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How is a car repossesed without keys to it?

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2011-09-12 23:53:28
2011-09-12 23:53:28

I'm a repo man, so, I'll tell you what I know.

The dealer keeps a spare set of keys, that pair of keys they send people in the mail after they're done paying for the car is the 'repo set'.

That is not always the case, there are actually several ways to repo a car, they can pop the linkage on the vehicle without keys and this basically puts the car in neutral or they can use tire dollies if the vehicle is all wheel drive or left in 4 wheel drive. If the repo agent wants the vehicle they will get the vehicle regardless... best just not to tote the note because they will find the car, believe me my husband has been in the industry for years. Also most reposession companies will cut their own keys with a code from the finance company, only mom and pop dealerships usually keep a spare set.

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