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Can You Sell a Car Without a Title?

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It’s actually more common than you’d think for people to have a car, but not have the title. This can happen if you are currently driving a car in Chicago that has been passed down by another family member. It’s also possible that they had the title at one time, but it’s been lost or destroyed by any number of factors. If this is the case, can you trade in a car without a title? Or if you aren’t looking to make a trade, then can you sell a car without a title? We’ve helped customers who have found themselves in this predicament. Keep reading to find out what you can do if you have a car you need to sell or trade, but don’t have a title.

 


Trade In Or Sell Car Without Title

Can you trade in a car without a title? State law requires that the seller be able to present the title at the time of sale or trade. The title is proof that the person selling the car is legally able to do so, as they are the owner. So Carol Stream and Chicago drivers who find themselves without a title will need to get a replacement title. Luckily, it isn’t that difficult and we have some tips to help you trade in car without title.

Sell or Trade in Car Without Title: How to Get a Title if You Don’t Have One

While a Addison driver may not be able to trade in a vehicle without a title, it’s not that hard to get one if you can prove you’re the rightful owner. Here’s how:

  • Check with the DMV: They will be able to tell you what documentation you need to get a title for your car.
  • Request a duplicate title from the state: Licensed Illinois drivers can do that here for a small fee.
  • Pay off the car: If your car is not paid off, the title is still with the lender. Once the car is paid off, the title can be transferred. If we’re taking over the loan because you’re trading in your car to us, we’ll take care of transferring the title.
  • Transfer the title to your name: If the title is still in the name of the previous owner, maybe because you inherited the car or it was a gift, either have the previous owner sign the title over to you or provide proof to the state that the previous owner no longer owns the car.

Trade-in a Car Without Title or Sell a Car Without Title at Sunrise Chevrolet!

Our finance department at Sunrise Chevrolet is experienced in helping drivers in all kinds of situations to trade their current car for a brand new one. When it comes time, sit down and talk with us in Glendale Heights. If you’d like to learn more, check out our finance tips!

 

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