A branded car title indicates the specific history of a used vehicle, such as prior damages, high mileage, chronic problems or potential safety issues. The brand is assigned by a state agency, not an individual or company, and it is on the car's official title paperwork.Know More
Brands that indicate past damage include "Flood," "Totaled," "Damaged" and "Water damage." Some labels that suggest safety concerns are "Junk," "Revived junk," "Salvage," "Revived salvage," "Scrap vehicle," "Warranty returned," "Lemon law buyback" and "Dismantled."
However, some brands provide background information that, while not alarming, is helpful to know, such as "Gray market," "Prior police," "Prior taxi," "Rebuilt," "Reconditioned," "Reconstructed," "Remanufactured" and "Replica."Learn more about DMV & Records
To obtain a title for an abandoned vehicle in Arizona, the vehicle must have been abandoned for more than 48 hours on a roadway, parking facility or on private property according to the Arizona Professional Towing & Recovery Association Inc. The vehicle must be inspected by law enforcement officers to determine that it is not stolen.Full Answer >
In order to transfer title of a vehicle that belongs to a deceased person's estate, the executor must provide proof that he is authorized to transfer the vehicle. He is required to complete and sign certain documentation as required by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, reports DMV.org.Full Answer >
Depending on the method used to replace the title of a car in Illinois, the process can take as little as two days, explains the Illinois DMV. Replacement requests with proper documentation and an additional fee can be expedited so the individual receives the replacement the following day.Full Answer >
Most states require drivers to submit proof of insurance in order to register a vehicle. Verification or proof of insurance in the form of an insurance proof card is generally acceptable. Some states may allow for the car to be registered and proof of insurance provided later.Full Answer >