Site Review

Going to the Department of Motor Vehicles is probably one of the most dreaded chores.  Lines are notoriously long, the workers are stereotyped as unyielding and rude, and the bureaucracy can be a headache.  However, since going to the DMV is a necessary evil if you plan on driving a car, was created to help people get the information they need to make visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles easier.  It is important to note that is not associated with the Department of Motor Vehicles in any state, but rather is run by a private organization devoted to condensing down the information to make it easier to find.

What the Site Has To Offer

The site has information on everything that you would do at the DMV in your state – and more.  For instance, you can find out how to apply for a license as an adult or a new driver, where to go for driver’s education, and even information on truck driving schools.  If you are new to driving, you can even take an online practice test to help you to prepare for the real thing.

Under Registration and Titling, you can find all of the information you need to transfer title, register a car, renew or replace registration, and even information on registering special vehicles like motorcycles and motorhomes.  You can also find information on how to update your address or get a handicapped placard for your vehicle.

The Reports and Records section give the most information.  It will allow you to run a report on your own driving record, run a vehicle history report by VIN number, and even request birth and marriage records.  You can even look up warrants and suspended license records.

The Tickets and Violations section helps you with paying tickets, contacting lawyers, and reporting accidents.  It also gives information on getting car insurance and understanding the DMV point system.

The Insurance area lets you get quotes for various types of vehicles.  You can also learn about what insurance requirements are mandated by your state and how much coverage you need to have. 

Lastly, the Buying and Selling tab helps users who are looking to buy or sell a car.  There are guides for buying both new and used cars, as well as information on selling cars.  You can even find links to important paperwork like Release of Liability and Bill of Sale Forms.

What we loved About is incredibly easy to use and has a trove of information that is useful to both the new driver and the experienced one.  It might be a little overwhelming at first, but everything is very user-friendly and clearly laid out as you dive into the finer details.  Once you are through, you can even find out information about your local DMV locations and hours. – The Bottom Line

If you are thinking of heading to the DMV any time soon, check out first.  You can save yourself a couple of trips by making sure that you have everything that you need before you go.  You might even find out that you can do what you need to do online and save a trip out at all.