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    Keeping the Old Car Registered/Insured

    Posted by Sue Bird

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

    Many of our clients call us to let us know that they are getting a new car.  At some point we’ll ask if they are trading in a car &/or transferring plates from that car to the new one.   Some clients mention that they plan to transfer their plates from the old car to the new car but that they will try to sell their old car on their own.  We always tell clients that if they are still in possession of the old car and trying to sell it, to get new plates for the new car.   This allows the old car to remain registered and insured so that prospective buyers can take it for a test drive.  And wouldn’t you rather have new, shiny plates on your new car anyhow!  

    Once you sell the old car, the plates will need to be cancelled with the Registry.  You can do this one of three ways.  On-line with the RMV:; turn them in at a local Registry office or bring them to our office and we can cancel them for you.  If you cancel them on your own, be sure to let us know when you do this so that we can then remove the car from your policy the day after the plates are cancelled.  The Registry will give you a Plate Return Receipt when you cancel your plates and you can use that to file for a rebate on your excise tax (if you no longer have the car) and a rebate on your registration fee (if you qualify). 

    Keep your old car registered and insured with auto from andrew g gordon inc

    It is important to remember that you must have at least one of the old plates in your possession to go through the process online. Otherwise, if your plates have been lost, or even stolen, during the vehicle transfer, you must fill out an Affidavit for Cancellation of Registration for Lost Plate(s).

    There are also more than a dozen different options for vanity plates in Massachusetts; these cover themes ranging from New England sports team to cancer research funds to the state's rich ecology. Additionally, specialized plates are available for veterans, ex-POWs, and recipients of various military honors. Visit to find out more!

    Learn more about auto insurance here.


    Susan Bird


    Tags: registration, license plates, vanity plates, lost plates, Auto Insurance, Vehicle, plates

    Renewal Reminders

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Tue, May 01, 2012 @ 05:57 PM

    Dont forget to renew your automobile insurance policy with auto from Andrew Gordon Inc Norwell MAWho has forgotten to renew a license??  Get the inspection on the car done on time?  Not been aware that a registration was not renewed because of a forgotten parking ticket?

    In these days, with everybody so busy, it is easy to forget something that happens once a year (inspection sticker) or once every five years (license renewal).  The registration plate renewal comes in the form of a bill that needs to be paid, so that is harder to miss.  However, if you have an outstanding parking ticket your registration could be non-renewed and you would not even realize that.

    Well, there is an easy solution to this so that you do not get stuck and possibly surcharged or have your vehicle towed.  One of our insurance carriers (Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp) offers a service to all of our customers, whether you have your insurance with them or not.  They will email you reminders for your license, inspection, and registration renewals.

    All you have to do is go to to sign in.  You will get an email reminder telling you what needs to be done – simple!

    If you have any questions at all, of course feel free to give us a call and we can check on the status of any of these items. Learn more about auto insurance here


    Sue Shiels

    Tags: inspection, auto, registration, parking ticket, plate, insurance, renewal, license plate, car

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