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Selling a Car for a Low Price

In our article we address getting a gift from someone from out of state and the issue that the may not be able to prove that sales tax was paid on the car. In that instance, they can sell the car to you for a low price, but not give it to you. Today, we will discuss more about selling a vehicle below market value.

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Gifting a Vehicle and Penndot Part 2

In previous article, we discussed giving a vehicle as a gift to a friend, neighbor, relative or a stranger who might be down on his luck. All of those instances are you being the giver, but what if you are the receiver?

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Replacing your Pennsylvania License Plate for Free, Part III

The first license plate we applied for was actually a passenger car vanity plate. Since we knew that if the replacement really worked, it would take 10 weeks to get a replacement. That's why we decided to replace a beat up trailer plate. That would be an easy one to have Penndot satisfy bcause all they had to do is grab a new one off the shelf.

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Gifting a Vehicle and Penndot

When you come into the title & tag office, let them know that you are giving the vehicle to the individual(s) with you. The clerk with have you fill out an MV-13ST. This is the gift exemption form. It is only for gifts. There can be no bartering or trades in-kind. The transition must be a straight up, no strings attached, gift. There is a clear warning on the Affidavit and you can be fined or lose your driving privileges if you falsify information. Read more to see some examples and get the facts.

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Replacing your Pennsylvania License Plate for Free, Part II

In our last article, we explained how PennDot has initiated a program called DEFY designed to replace any license plate that starts with the letters D, E, F & Y. The replacement only takes place when you transfer the plate to another vehicle. If you keep your vehicle another 20 years, potentially you could have that same battered plate on your car. We offered another option in that article.

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Registering a Classic or Antique Car

Classic and Antique registration is an attractive option for people that want to save money on their restored or all original cars in good condition. The registration is permanent. It costs more than a regular registration but if you own the car a few years, you will save money. Let's look at the requirements and the differences between Classic and Antique.

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Replacing your Pennsylvania License Plate for Free

Your license plate. You've had is since 1995. You transferred it to 3 cars in 23 years. It's starting to look a little ragged but why should YOU replace it? You paid for it. It's falling apart and PennDot requires you to have it. That plate can rot, as far as you're concerned. We've seen it all in 28 years at ASC Title & Tags. Peeling, flaking, cut on the corners from people that were stealing registration stickers. You would be happy to replace the plate if Penndot would send you one. Well, this is your lucky year!

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Moving to Pennsylvania, Title and Registering Your Vehicle

OK, so you have been to the Driver License Center, supplied the requirement documentation and are now ready to move your vehicles into the PennDot system. The first question we always ask is “Do you Own, Lease or Make Payments on your vehicle”.

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Moving to Pennsylvania, Obtaining a Driver's License

You are becoming a Pennsylvania resident and it's time to get your vehicle(s) changed over from you last State to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You don't even know where to look. The place you came from involved the Department of Vehicles, a place that you went to with a packed lunch and a sick day from work because it was going to be an all day process. Once you got there, you would somehow be given the wrong form and after waiting in line for 2 hours, get to the from to be told you had the wrong form. You would have a new one handed to you and head to the back of the line, once again. Well, Pennsylvania isn't like that.

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Truckers File Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

On March 15, 2018, 2 organizations filed a 43 page lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (and others). The claim is that it is unconstitutional under federal commerce laws for the turnpike to collect tolls that a partially given to PennDot ($450 million/year) to pay for public transit. The claim is that Turnpike tolls can only be used for that roadway.

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Transfer License Plate To New Car in Pennsylvania

Many times we have customers that want to transfer a license plate that they have in their possession to a vehicle they are buying. Can it be done? Transfers of plates are $9.00 plus registration fees. If the plate still has registration time on it, you do not have to pay for a new registration as you can use the rest of what you have. There are some things that you have to consider. Let's go over what you need to know.

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Advice for Motorists with Expired Pa. Registration Stickers

Either take the plate off (your car needs washed back there anyway) and run the back of the plate where the stickers are located under hot water for 4 minutes. That will soften the old glue and you should be able to peel most of it off. The rest you can scrape with a fingernail. If your license plate bolts go into a metal insert, put a little grease on them so that they come out easily next time. OR....

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Additional Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Fees

Act 89, which became law on November 25, 2013, established a special fund within the state treasury called “Local Use Fund.” As of January 1, 2015, a county may pass an ordinance to implement a fee of $5 for each vehicle registered to an address located in that county.

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Pennsylvania REAL ID Update

Pennsylvania's current newly updated Driver License still does not meet the Federal requirements for "REAL ID".

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Golf Carts And Low Speed Vehicles On Public Highways

Governor Wolf signs a Golf Cart Bill. This bill will allow the use of golf carts and low speed vehicles on public highways.

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