You have just acquired a new car. Congratulations! Now it is time to register your car with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Titling and registration are required by law in every state. You must also purchase car tags during the vehicle registration process. We at 4DMV have listed and described important car registration steps below.
1. Have a car title in your name.
Owning a car means that the car’s tile has to be in your name. Once the car title is in your name, you can start registering the car.
2. Complete a vehicle safety inspection.
Any vehicle owner can complete a vehicle safety check. You can also bring your car to a car maintenance company to undergo an inspection. This inspection ensures that your car’s brakes, lightbulbs, horn, wipers, and more are functioning properly. The car’s odometer should also be read after the inspection.
3. Get your car insured.
Proof of car insurance is required by law in most states before getting your car registered. You should select a car insurance policy that works for your budget and safety concerns.
4. Pay registration fees.
Once you have retrieved all necessary documents and finished paperwork, it is time to make some registration payments. Pay all county and state taxes, if applicable. It is important to note that you need to renew your car’s registration yearly. If the registration of a car is not updated, the driver could be ticketed when pulled over.
Car registrations do not have to be difficult experiences. 4DMV has the answers to all of your questions about car registration. You can learn more throughout our website, and review your state’s car registration laws on 4DMV.