Hi, I have a car registered in NY. The registration is valid. The NY laws require having 2 stickers on the windshield: Registration and Inspection. I replaced my windshield while I was in CA and the company that did it forgot to put both stickers to the new windshield. They trashed them with my old windshield.
I am moving to CA and my stuff including the car title and second piece of the NY car registration document (I do not have to have it in the car as per NY laws) will arrive in a coupe of weeks only. I am then planning to get my CA driver license and register a car there but at the moment I am technically not a resident in CA.
1. Can I drive a car like this, without proof of registration? How bad will it be if the police stop me?
2. Can I show anything else to the police if they stop me? Like online receipt from the NY DMV that I ordered a replacement registration.
3. Can I claim a loaner car or a refund from the windshiels replacement company for the period I cannot drive mine, if I cannot? I called them and they said it was my fault, because they do not have registration stickers in CA so their technician did not notice the stickers and I did not mention about them. They promised that some higher manager would call me but it is going to take a while and I am very sceptical that he will be willing to help.