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Are you planning on selling your car in Oregon?

Although many people think that selling their car will be a simple transaction, the reality is that there are a variety of things you need to do to sell your car in Oregon including following this process:

Tips For Selling Your Car In Oregon

Step 1 – Get The Certificate Of Title Ready:

Firstly, you need to make sure the certificate of title is signed by yourself and is ready for the new owner to sign too. In the case that there is more than one owner listed, you’ll need to obtain their signatures as well.

The second item you need to fill out on the title is the odometer reading. The space for the odometer disclosure is located on the back of the title. You also have the choice to get a hold of an Odometer Disclosure (Form 403) from the DMV. There are two instances when the odometer disclosure isn’t required. One instance is when you have a car that wasn’t made with an odometer (it’s pretty hard to know the number of miles with no odometer to go off of!). The other time you won’t need it is if your vehicle has passed its 10th birthday.

Step 2 – Prepare A Bill Of Sale:

When you hand over the car, the buyer might want a bill of sale. The form for this is Form 735-501. This document will record your car’s make, model, sale date, price at which it was sold, the names and addresses of both you and the buyer, license plate number, and the Vehicle Identification Number.

Now, this is where the DMV comes in. Once you’ve sold the car, you’ll want to let the DMV know within 10 days so that you won’t be held responsible for any expenses that show up for the car once it’s been taken away by the new owner. You have the choice to utilize snail mail in order to notify them or you can complete the process online.

Step 3 – Send The Bill Of Sale Or Certificate Of Title To The DMV

For snail mail, send a filled out Notice of Sale or Transfer of a Vehicle (Form 735-6890) to the following address if you’re an Oregon resident:

DMV Headquarters

1905 Lana Avenue NE

Salem, OR 97314

If you choose to go the online route, the form you’ll need to fill out can be found at the following link: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/Online_Services/Online_Index.aspx

If Your Car Is Dead, Sell It To Fred

Are you planning on selling your car because it’s not working? Call Fred’s Auto Removal today by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.

 

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Summer is almost here in Portland Oregon and with it comes an increase in temperatures and gas prices in the City of Roses.

With an increase in costs you may be asking yourself if it’s a good time for you to finally recycle your car and depending on this situation the answer could be yes.

How To Know When It’s Time To Sell Your Car

Edmunds car maintenance website pointed out something else that car owners should pay attention to before they sell their car. As the primary driver of that vehicle, you know the problems that you had over and over again with the maintenance of that car. You’ve been on the most long trips with it and you’ve been the one paying the mechanic, so you have the records of all of the mishaps and inconveniences that the vehicle has put you through over a certain period of time. You know how many miles were on the car when you first got it, and how many it accumulated as you drove it. You also know what type of conditions the car has been in, whether the weather where you live is very hot or very cold. Overall, you have the best idea about the amount of wear and tear on that particular car. And that’s the information the junkyard needs to know. It’s better to sell it if it’s run down to the point where is going to keep putting you deeper and deeper into debt trying to fix it.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Still, you have those people who are insane about their cars, and they’ll keep going from mechanic to mechanic hoping that one of them will say “maybe you should sell the car…” Why are they waiting on a mechanic to say that? Because that’s the only voice in their ear that has any deeper interior knowledge about the car other than themselves, along with the fact that they themselves just need to be told to do it, because they can’t summon the courage to let it go alone. But don’t be a fool. You are losing money every time you visit that guy, and chances are he’ll keep “fixing” it every time you pull it into his garage. It’s time for you to make a firm decision to not to continue go broke for that old junk car, and sell it for a good price.

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Ready to sell or recycle your car? Contact Fred’s Fred’s Auto Removal today by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.

 

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