What Happens When Repo Can’t Find Your Car?

If you make it hard to find your vehicle, there’s a chance the repossession agency will bill the bank that ordered the repo even more, which will eventually be charged back to you when the bank comes after you for the balance still owed on your car after auction.

How long will a repo man look for a car?

A repossession order is a legal document that grants the lender the right to repossess an asset, which can include a vehicle. Once the repo takes place, a repossession is listed on your credit reports for seven years and lowers your credit score.

Can I go to jail for hiding my car from repo man?

A repo man can’t send you to prison.

This is a civil matter, not a criminal one. You won’t go to prison for not missing your car payments or for trying peacefully to stop the repossession. In some states, the repo agent can bring an officer or sheriff along for the repossession.

Can the repo man track your car?

Repo men (or, more properly, repossession agents) know all the ins and outs of getting cars back. If the borrower isn’t at his last known address, they’ll use “skip tracing” to find a car owner who’s in default. Odds are high that even after your car is sold at auction, you’ll still owe money on it to the bank.

How many car payments can you missed before repo?

In general, you can expect car repossession to occur if you miss three or more payments in a row on your auto loan. One missed payment can result in repossession, but it’s less common. A “missed payment” is considered a payment that is more than 30 days late.