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16:34 Jul 9, 2008
English to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
English term or phrase:clean title
Bill of sale
title type: Texas clean title
Some websites say it means the car has never been damaged, others say there are no liens attached to it
Explanation: A 'clean title' means that the auto is available to own without any issues - it is not a stolen vehicle, nor does it have any liens on it. It had been authorized in the following way - states do not vary much in this. **It has nothing to do with damage.**
"If you are buying a used vehicle from a private party, it is imperative that the title be transferred properly. If you have any concerns about the title, ask the seller to accompany you to the county treasurer's office before you pay for the vehicle."
In order to transfer a title of a previously owned vehicle, here's what you'll need to bring:
* The old title, filled in completely by the seller.
* A completed Odometer Disclosure form.
* Proof of insurance.
* The receipt for the paid sales tax, if it was paid at the dealership.
* A signed title application.
A legally binding document that establishes evidence of ownership of an asset and any liens or other claims filed against the asset. A title should be examined for any recorded liens, which "encumber" a title and make its transfer more difficult than that of an unencumbered title. An unencumbered title is also referred to as a "clean" title. http://selco.org/consumer/auto_lending.asp
Kim Metzger Mexico Local time: 12:57 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 16