Question

Will we have trouble registering a car that was declared a total loss?

We got the car fixed and inspected. We now want to sell the car privately and have informed the buyer of the history and he is fine with it. Will he have an issue at DMV getting it registered? Does my insurance inform the state of the loss?

Oct 22, 2019 Massapequa, NY

Answer
Ross Martin

Oct 22, 2019

Unfortunately, I won't be able to tell you about the registration. You will need to contact the DMV for that information. Your insurance history will have the vehicle stated as a total loss. Another issue might come up with getting the car insured. It is usually possible to get liability coverage from certain carriers, but few will give you full coverage (meaning collision and comprehensive). 

Good luck. 


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