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The manufacturer’s statement of origin (MSO), also known as the manufacturer’s certificate of origin (MCO) is the original document from the manufacturer that states the VIN and other vehicle specifications. You can think of the MSO as the vehicle’s “birth certificate”. The MSO will identify the vehicle’s model year, color, optional equipment, and other important […]

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There are many different types of car titles. A car title is a legal document that proves ownership of a vehicle. While most vehicles require a title, obtaining a vehicle title isn’t necessarily a cookie-cutter process. There are several types of titles for different types of vehicles and for different situations. These titles come with […]

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Are you a licensed mechanic looking to get a title for a car that was left behind by its owner? If so, you may be eligible to file a mechanic’s lien to get a title. However, it’s not as straightforward as filing a mechanic’s lien and getting a title. How can a mechanic get a […]

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If you are a private property owner in Alaska and you are in possession of an abandoned vehicle, you may be able to title it in your name. In most states, abandoned vehicles cannot be kept after being deemed abandoned. However, in Alaska, there is a specific abandoned vehicle process that can allow a private […]

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If you are a licensed automotive facility and have repaired a vehicle, chances are that the state in which you are operating has a process for obtaining a mechanic’s lien to ensure you recover your costs. However, if you are not licensed in that state, you cannot file for a mechanic’s lien. The mechanic’s lien […]

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A mechanic’s lien is a process afforded to licensed automotive facilities in order to recover costs for repairing a vehicle. Similar to the mechanic’s lien, many states also allow for storage facilities to file a similar lien on stored vehicles known as a storage lien. In Virginia, these two liens are processed in essentially the […]

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Many people who obtain a vehicle title wonder if the title will ever become void. A vehicle title is usually never voided, with few exceptions. This article will outline the most common reasons for a vehicle title to be void. Damaged or mutilated titles If the title is damaged or mutilated, it can’t be used […]

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An abandoned vehicle is one where the vehicle owner has dumped the vehicle with no intention of returning to claim it. Typically, if you know where the vehicle came from or who it belongs to, it’s not an abandoned vehicle. There are many ways to claim a vehicle that is abandoned on your property, the […]

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What’s the difference between the title number and the vehicle identification number? The title number and the VIN number were made for two different reasons. Title number vs. Vehicle identification number (VIN) The title number is typically a 7-8 character or number string that identifies the owner of the vehicle. It doesn’t necessarily tell you […]

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The court-ordered title process is commonly overlooked as a method for vehicle title recovery, but if you’re missing key ownership documents you may want to consider it. The court-ordered title process is for vehicle owners who are not eligible for typical title recovery methods due to missing paperwork, damaged or mutilated title documents, or other […]

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