Every year we have to renew our vehicle registration. For some of us we turn around and mail it in or renew then online as soon as we receive the DMV registration renewal form in the mail. For the rest of us we tend to procrastinate and wait until the registration is expired or will be in a day or two. What do you do then? You are then forced to go to a local office and to wait in line for what seems like forever. Did you know that in the state of California there are a few select DMV offices that have a self-service registration renewal terminal in the lobby?
If you live in California, DMV registration has become faster and easier especially for those of you that wait till the last minute to renew your vehicle registration. In select locations throughout California you have four options to renew your registration: by mail, online, waiting in line at the DMV or using the self-service registration renewal terminal. The most convenient way to renew is by using the online services that all DMV offices have available. You don’t have to leave your home and the new registration card and sticker is mailed straight to your home. No lines, perfect. But if you wait too late then what do you do? If you live near a DMV office with a self-service registration renewal terminal you can walk right in and walk out with your renewed registration and new sticker in a matter of moments. You don’t have to wait in a long line. All you need to have with you is your DMV registration letter that would have been mailed out to you by the DMV or have your current registration card.
The self-service registration renewal terminal is fast, easy, and simple to use. The touch screen is easy to read. The screens are easy to navigate and will walk you through the entire renewal process. You can renew your car, truck, motorcycle and trailer registration right from the self-service center. When you complete your registration request, you can pay by cash, check, debit card or credit card and walk out of the lobby with your renewed registration card and sticker. It’s that easy and simple. No long line or wait times and you don’t have to speak to a single person if you choose not to.
DMV registration renewals have come a long way. The next time you are due to renew your vehicle registration and you happen to let time pass you by, call your local office or check online to see if you have a DMV near by with a self-service registration renewal center in their lobby. I am looking forward to seeing more self-service centers in DMV lobbies across the U.S.