When do my auto tags expire?

Posted by Uni Mata on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 15:10 PM

Are you wondering when your auto tags expire? It’s a very good question because by knowing when your tags expire you can avoid having to pay late penalty fees. The DMV has 3 tiers of penalties after it is due: the first day you are late, then the second goes in effect after the 10th day, and the 3rd and final kicks in 10 additional days after that. For some individuals, this could mean hundreds if not thousands of dollars in penalties (yes, I have seen this). But for most people, it’s in the $21 to $100 range. There are a few ways to find out when the due date for your vehicle registration is. Here’s a list of them:

 

  • Look at the registration card: IF your registration card is folded, the expiration date at the top of the registration card. This is the EXACT date that your auto tags expire. Here is a photo below showing you the date.describe the image
  • Look at the registration renewal reminder: The registration renewal reminder is sent annually to you by the DMV, it has the specific date that your registration is due. Below is a picture of what it looks like.describe the image
  • Look at the registration expiration date on the title: The registration expiration date is on the title. I have circled it in red below.describe the image
  • Look at the license plate: Your license plate does not tell you the specific date when your auto registration expires but it will give you an idea: it will tell you the month and the year it will expire. Below is an example an example of one that expires on November 2013.20131018 141343 resized 600
  • Call us: Our friendly staff is available to answer this simple question for you right over the phone. There is no charge or obligation – just give us a call and the mystery of when your car tags expire is solved!

It is also important to debunk some myths and misinformation about when your auto tag expires. Your auto tags do not expire on the final date of the month, or the first day of the month after the month your expired on. You may have a date of 10/31/2013 as an expiration date, but that does not mean someone else that has an October 2013 sticker has the exact date as yours. Every person is different and it is important not to assume – not unless you want to pay late penalty fees for an expired tag or even worse, get your car towed. Give us a call, shoot as an e-mail or follow the simple instructions above to find out when your auto registration expires!

 

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When do my auto tags expire?

Posted by Uni Aguilar on Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 18:09 PM

A common mistake that we see at our auto tag agency is that customers make the assumption that their auto tags are  expiring at the end of the month of the sticker shown on the left of their plate. For instance, the sticker on your plate is for the month of August & you believe that your tags will expire until the very last day of the August month. But in reality, your tags expire on a specific date. For instance, if you are under the understanding that it expires on August 31st but your renewal fees were actually due on August 1st, you would've been 30 days late and you would've incurred the 2nd level in penalty fees. Avoid unnecessary fees by paying on time! If you don't which date your tags expire, listed below are a few ways to find this date out:

  • You can look at your registration card: The registration card will indicate to you when your tags actually expire. Being one day late will automatically cause you to incur penalties. It doesn't matter if you are 1 day late or 10 days late, you will incur the same penalty. Penalties actually increase in increments, so it is best to pay these fees before the expiration date.Registration Card
  • You can look at the renewal notice: The California DMV will send you a renewal notice. The expiration/renewal date is shown at the top right of the form they send.Registration Renewal
  • You can look at your title: If you have your vehicle's title, the date that your registration expires is indicated on the title itself at the top right. 
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  • You can call us: If you don't know how to read your registration card or you lost it, you can always contact our auto tag agency and give us a call and we can tell you when it expires. We can even tell you how much your fees are for free by giving us call us a at 951-684-0494.Click me

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