As an auto dealership, your office reviews and transfers many different vehicle titles. Sometimes, there are several in one day that need to be verified with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Save your office team loads of time by letting the experts at Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana take care of those verifications for you. If you choose to continue to process this information in-house, be sure to double-check the following data.
Verify the VIN
The first thing you need to check is that the VIN on the title matches the VIN on the vehicle. Taking this first step will save you a lot of trouble in the future if you find a problem with the VIN. This number can be located in one of two places. Check the frame when you open the driver’s side door, or you may also want to check the driver’s side dashboard where the windshield and the hood of the vehicle meet.
Check for a Lien
Even though your office may have already checked if there was a lien on the vehicle when accepting the trade-in, you will want to check it again before transferring ownership to the buyer. It’s all about doing your “due diligence”. You may have missed something when verifying the lien the first time. You can check for a lien by visiting your state’s DMV website.
Record the Mileage
One more key piece of information you’ll need to verify is the vehicle’s mileage. Before signing off and transferring ownership, the current mileage must be recorded on the vehicle title.
Wide Range of Vehicle Title Services
If your dealership only services a minimum amount of vehicle titles a year, then you may not need the services we provide. On the other hand, if you have a busy dealership and process more car titles than the hours you have to dedicate to this important task, give Consolidated Automotive a call today. Contact us at (812) 988-8300 for a free quote on any of our title services. We provide several other services such as replacement titles, heavy-duty truck titles, salvage titles, UCC filings, and more across all 50 states.
Source: “How to Transfer a Car Title.” Web article. Nationwide. Web. 14 Apr. 2021.