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Can I Junk a Car With Expired Registration?

Do I Need Current Registration to Junk My Car?

If you have a junk car sitting on your property, it can be stressful. A car that doesn’t run takes up space that you could be using for other things. However, since you haven’t driven it in a long time, you haven’t kept up with the registration. While local Portland municipal code states that your car needs current registration if it’s parked on a city street, if the car is on your property, you don’t have to keep the registration current as long as you don’t operate it on government-funded roads.

What Kind of Paperwork Do I Need to Junk My Car?

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If you need to get rid of your junk car in Portland, call Cash for Cars NW today!

If you’re just trying to get rid of your junk car, the thought of paperwork may make you weary. You just want the old clunker gone and fast. So do you need a current registration to sell your junk car in Portland? No. At Cash for Cars Northwest, we can buy your vehicle whether it has current registration or not and give you same-day cash. We also provide free towing.

No registration? No problem here at Cash for Cars Northwest. When you junk a car, you don’t need to have them registered as they will likely be taken apart and sold for scrap.

Who Will Buy My Car With No Registration?

Most places that recycle junk cars will gladly purchase a vehicle without a current registration. Here at Cash for Cars Northwest, we don’t need for you to have a current registration in order to come pick up your vehicle and deliver same-day cash. However, steer clear of dealerships when you’re looking to get the most money out of your junk car. Dealerships will only pay less than what they think they can sell the car for, often leaving you with pennies for your vehicle.

What’s the Difference Between Registration and a Title?

Make sure not to confuse your vehicle’s registration with the vehicle’s title. A vehicle’s title is a document that establishes ownership of the vehicle. The vehicle’s registration needs to be renewed every year and is a record that your car is allowed to be driven on public roads.

It is harder to sell your vehicle without a title than it is to sell it without registration. If you don’t have the title for your vehicle, make sure to contact your lien holder or the person you bought the vehicle from. In most cases, you need a clean title (not a title signed over to you) to sell your vehicle. If there has been a transfer of ownership, you’ll need the title to prove that you own the vehicle.

What’s the Difference Between License Plates and Registration?

License plates are a way to prove that your vehicle registration fees have been paid. License plates also offer law enforcement and other agencies an easy way to identify your vehicle. License plates are used for toll roads and traffic cameras. When you’re preparing for the sale of your vehicle, you’ll need to research whether you need to return your license plates after the sale. If you’re going to junk your car, you don’t need to worry about performing repairs. However, you’ll want to make sure that any liens are paid off and that you have access to the title of the vehicle or have proof of ownership in some way.

Sell Your Car to Cash for Cars Northwest

At Cash for Cars Northwest, we provide same-day, efficient service. We also offer contactless service in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19. If you have a junk car that you’re looking to get rid of in Portland, just give us a call or fill out our online form. If you have an unregistered vehicle that you’re looking to sell, contact us today for free junk car removal!