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    Does Tesla Register The Car For You?

    I thought I read somewhere that Tesla registers your car for you in your home state prior to delivery, but I can't see evidence of that now. Do we register the car after delivery, or does Tesla take care of that for us?

    (I should know this, but can't find the answer!)
    P85 VIN55228. Black and tan w/ Carbon Fiber decor, spoiler, coils, Pano, Reus audio (To be installed), 20" Avant Garde M310s (Matte Black), tech, parking sensors, premium lighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burch View Post
    I thought I read somewhere that Tesla registers your car for you in your home state prior to delivery, but I can't see evidence of that now. Do we register the car after delivery, or does Tesla take care of that for us?
    It varies by state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    It varies by state.
    In Michigan, Yes. Tesla takes care of it.

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    Thanks for the responses. I guess I need to call them to find out? Was curious if it's listed somewhere in the paperwork. I don't see it in the final MVPA, which I signed last night.
    P85 VIN55228. Black and tan w/ Carbon Fiber decor, spoiler, coils, Pano, Reus audio (To be installed), 20" Avant Garde M310s (Matte Black), tech, parking sensors, premium lighting.
    (Original Model S, now in hEaVen: VIN 1653, S85, Dolphin Gray)

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    They just don't always get it right.

    Mine was registered without a lien. Penfed was a little upset that I had title to the car that I bought with their money. I had to re-register it. (only $15 and 1/2 hour once I figured out that AAA knew how to do it.)

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    Maybe I am the only person who didn't know this, but when Tesla registers the car you do NOT get the title or the plates upon delivery. We are registered in Wisconsin and waited almost six weeks for the plates and title. If Tesla had provided the title with the car (after I had already paid 100% of the price) I could have walked into our local DMV office and walked out an hour later registered and with regular plates.

    If you don't mind driving around with a piece of paper taped to the rear window and no title then you will be OK with Tesla doing the registration -- otherwise you should try to get the title when the car is delivered and DIY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    It varies by state.
    +!1 Jerry33 - Texas is allergic to Tesla

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    They also can't register your car for you in Georgia. Apparently this is also the case in Arizona and Massachusetts, although I may be reading my DES's comments incorrectly.

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    What's wring with driving around with a piece of paper? I hope I can do it for a long time! No plates received yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by contaygious View Post
    What's wring with driving around with a piece of paper? I hope I can do it for a long time! No plates received yet.
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