I Bought A Car But The Title Was No Good
Back in October, I got into an accident and my car was totaled. It was the other guys fault, so his insurance company paid me the value of my wrecked car.
I immediately went on the market looking for a new car since I needed something to get back and forth to work. One of the places I looked was Craigslist.
It was there that I saw a great deal. Someone was selling this beautiful black sedan for a really great price.
I Tried To Be As Careful As Possible
Believe me when I say I tried to do everything the right way.
- I checked out the VIN on Craigslist.
- I had my mechanic check out the car.
- I wouldn’t give the seller any money until he showed me a title.
I thought I had done everything possible to make sure I wasn’t getting scammed. We’ve all heard those Craigslist horror stories.
Well, no matter how careful a person is, there’s always something that can go wrong.
When it came time to sign on the dotted line, the seller (either accidentally out of stupidity or out of spite) signed in the wrong spot. He showed me where to sign and I signed on the wrong spot also.
Long story short, when I took the title to the DMV to get it registered in my name, they refused to accept it. They told me I could do one of the following:
- Take the car back to the dealer and get my money back (impossible since this wasn’t a real dealer; he was just a guy on Craigslist who wanted to get rid of this car).
- Get the dealer to sign a notarized affidavit showing that the signature was done in error.
- Go through a local insurance company and get a surety bond and get a new title from the State of Georgia.
I Had A Car I Couldn’t Drive
Of course, you know what happened. Now that the seller had his money, he didn’t have time for me. He kept coming up with excuses why we couldn’t meet.
I was screwed. I had this great looking car with a worthless title. It seemed the only option was to get a surety bond.
Getting A Surety Bond Is A Complicated Process
I went through a couple of different surety bond companies but the process was so difficult and confusing. I was lost from day one. This looked like another dead end.
Then I found out about Access Title Services
Wow! The process was so easy! All I had to do was sign some paperwork, and Access Title Services took care of the rest.
I had my title within a week!
Now, I’m driving my car all over town, completely legal and I owe it all to Access Title Services of Georgia.
I hope you never have to go through the same difficulty I did.
But if you do, don’t waste any time trying to figure it out on your own. Go to Access Title Services and get your title.
Certain Stipulations Apply For Individuals
- You are a Georgia resident or the vehicle was last titled in Georgia.
- You were given a vehicle and are unable to obtain the title.
- You obtained the title, but it is not properly assigned.
- You lost all the paperwork prior to transferring the Title in your name.
- You cannot locate the previous owner or lien holder
– E.I., Stone Mountain, Georgia