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What does it mean to title your car?

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2011-06-05 20:42:06
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A title is a document that proves ownership of the vehicle. A vehicle cannot be legally registered and licensed. When you purchase a vehicle you receive the title from the seller. You take the title to the DMV, fill out the paperwork and you will receive a new title in your name and the name of any lien holders.

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