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Why is it so hard? - Car Titles

Published on May 27, 2022 by Alex Gaziano

Whenever a vehicle is sold, the title of the vehicle is transferred from the seller to the buyer. This exchange occurs regardless of whether the vehicle is sold at auction, a private sale, or from a dealer. Kunes Auto Group's License and Title Manager, Cynara Kluever, spoke with us about how Kunes handles buying and selling vehicles, especially transferring titles. We talked about challenges that often arise and how those obstacles are handled within the group. She noted that one of the biggest challenges is that every exchange is unique and has its own challenges. This, of course, is amplified when we do a state to state transfer. A transfer across state lines involves a lot of paperwork which is sent to the state for approval and then sent back to the auto group to be completed. This sometimes can take several weeks, or even months, to complete.

 

Kunes Auto Group understands these challenges and meets them with an entire team dedicated to making this process easier and more efficient. With the help of an in-house team and a third party, they are able to finish the process within two weeks in most cases. This process is, at times, quite challenging and can put a lot of stress on those selling or purchasing vehicles. 

 

The state of Illinois stripped Carvana of its license on May 12th, 2022, for selling vehicles without titles, among other titling violations. This is not the first state to enact disciplinary measures against the online used car retailer as North Carolina, Florida, and Michigan have already sanctioned or threatened sanctions against the company. 

 

Transferring titles can be a lengthy process. For companies buying and selling vehicles from across the country, this issue is much more prevalent. Selling a vehicle without a title is one of the most common mistakes made in this industry. This leaves a customer with a vehicle they can’t drive or results in the customer taking the risk and driving without a title. This is why Kunes Auto Group relies on Cynara and her team to handle title issues and deal with the inevitable complications that come with a large, fast-moving inventory. 

 

Check out this review from Jason Girdner on Facebook - a great example of how Kunes' dedicated team of titles specialists makes it easy for clients. 

 

“Only Two dealerships from all the vehicles I’ve purchased in the state of Colorado have had plates delivered to my doorstep. All of them have made me or Scarlet go to the DMV and most of them messed up something in the paperwork and we had to go a few times. Tom Fohr and the team at Kunes Ford took really good care of this for me. Stickers are even attached to the plates. This is worth a lot to me, as a customer that is always busy.”

 

Whether you are a current Kunes customer or still shopping for the right vehicle, we are here to make buying a vehicle easy!

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