Watch more How to Buy a Car videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/82-How-to-Buy-a-Car Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Follow these steps to learn how to legally purchase abandoned cars. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 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: Locate the VIN and license plate number Locate the vehicle identification number, called the VIN, and the license plate number. Tip The VIN will be located at the top of the dashboard near the windshield or on the inside of the driver's door. Step 2: Obtain a title record Obtain a title record from your county's motor vehicle office to determine who the title owner is. If the license plate is from another state you will have to contact that state for the information. Tip If you cannot find the owner, the vehicle is most likely the property of the local government where the vehicle was abandoned or the towing company that removed it. Most of these cars will be available for purchase at auction. Step 3: Ask the title owner to assign the title to you Contact the title owner and ask them to transfer the title to you. Step 4: Get a receipt Ask the seller for a signed receipt or a Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Transfer Affidavit if the owner doesn't make you pay for the vehicle. Step 5: Apply for your own title Take the signed title, the receipt, and your driver's license to a motor vehicle office and apply for a title in your name. Then drive away and enjoy your new ride. Did You Know? It has been estimated that in the United States, half a million or more cars are stolen and exported each year.
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