There is different documentation
needed during the offer phase, after you accept the offer price for
your car, and when we pick up your vehicle.
When filling out the vehicle
submission form, other than documenting your car’s year, make,
model, trim, mileage and general condition, we ask that you include
your vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your VIN
contains important details on your car that help up to give you the
best offer. A vehicle’s VIN contains it year, make, model, trim
information and other auto options and details.
For some cars, once we reach an
agreement on an offer for your vehicle, we will request a signed
photocopy or scan of your title. This photocopy or scan is only used
to verify the name and address of the vehicle’s owner and that it
is signed in the appropriate place(s). We also request a scan or
photocopy of the owner’s driver’s license to verify your name and
signature matches the name and signature on the title. Only a
vehicle’s legal owner can sign the title and sell the vehicle.
For your privacy, you are welcome to
cross out your driver’s license number and date of birth. We only
need to verify your name, address and signature. Be assured, at this
stage, we only require a photocopy or scan of your title which are
not usable in any way to transfer ownership of your vehicle.
For other cars (which are generally
older vehicles), a member of the DamagedCars.com network picks up
your vehicle for purchase, they will verify title and ownership
before delivering payment and completing the sales transaction,
In all case, when the tow truck
comes to pick up your vehicle and give you your check, we require the
properly signed original title to your car. Without that title, we
cannot purchase your car.