Vehicle title companies offers various types of services, including helping customers get a replacement title for their vehicles or applying for a new vehicle title on classic cars and cars with no titles. Vehicle title companies can also help customer make a correction title, repossession titles or duplicate titles to both personal clients, finance companies or car dealerships. Customers looking to engage a vehicle title company need to ensure that their vehicle does not have a salvaged or stolen title.
As of 2016, vehicle title companies include the Broadway Title Company, Vehicle Titles, Inc. and TitleRecovery.com. Depending on the company's scope, vehicle replacement services are limited to either the company's state or can extend to customers in all 50 states.
Vehicle owners are required to have a title prior to getting a license plate issued or selling their vehicle to a new owner. In most states in the United States, vehicle titles stay within the local Department of Motor Vehicle database for at least five years, after which they are removed. Prior to their removal, vehicle owners can get information regarding their vehicle title status by providing a vehicle identification number. Vehicles that can receive replacement titles include all-terrain vehicles, kit cars, commercial equipment, watercraft and auction vehicles.