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We Buy Cars in Kentucky

PutInYourVIN.com is the most convenient way to sell a car for cash in Kentucky. We buy cars throughout Kentucky and make it simple to sell any car, no matter where it is in the state or what condition it is in.

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PutInYourVIN.com is ready to make you an offer if you live in or near one of the Kentucky cities listed below. We will even come tow your car away for free!

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Kentucky FAQs

Yes, at times! You must provide proof of ownership. This is usually a registration or insurance card that corresponds to your photo ID. Offers without a title are typically lower than offers with a valid title. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to buy every car in every city without a title.

If your Kentucky vehicle title doesn’t look like the ones pictured online, it could be an older version, as titles can change over time. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) periodically updates title designs to incorporate new security features and design elements. However, older titles are usually still valid as long as they have not been altered or damaged.

Here’s what you should do if your Kentucky title doesn’t match the images online:

  1. Verify the information: Check that the information on the title is accurate and legible, including the vehicle identification number (VIN), make, model, year, and owner’s information.

  2. Look for signs of tampering: Ensure that the title has not been altered, forged, or tampered with. Signs of tampering could include erasures, corrections, or inconsistencies in the text or font.

  3. Contact the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC): If you’re unsure about the validity of your title, contact the KYTC or your local county clerk’s office. They can provide guidance on how to confirm the title’s authenticity and answer any questions you may have.

  4. Obtain a replacement title if necessary: If your title is lost, damaged, or illegible, you can apply for a duplicate title by submitting an application form and the required fee to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet or your local county clerk’s office.

Remember, when selling a vehicle, it’s crucial to ensure the title’s validity to avoid any issues during the ownership transfer process.

In Kentucky, when you sell your car, you should remove the license plates, as they stay with the owner and not the vehicle. You have a couple of options for what to do with the plates after the sale:

  1. Transfer the plates to a new vehicle: If you’re planning to purchase another vehicle, you can transfer the license plates to the new vehicle. To do this, visit your local county clerk’s office with the required documents and fees, and they will assist you with the transfer process.

  2. Surrender the plates to the county clerk: If you don’t plan to use the license plates on another vehicle, you can choose to surrender them to your local county clerk’s office. While this is not a requirement in Kentucky, doing so can prevent potential misuse of the plates.

It’s important to note that the buyer should obtain temporary plates or register the vehicle and get new plates before driving the car. As the seller, removing the plates before handing over the car will remind the buyer of this responsibility and help avoid any potential issues.

After selling your car in Kentucky, it’s important to address your auto insurance to avoid any potential issues or gaps in coverage. Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Contact your insurance agent or company: Notify them of the sale as soon as possible. They can provide guidance on what to do next, which may include canceling the policy, transferring the policy to a new vehicle, or adjusting the coverage.

  2. Cancel or transfer coverage: If you are not purchasing another vehicle, you can request to cancel your auto insurance policy. If you’re planning to buy another vehicle, you can ask your insurance agent or company to transfer the coverage from the sold vehicle to the new one. This ensures continuous coverage and helps you avoid potential penalties for a lapse in insurance.

  3. Remove sold vehicle from policy: If you have multiple vehicles on the same policy, ensure that the sold vehicle is removed from the policy. This will prevent you from continuing to pay for coverage on a car you no longer own.

  4. Provide necessary documentation: Your insurance company may require documentation related to the sale, such as a bill of sale or a completed Seller’s Notification of Sale form. Provide these documents promptly to prevent any delays in processing the changes to your policy.

  5. Review policy changes: After making any changes to your policy, review the updated documents to ensure everything is accurate. This includes checking that the sold vehicle has been removed or coverage has been transferred to a new vehicle, as well as verifying the updated premium.

By addressing your auto insurance promptly after selling your car, you can avoid potential issues or gaps in coverage and ensure you’re only paying for the coverage you need.

After selling your car in Kentucky, there are several steps to follow to ensure a smooth and legal transfer of ownership. While requirements may change over time, you should complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the title transfer: Sign the “Seller” section on the back of the vehicle title and fill in the buyer’s information. Have the buyer sign in the “Buyer” section. Make sure to include the vehicle’s sale price and the current odometer reading.

  2. Provide a bill of sale: A bill of sale acts as proof of the transaction for both the buyer and the seller. It should include the vehicle’s make, model, year, VIN, purchase price, sale date, and signatures of both parties.

  3. Remove the license plates: In Kentucky, license plates stay with the owner, not the vehicle. Remove the plates before handing over the car to the buyer. You can transfer them to another vehicle you own or surrender them to your local county clerk’s office if you don’t need them.

  4. Notify the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC): Complete a Seller’s Notification of Sale (TC96-167) form, which is available on the KYTC website or at your local county clerk’s office. Submit this form to the county clerk within 15 days of the sale to protect yourself from future liability related to the vehicle.

  5. Provide an odometer disclosure statement: Federal law requires sellers to disclose the accurate mileage of the vehicle at the time of the sale for vehicles that are 10 years old or newer. In Kentucky, this information can be included on the title itself.

  6. Cancel your insurance: Contact your insurance company to cancel or transfer your coverage to another vehicle after completing the sale.

  7. Keep copies of all documents: Retain copies of the bill of sale, the Seller’s Notification of Sale form, and any other relevant documents for your records. This can help protect you in case of any disputes or issues that may arise in the future.

Always check with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet or your local county clerk’s office for the most up-to-date information and requirements, as they may change over time.

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