Total Auto Solutions FAQ
Answers to your questions
What is an impound vehicle?
An impound vehicle is a vehicle that was impounded usually by the Police Department or the Highway Patrol and the owner of the vehicle never came in to pay the fees and get the vehicle back. After the necessary time has passed the vehicles are brought over to our lot. We then sell these vehicles for the impound lots and Police Departments around the Twin Cities.
How do I buy an impound vehicle?
Our impound vehicles are a cash only transaction. First you pay for the vehicle. We then give you the necessary paper work you will need to go to the DMV to get the title transferred to your name. After the transfer is complete you come back to our location with the completed transfer form. We will copy and fax it to the necessary institution. Then the vehicle is yours to take. The DMV will sell you a new set of License plates or duplicate plates so the vehicle can be removed from the lot. The vehicle cannot leave the lot until it has been transferred. NO EXCEPTIONS!
What other fees do I pay when I buy an impound vehicle?
4-License Tabs & Plates
The fees on a 10 year old or older vehicle usually around $50 or $91 and are paid at the DMV not at Total Auto Solutions. Impound Vehicles less than 10 years old are subject to 6.5% sales on the purchase price plus the title and plate fees.
How do I get to the DMV from your location?
From our lot you will need to go west (left) on County Rd C. Follow County Rd C until you get to Lexington Ave. Take a right on to Lexington Ave. At the next stoplight take a left. You will then take a right into the strip mall. The DMV office is located at the opposite end of the strip mall from the gas station. It is approximately 2 miles from our lot.
What are the hours of the DMV?
The Roseville office is open Mon-Fri 8-5 and Sat 9-2 other deputy DMV locations have different hours. Check out https://dutchelm.dps.state.mn.us/dvsinfo/info/locations/locations.htm for the other locations and hours of operation.
Can I test drive the Vehicles?
Yes. Most of these vehicles can be test-driven. Test drives are limited to 10 minutes. You must also have a drivers license and a valid insurance card that matches the license.
Can I buy a vehicle for parts only?
Yes. A bill of sale will be provided after payment. Bill of sales vehicles can not be titled! NO EXCEPTIONS! Be aware that there is a 6.5% sales tax that applies to the sale price.
Do you have warranties with your vehicles?
No. Every vehicle sold at Total Auto Solutions is sold "AS IS, NO WARRANTY, NO GUARANTEES, NO RETURNS, NO EXCEPTIONS". Once the paper work has been completed the vehicle is yours. Make sure you want it before you buy it. All sales are final.
Do you have vehicle history reports available?
No, however you can obtain a vehicle history report on line from CARFAX or Auto Check. They do charge a fee for this service however Total Auto Solutions does not pay for any type history report. VIN numbers are available on our web site.
Does Total Auto Solutions do any repairs on the vehicles?
No. We do clean the vehicles inside and out then take them for a quick test drive. From that we assess what COULD be wrong with the vehicle. You as a customer are responsible for checking the vehilce out before you purchase it.