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Whether you sell used cars or you’re looking to buy one, be on the lookout for an uptick in odometer tampering. According to an article from Car and Driver, odometer fraud has increased in recent years thanks to new technology, it’s easier than ever to tamper with vehicle odometers. More and more used cars are […]

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If you’re the borrower on a defaulted automotive loan, meaning you’re behind on monthly payments, be aware that lenders are starting to ramp up their recovery tactics to recoup their funds. As an example, toward the end of 2022, Wells Fargo Automotive began offering incentives to repo companies to prioritize the repossession of their vehicles, […]

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If you own a vehicle with a salvage title, you may be wondering what the process of repairing and inspecting it involves. It’s important to also consider insurance implications when dealing with a repaired salvage vehicle. After repair, the vehicle will be issued a rebuilt title. In this article, we’ll go over the details of […]

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An auto auction is a facility that sells cars on behalf of the consignor. The consignors who are selling the vehicle. Most of the time the consignor is actually a dealership. Most of the larger auctions are dealer auctions. The consignors are usually dealerships because they have access to large numbers of vehicles and they […]

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How do you recoup your losses if you’ve worked on a vehicle, but the owner hasn’t paid the bill or picked up the car? Maybe you’ve done mechanical work on the vehicle, stored the vehicle, or it was simply left on your property and the owner never came back. Depending on the circumstances of how […]

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If you are a Tennessee resident, a bonded title can be an effective way to recover your vehicle title if you don’t have sufficient evidence of ownership. Requirements for a Tennessee bonded title The vehicle model year is less than 30 years old The NADA value of the vehicle is $3,001 or more The vehicle […]

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Before you can sell a vehicle, you’re going to need the right paperwork. A smooth vehicle sale can crumble if you don’t have certain documents ready. So without further ado, here are the 6 documents you need to sell a vehicle and properly transfer the title: Vehicle title The vehicle title is a legal document […]

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So how do you transfer a vehicle into your name if it’s a salvage title? Oftentimes when a vehicle has a salvage title, you will not be able to transfer the title or get a new title issued until the vehicle goes through an inspection process. Before a new title can be issued for a […]

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Have you ever purchased a vehicle that turned out to be a lemon? The Lemon Law is designed to protect consumers from faulty or defective vehicles, and there are several aspects to consider when it comes to understanding the lemon law. This guide will provide you with the information you need to know about purchasing […]

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What is a VIN?

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A VIN (vehicle identification number) is a specific 17-character string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies a specific vehicle. Every car has its own VIN, no two cars are exactly alike. The VIN is assigned to the vehicle when it’s manufactured. Checking the VIN can reveal information about the vehicle dating back to when […]

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