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How to Avoid Legal Issues When Selling Your Car in Hawaii

If you’re selling your car on O‘ahu, here are a few tips that can protect you from legal and financial problems.

Notice of Transfer Form - Many people who sell their own vehicles fail to fill out a simple "notice of transfer" form to let the City and County of Honolulu know that the ownership of your vehicle is changing. This notifies the city of the transfer of vehicle ownership and updates their records in case any legal matters come up that involves the vehicle. Without a legal transfer of ownership, the former owner is liable for any unpaid parking tickets, fines if the car is towed and could be held responsible if the vehicle is used in the commission of a crime.

Destroy old license plates – If you have old license plates from older vehicles, don't just throw them in the trash because crooks could use them on stolen cars. Instead, turn in your old plates to the DMV to be properly destroyed.

Check outstanding tickets or liens – Once you buy a car and own the title, you also end up owning all debts that come with it. So, if you are purchasing a vehicle that has not been registered for a while, check with the city motor vehicles division to see if there are outstanding tickets or liens placed on the car.

If you are ready to sell your car, we offer an easier solution: contact I Buy Cars Today. We make the process very simple. Simply
fill out our quote request form, and we will make you an offer that the dealership won't beat. Our offers usually fall between a typical big-box dealership's trade-in value and higher offer you'd get if you sold your vehicle through a private party transaction, but without the hassle!

Once we receive your inquiry, we will be in touch with you as soon as we can, and we'll make you a prompt offer.

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