In Virginia, the law states a lender must submit notice in writing at least 10 days before a car is to be repossessed. Therefore, car payments that are late can be subject to repossession at anytime, provided notice has been given.
Your car can be repossessed if you miss one payment. Not likely they would do that but it is possible.
YES, very much so. If you cant get out of default, get your stuff out of the car.
The best way is not to fall behind with your payments.
Yes, your car can be repossessed by a company if you are behind on payments. However, it has to be a licensed repossess to be able to do this.
If you do not want your car repossessed, then you need to keep up with the payments on your car. If you are behind on payments, then your car could be taken away from you legally.
Legally if you miss 1 payment you are delinquent and they can start repossession proceedings on their vehicle.
If you have no lien on your vehicle then no one has a legal right to repossess it. If you're not behind on the payments there would be no reason for the lender to reprocess the car in the first place. It is hard to believe you have a loan on a car without a lien. The car stands behind the loan. If there's no lien on the vehicle then the car is not involved in the loan and cannot be repossessed.
READ your CONTRACT. Its that simple. If you are in DEFAULT of the contract, they can repo the collateral.
Typically a person is given three months or approximately 90 days to miss car payments before a car is subject to repossession. Usually the bank or credit union that issued the loan will call to try and arrange payments with the car owner.
Depending on how many payments your behind. If you are behind a great margin I think they would to try to make back the money lost but if you're one or two payments behind they will give you a chance to catch up and if you fail to make any payments after they contact you they will sell.
If they are accepting your payments, they probably won't take your car.