UCC Filings for Dealerships: What They Are & Why You Need Them

February 16, 2021 | all 50 states

While you may be familiar with UCC filings, it’s always a good idea to ensure you understand the importance of this financial statement. UCC, Uniform Commercial Code, is a set of laws designed to provide consistency across all 50 states on commercial and secured transactions, such as the sale of vehicles. If you are an auto dealership that provides financing services to your customers, you will most likely need to conduct UCC filings as part of your business. Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana understands the ins and outs of UCC filings and why they are important to your vehicle dealership. Keep reading to learn more about UCC filings for your automotive business.

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Why Run a Vehicle Title Search When Buying or Selling a Vehicle?

January 14, 2021 | all 50 states

When you have questions about the true history of a vehicle, how do you sort out facts from fiction? One of the best ways to discover the complete history of any car, truck, or SUV is to conduct a thorough title search. At Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana, we have the knowledge and the skills to provide this information on your behalf. It’s our job to make your job easier, and that’s exactly what we intend to do. Keep reading to learn why it’s so important to run a title search on the vehicles in your dealership.History of the VehicleA title search can give you detailed information about the history of the vehicle in question. While most people are honest about the condition of their vehicle, there are those who are more than happy to leave out negative yet important information about the automobile. If the car has had multiple … Continued

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3 Things You Can Do with a Salvage Title Vehicle

December 16, 2020 | all 50 states

While salvage title laws vary according to the state you’re doing business in, they generally all work the same way. If a car is stolen, vandalized, or in an accident, and the insurance company deems the car’s value is less than the total amount of damage, it is given a salvage title by that state’s department of motor vehicles (DMV). If you purchase a salvage title vehicle from an auction or as a trade-in from a customer, what can you do with that salvage title vehicle? While there are several options available, take a look at the three options below, courtesy of Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana.

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4 Ways We Help Auto Dealerships Sell Vehicles with Liens

November 10, 2020 | all 50 states

Purchasing a vehicle with a lien or taking in a trade-in vehicle with a lien can make the car-selling process more complex for car dealerships. That is exactly one of the reasons that Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana exists. Our goal is to assist auto dealerships in making the car selling or car buying process easier and simpler for you. Below are four different ways we can help you sell vehicles that have liens on them. Keep reading to learn how.

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3 Benefits of Our Dealer Retail Title and Registration Services

October 19, 2020 | all 50 states

At Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana, we understand the ins and outs of dealer retail title and registration filings. We also understand that you are busy enough with serving your customers, selling vehicles, maintaining and servicing vehicles, and much, much more. This is why we offer complete title processing services to commercial dealerships throughout all 50 states. Regardless of the number of titles you process each month, our efficient team is more than up to the task. Consider these three benefits when choosing a title service for your retail automotive dealership.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Heavy-Duty Truck Titling

September 11, 2020 | all 50 states

While titling a passenger vehicle is a pretty straightforward process, titling specialty vehicles, like heavy-duty trucks, involves a wide range of requirements. Items such as tax exemptions, weight and length requirements, any necessary documents, along with a number of other specifications, need to be considered for heavy-duty truck titles. At Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana, we make this confusing process much easier for your business to navigate. While requirements vary by state, the following are some of the most common items that are necessary to title or register your heavy-duty truck.

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Information Your Clients Need to Buy a Boat with No Title

August 18, 2020 | all 50 states

As a bank or finance company, you’re in the business of helping your customers make large purchases, such as vehicles, RVs, and boats. What do you do if there’s no title for the boat or watercraft your client wishes to purchase? This is where the professionals at Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana can help. We are experts at acquiring new or replacement titles for all types of motorized vehicles, including boats, across all 50 states. If you wish to help your client apply for a boat title, they will need the following information and documents before beginning the title process.Information About the BoatThere are basic details your client will need when requesting a title for their newly purchased watercraft. This information includes the date of sale and the price. Other data specific to the purchased boat are the hull identification number (HIN), color, make, model, and year.Type of BoatEach state … Continued

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How We Process Out-of-State Title Transfers

July 13, 2020 | all 50 states

Does your automotive dealership often acquire vehicles from out-of-state auctions? If so, then you’re fully aware of the mountains of paperwork required in order to obtain titles for these vehicles. Thankfully, Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana is here to assist. We handle title processing for a variety of vehicles including cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, motorcycles, and more. How exactly do we help you? Keep reading to learn more.Complete All PaperworkEach state has its own set of rules and regulations when it comes to applying for a vehicle title transfer. Our team is well-versed in regulations across all 50 states. This will save your office staff from spending a lot of time researching the vehicle title process. Depending on the specific requirements, we may need to complete:Title transfer documentsVehicle registration paperworkOdometer disclosure statementsAnd others as neededVerify Vehicle InformationOnce our staff has all the correct forms and documents, we then begin the … Continued

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Why Choose Consolidated Automotive for Vehicle Title Transfer Services?

June 5, 2020 | all 50 states

When a customer purchases a vehicle from your automotive dealership, you only have so much time to transfer the vehicle into their name. If you happen to be dealing with a busy time of year for car sales, this process could get backed up, causing stress for your staff and your customer. Take advantage of the vehicle title transfer services that Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana has to offer. With experience processing titles across all 50 states, you can trust us for dependable and efficient vehicle title processing.Out-of-State TitlesWe have been offering title transfer services for all 50 states since our company opened. Our professional team knows how to navigate the rules and regulations of every single state. Backlog of TitlesAutomotive dealers have busy seasons just like any other business. During this overwhelming time, let us pick up the burden of processing vehicle titles for you. Not only will your staff … Continued

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3 Circumstances That Require a Duplicate Vehicle Title

May 14, 2020 | all 50 states

Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana understands that your priority is selling and financing vehicles. As a commercial automotive dealership or a vehicle finance company, a delay in paperwork can lead to lost revenue. If you have a customer who is trading in a vehicle without the proper documents, such as a title, this will definitely place a snag in the vehicle-selling process. When your customers find themselves in any of the three following situations, you can assure them of your complete assistance when you take advantage of our duplicate title services. 1. Lost TitleInevitably, it does happen. A customer arrives wanting to trade in their vehicle, but has lost the title. He or she has searched everywhere but simply can’t find it. With our vast knowledge of vehicle title laws and regulations across all 50 states, we are more than capable of handling any type of duplicate title needs you may … Continued

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