I tried to renew my vehicle registration this evening but failed.
Walnut Creek, California
May 3, 2021 10:59pm CST
I have a 2008 Nissan Xterra that broke down near my family cabin in Montana this past Summer. I had the SUV fixed and bought a Chevy Silverado pick-up to use for this year in California. This evening, I tried to use the phone to renew the registration on my Nissan Xterra. I was not successful. I had all the information they needed available and in front of me. This included my renewal number, my license plate number, my check routing number, and my checking account number. But the system kept failing and throwing me back to five minutes prevous in the "conversation." At no time did I speak to a real human being. After about half-an-hour, I gave up. I will try again in a day or two. I need to sleep before work tomorrow. In they had actual humans working there, wouldn't that increase the number of jobs in California and reduce catastrophic failure of the system? If my heart attacks me after this incident, then Kaiser will have to spend more money repairing my heart than they would have had the system worked. Everything is connected. The failed attempt to "cut costs" at DMV leads to increased unemployment, increased stress among drivers, increased medical fees, and so on. What is a person to do? Have you had incidents like this?
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• United States
Uhm... because they don't mind if you get frustrated? Because the government is a soulless entity that doesn't have to answer to their constituents? Because it's fun to watch people rant and rave about the poor service they get? So many answers to this it boggles the mind. (Yes, I stopped writing explanations because my fingers are tired. )
@TheHorse Usually about 1 hours, they fix an appointment, you must bring your car there CLEAN with all the pertinent documents. They check everything, if something is wrong they tell you what you need to do in order to have the registration renewed. We never failed to pass.
The first two months the pandemic is really hard for me to access the social security online. Hotlines did not respond and everything would just go futile if you use the numbers and even their emailing system, you can't expect to have a reply in a week and it even took a month before they can answer you.
• Wapello, Iowa
• Wapello, Iowa
In Iowa, it's a lot more complicated. We have to find the Governor. He's almost always at Wally's Filling Station playing checkers but sometimes you have to go down the street to Professor Harold Hill's Pool Hall, where he'll be playing pool. You give him your registration and he crosses out the old expiration date with a pencil (You have to remember to bring a pencil because he usually doesn't have one) and writes in the new one. He's supposed to charge you $5 but he usually forgets. Unless he's losing at checkers or pool and then he usually asks for 2 or 3 dollars to hold him over until next payday. I wish all we had to do was make a phone call.