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Can You Sell A Junk Car Even If Your Registration Is Expired?

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Are you thinking about selling your junk car but, your registration is expired, and you’re concerned that you may not be able to get rid of that junk car like you thought you could? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Even though your Oregon vehicle registration may have an expired registration, the reality is that the registration isn’t the most important thing that you need to drive a vehicle because as long as you have the title, you can still drive your vehicle at your own risk.

Should You Drive A Vehicle With Expired Registration?

What if your vehicle is still in running condition? Can you drive the vehicle even if it’s unregistered? The answer to this question is yes and no.

If your vehicle is still running, obviously you can drive it to from point A to point B but, depending upon the state that you live in, you drive that vehicle at your own risk.

In today’s economically strapped world, many states look at the vehicle registration as a major source of revenue and they go after people with expired registration pretty heavily.

For example, in California, drivers pay hundreds of dollars in fines, and risk the possibility of having their vehicles towed, if they are caught driving with an expired registration, while other states like Arkansas don’t care about the registration at all, and it’s not uncommon to see vehicles with registrations that have been expired for at least 20 years.

Should You Pay That Expired Registration?

If your number one goal is to get rid of your vehicle by selling it to a company like Fred’s Auto Removal, and it’s to ignore the registration because you’re just throwing good money after bad.

But if your goal is to keep that vehicle on the road, in this case, you may want to consider paying that registration, especially if you’re selling a vehicle to a buyer who is intent upon fixing it up so that they can keep is on the road.

Regardless of what you decide to do, if you’re still serious about selling your junk vehicle, give us a call today for a free quote at 503-810-3061, or click here to connect with us online.


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