any other paperwork required in your state to your Department of Motor Vehicles. A new title will be issued to you. Tip Check with your local DMV to see what paperwork your state requires. Step 5: Consult the DMV if you lose your title Consult your Department of Motor Vehicles if you lose your car's title. The steps required to replace a car's title vary in each state. Did You Know? American car manufacturers began stamping VIN numbers on their cars around 1950.
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