New State Laws Could Soon Ban The Sale Of Gas-Powered Cars

By now everybody’s seen the news where the state of California is looking to ban sales of gas-powered cars – basically, everything has to be an electric vehicle. There’s more to it than just California because you might think, California is only one state and I don’t live in California so it’s not going to […]

How To Transfer A Car Title From A Deceased Owner

What happens to a car title when the owner dies? It’s a common question for many individuals who aren’t sure what to do with their deceased loved one’s car. Almost every state has a process to transfer the title from a deceased owner. While all states are different, there are general similarities that can help […]

Vehicle Title, Registration, & Bill of Sale: What’s the Difference?

The vehicle title, registration, and bill of sale are all very important documents to have as a vehicle owner. These three documents may seem similar, but they have very different purposes. In this article, we’ll explain the difference between each document. Vehicle title The vehicle title, also known as the certificate of title, is a […]

What is an MSO for a Vehicle?

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 […]

What Are The Different Types of Car Titles?

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 […]

Can A Mechanic Get A Title For A Car?

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 […]

How To File An Abandoned Vehicle in Alaska

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 […]

How To File A Mechanic’s Lien in Kentucky

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 […]

How to File a Mechanic’s Lien in Virginia

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 […]

How to Know if a Vehicle Title is Void

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 […]