Can I sell a car if a windshield replacement claim hasn't been completed yet?

A rock hit the windshield. I made a claim for replacement. The very next day a friend offered to buy my vehicle. I now want to sell it, but the windshield isn't scheduled to be fixed for three more days.

Oct 10, 2019 Seneca, SC

Ross Martin

Oct 10, 2019

Thanks for the question. I would not sell the vehicle while the claim is still open. A payout will have to be in the titled owner's name. By transferring ownership, you will likely be adding a lot of extra steps to getting the vehicle fixed. It's not that the claim would never get paid, but if it's not an emergency, I would hold off for a few days to sell it.

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