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We Buy Cars in Maine

PutInYourVIN.com is the most convenient way to sell a car for cash in Maine. We buy cars throughout Maine 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 Maine cities listed below. We will even come tow your car away for free!

Still have questions?  Call or text (855) 550-0515 and we will answer them ASAP!

Maine 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 Maine vehicle title doesn’t look like the ones pictured online, it could be an older version, as titles can change over time. The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) 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 Maine 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 Maine BMV: If you’re unsure about the validity of your title, contact your local Maine BMV 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 Maine BMV.

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

In Maine, license plates generally stay with the owner and not the vehicle. When you sell your car, you should remove the license plates. 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 Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) office or contact them for guidance on the process and any necessary forms.

  2. Return the plates to the BMV: If you don’t plan to use the license plates on another vehicle, you can return them to your local BMV office. This is not a requirement, but it can help ensure that the plates are not misused.

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 Maine, it’s essential 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 Notice 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 Maine, there are several steps you need 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: As the seller, you must sign the “Assignment of Ownership” section on the back of the vehicle’s title. Fill in the buyer’s information, including name, address, and signature. If your car is newer than 1995, a title is required for transfer.

  2. Prepare a bill of sale: A bill of sale is essential for both you and the buyer as a record of the transaction. It should include information such as the vehicle’s make, model, year, VIN, purchase price, date of sale, and signatures of both parties.

  3. Remove the license plates: In Maine, license plates generally 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 return them to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) if you don’t need them.

  4. Notify the BMV: Inform the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) of the sale by completing a Notice of Sale form, also known as the “Release of Liability” form. This step protects you from any future liability related to the vehicle after the sale.

  5. Provide an odometer disclosure statement: For vehicles less than 10 years old, Maine law requires you to disclose the vehicle’s accurate mileage on an Odometer Disclosure Statement. You can obtain this form from the BMV or their website.

  6. Cancel your insurance: After completing the sale, contact your insurance company to cancel or transfer your coverage to another vehicle.

  7. Keep copies of all documents: Retain copies of the bill of sale, the Notice 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.

Remember to always check with the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for the most up-to-date information and requirements, as they may change over time.

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