Selling a car to a dealership without a title is typically not allowed. Dealerships need to see a cleared title in order to accept a trade-in vehicle, as it is illegal to complete the sale without a title in most states. So what can you do with a car with no title? Retrieving a copy of your title will be the most straightforward solution; keep reading to learn how.
Legally, dealerships need a title in order to accept a trade-in vehicle. This is because the dealerships need to ensure they are acquiring vehicles from the legal owner and aren’t adding stolen merchandise to their lots. The exception to this would be if you’re trying to trade-in a financed vehicle that still has a balance; in this situation, you would not have the title yet but would have proof of ownership through your finance agreement. In this case, you can trade in a vehicle without a title, but keep in mind that you will still be responsible for paying off your current balance.
If you do not have the title to your car but want to trade it in, there are a couple of ways to solve this problem:
To trade in a car without a title, you will have more hoops to jump through, but the friendly team at Green Light Auto Credit is here to help. We believe that everyone has a right to a vehicle that fits their needs, and we’ll do whatever we can to make your situation work. Get pre-approved today to start the process!