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Paying car registration online? Watch for fee bumps

Paying car registration online? Watch for fee bumps

Chester Specht recently went online to renew his car registration. He Googled "DMV renewal" and clicked on the top listing.

"Complete your vehicle registration in 3 simple steps," the website said, leading Specht through a straightforward process.

He paid using a credit card. The registration tags arrived in the mail not long after. Easy peasy.


FOR THE RECORD:
Car registration: A column in the Feb. 7 Business section about online auto registration quoted Jessica Gonzalez, a California Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman, as saying that fee-charging online companies don't have access to the DMV's system. She...

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