You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who actually enjoys dealing with the DMV, but thankfully, we’re here to help you take care of many of the tasks you used to have to stand in line at a DMV office to complete. We can help California drivers and vehicle owners take care of everything from renewing their vehicle registration to transferring titles and replacing documents.
We’ll help you conduct many DMV transactions without the need to personally go into a DMV office. Here are the DMV services we’re pleased to offer.
Auto Registration Renewal
You’re legally required to renew your vehicle’s registration every year. The DMV will send you a notice letting you know when your registration is going to expire, and you can also check your expiration date on your registration card. To avoid having your registration automatically suspended, you must renew it and get your sticker within 30 days of your expiration date.
With our Auto Registration services, you’ll have an easy, quick way to complete your DMV registration. For a small fee (plus DMV fees), we can help you skip the hassle of making the annual trip to the DMV office to renew your registration. You can even get your tag or sticker right away when you visit our office. If you choose to use our convenient online option or prefer to call us at (619) 404-6311, we’ll process your order and mail your registration documents to your address.
Here’s all you’ll need to provide so we can process your order:
- Your notice from the DMV
- The last 5 digits of your vehicle’s VIN #
- Name, address, etc.
We are able to process both personal and most commercial vehicle registration renewals. The California Vehicle Code (CVC §260) states, “a ‘commercial vehicle’ is a motor vehicle of a type required to be registered under this code used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation, or profit or designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.” For most commercial vehicles, registration renewal can be done through the same process as the one for personal vehicles.
A California Certificate of Title is an official document that identifies the legal owner of a vehicle, and it contains important vehicle identification information. Anytime there’s a change to a vehicle’s registered owner or lienholder (such as when the vehicle is sold or a lien is satisfied), the California Certificate of Title needs to be transferred to the new owner, and the change needs to be updated within 10 days in DMV’s records.
With our services, you can get make a title transfer in California without having to wait. We know how precious your time is, and we’re here to guide you through filling out all the necessary paperwork and making sure you have all the required signatures. We’ll also help you determine whether you need a smog check or will be required to pay transfer fees and taxes. We’ll give you all the assistance you need to make sure the transfer goes through without any errors.
Here’s what you’ll need to provide:
- The California Certificate of Title signed by the buyer(s) and seller(s) or lienholder(s)
- Proof of smog check, if necessary
If the title has been lost, damaged, or stolen, you’ll need:
- A bill of sale signed by the buyer(s) and seller(s)
- An application for a Duplicate Title in California (REG 227)
- A Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262)
We’ll be glad to provide these forms at no cost to you.
If your registration card or sticker has been lost, stolen, or damaged, we can help you with the forms and assistance you need to file to get replacements for these items. If you order a replacement sticker, you’ll automatically receive a new registration card as well.
You’ll need the vehicle’s license plate number, the last 5 digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN), the vehicle’s registered ownership information, and proof of ownership.
If you need help with any of these DMV services, reach out to the experts from Altra Insurance. Whether they need DMV services or affordable, reliable car insurance, San Diego drivers turn to Altra Insurance Services. For high-quality coverage and outstanding service, reach out to one of our friendly representatives today at (619) 404-6311.