First off, If you lost your car don’t panic. It’s important to remain calm and think about what should be done next.
Step 1: Go to your local police station and file a report [This is something that should be done no matter what happens; You can never be too safe!]
Step 2: Contact the insurance company
Step 3: Contact a towing service [This is helpful because you will need them if you want to get your car back!]
Step 4: Ask friends and family for help locating your car. Remember, sometimes eyes are better than the internet.
It’s important to note that social media is not an appropriate way to locate a missing vehicle.
Step 5: If you don’t find your car within 24 hours, hire a private investigator. [This step isn’t always necessary; it’s just if you still can’t find your car after the first day.]
Step 6: Wait. There may be nothing else you can do. If it’s been over 72 hours, you’ve done all the above steps, and your car still hasn’t turned up, chances are slim that you’ll see it again.
At this point, your only option is to contact an insurance company to file a claim on your vehicle. It may take several days or even weeks before you can get a replacement car and drive off into the sunset just like in the movies.
What should i do if i lost my car key?
Simply call a locksmith and pay them to cut another key for your car. This method will cost around $20 – $40 depending on where you live and how much labor costs in your city/state, etc.
What should i do if i lost my car title?
As a general rule, you should never drive a car without a title. In most states, it’s illegal to be caught driving a car with no registration, and the same goes for using or even displaying an old title that isn’t yours.
Most of the time this is not an issue because your previous owner will have the original title in their possession.
So if you bought the car from them they will be able to easily help you with this problem.
However, it’s possible that your previous owner lost the title. If that is the case, they will need to apply for a duplicate title and send it to their local DMV office before sending it to you.
Once they have sent you a copy of the original title remember to never lose it! It’s important that you have it in your possession just in case you get pulled over by a cop or for registration purposes.
What should i do if i lost my car papers/registration?
If you lost your registration and insurance (proof of insurance) at the same time and it’s been over a couple of days, then contact your state government.
Most states will not accept proof of insurance after three days without the registration completed.
Registering a vehicle is simple enough that most people can do it themselves by filling out some forms, presenting proof of identification, and paying a small fee.
If you’ve lost your registration that came with the car when applying for a new one is even easier because all that will be needed is an application form which you can find on your state’s DMV website.