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AZ Plate Helps Homeless Women Vets

You wouldn’t think it, but the statistics are staggering.

Women veterans are 4 times more likely to become homeless than their male veteran counterparts and non-veteran women. ~American Journal of Public Health

They’re not your typical homeless person. Their needs are different. Besides PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), most also suffered sexual harassment, if not abuse and many of them are moms, some single parents. The VA has had to make major adjustments to help these women.

Your family wants the person back that they sent off to war. They’ll never get that person back.

In this other video from the Military News Channel, shows what women vets returning from service abroad are going through in trying to get back into civilian life.

You can help female Veterans of Arizona by purchasing the new Women Veterans license plate. It’s available to anyone and can be personalized (maximum of 6 characters).

$25 initial application fee/ $25 annual renewal. $17 goes to a special account in the Arizona Veterans’ Donation Fund to assist homeless women veterans. Please call us at Prompt Titles & Registrations so we can order your plate. 602-957-0450. ($5 convenience fee applies – void with a Military ID.)

Also available with a disability symbol,  ask about it when you call.

Prompt Titles & Registrations

Two Locations to Serve you!
3001 E Thomas Road, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 957-0450

3126 W Thomas Road, Ste. 102A
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 269-6000

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What to do with the car you inherited

It’s what you’ve always wanted! An eccentric uncle leaves you his property in his will. Wow! You get excited, but then you wonder, “What did I get?” That happened recently to Gary, a young central Phoenix entrepreneur.

He drives up to the address given to him by the lawyer and finds a not-too-shabby mobile home. As he puts the key in the door, he dreads what’s inside. “Was he a hoarder?”

Amazingly enough, eccentric Uncle Jack wasn’t. He kept a rather clean home full of WWII memorabilia. As Gary walks around, he sees pictures of Uncle Jack in front of a B52 bomber and his war buddies. “Gee, I should have gotten to know him better. I bet he had some great war stories!” He then sees a picture of him in front of a 1954 Chevy. “Cool car.”

After he walks around the house he goes out to the back yard where there’s a detached garage. He unlocks the padlock and as the sunlight illuminates the contents, Gary is pleasantly surprised. There sits the 1954 Chevy! It hasn’t been driven in years, but Gary sees it as a restoration project. “How did Uncle Jack know that I’ve always wanted to restore an old car?!”

Well, before Gary gets the Chevy street-ready, he has to deal with the title transfer for not just the car, but also the mobile home. The land the home sits on is real estate, but the mobile home is a vehicle. After going through all of his uncle’s papers, he couldn’t find the titles of the home or the car.

Luckily, Gary heard about Prompt Titles and Registrations on Thomas Rd & 30th Street in Phoenix. He called them and they came to the house to do a Level 1 inspection on the home and the car. As Authorized MVD Third Party Vehicle Inspectors, they provided a “Bonded Title” for both showing clarification of vehicle title ownership.

This process can be used when someone doesn’t have a properly endorsed title or proper supporting documentation.

Now, Uncle Jack could have saved Gary all the trouble by filling out a “Beneficiary Designation” form for “Vehicle Title Transfer Upon Death” when he wrote his will. They still would have had to do a Level 1 inspection because of the missing titles, but ownership would have transferred smoothly when Uncle Jack passed away.

This is a hypothetical story, but if you find yourself in a similar situation or want to designate a beneficiary for your motor home, car or truck, call the friendly folks at Prompt Titles and Registrations for help at 602-957-0450. They also offer auto insurance. It’s your one-stop place to get your vehicle ready for the road. (Vehicles 1966 and older do not require emissions tests.)

Prompt Titles & Registrations

Two Locations to Serve you!
3001 E Thomas Road, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 957-0450

3126 W Thomas Road, Ste. 102A
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 269-6000

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Proper tire inflation is key to savings & safety

Tire manufacturers have recommendations on tire psi pressure and its relation to auto manufacturers’ weight and load specifications. 

Most vehicles are not equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system or a tire pressure sensor and therefore manual tire pressure monitoring is left up to the vehicle owner or local service provider.  Checking your tire psi pressure is easy to do with a tire pressure gauge – like the one pictured which is available Free from Prompt Titles & Registrations in Phoenix when you come in to register your vehicle or transfer a title. (while quantities last).

In Phoenix! Free Tire Gauge from Prompt Titles & Registrations w/ any
of our services. (While quantities last.)

Tire pressure can affect the way your tires wear in a number of ways. 

  1. Tire pressure may help detect any early leak.
  2. An under-inflated tire may cause your vehicle to pull one way or another affecting both steering and cornering.
  3. An under-inflated tire can affect fuel efficiency.
  4. Tire pressure is a safety issue.  Not keeping your car’s tires at the proper pressure can result in loss of control of the vehicle or a blow out at the worst possible time.

Taking a few minutes to check your tire pressure will save you a lot of money. Had I done that, a couple of months ago, I would have saved myself $200. My neighbor noticed the tire was low and I rode on it a little too long – long enough to totally destroy it! Even putting air in it at that point would have been useless – it was too far gone. I had to replace it and the other front tire since they need to be balanced. The rear tires are fine. Lesson learned. I got one of the neat tire gauges from Prompt Tittles & Registrations!

Correct tire pressure your car’s tires is printed on the outside of the tire and in the frame of the driver’s door.

How to check the tire pressure with a gauge

  1. Do it when the tires are cool.
  2. Remove the plastic valve capon the tire.
  3. Press the gauge firmly onto the valve stem.
  4. Be sure that you press the gauge onto the stem hard enough.
  5. You should hear a small bit of air escape as you do this.
  6. Record the pressure listed on the gauge and make sure it matches the manufacturer’s specifications.

Prompt Titles & Registrations

Two Locations to Serve you!
3001 E Thomas Road, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 957-0450

3126 W Thomas Road, Ste. 102A
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 269-6000

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Check out the AZ Centennial Plate!

On Feb. 14, 2012, Arizona marked its 100th birthday and to celebrate it, issued the Centennial License Plate.

You can get yours at either of the Prompt Titles and Registrations locations.

Can I personalize my special license plate? 

Yes, the license plate is available both as a non-personalized and as a personalized plate where you choose the letter/number combination that will appear on your plate. The maximum number of characters allowed for a personalized (letters and/or numbers) license plate is seven. Plates with the disability symbol are limited to six characters. We’ll need to check the availability of your personalized plate idea online at before placing your order. All personalized plate choices must be approved by ADOT.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the license plate is $25 for the initial application fee and $25 per annual renewal. Personalized plates have an additional $25 fee (for a total of $50 annually).

When is my annual license plate renewal fee due? 

Your license plate renewal fee is due each year at the same time as your vehicle registration. A special plate can be ordered at any time with the initial fees due at the time of ordering. The annual fee would be due at the regular time of renewal. If your registration expires within the next three months, you have the option to renew your registration early before submitting the license plate application in order to avoid the first annual renewal special plate fee.

Your vehicle must be registered in the State of Arizona to obtain a specialty tag. It can also be purchased as a gift as long as the vehicle is registered in AZ.  The centennial tag is not available for motorcycles or golf carts.

Prompt Titles & Registrations

Two Locations to Serve you!
3001 E Thomas Road, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 957-0450

3126 W Thomas Road, Ste. 102A
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 269-6000

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