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Answered 2009-01-31 01:56:01

Depends on what the salvage title was issued for. Some are for damaged vehicles that were totalled by insurance companies..... Others are from mechanic's leins because customers did not pay the mechanic...... And others are because the owner forfeited the vehicle to the police because of a DUI, some vehicle impounding or abandoned vehicle. A salvaged title could mean anything from a bumper that was damaged so much that once it was resold it had to be salvaged to a car almost being totaled and has a frame that is welded big time. If you have a specific vehicle in mind, try doing a search on the vin number and there are sites that will give you the history of the vechicle. good luck. == Buying a salvage car is the same as buying any used car. Have it inspected by a pro prior to purchase. Things to look for are frame damage, correct bodywork and doors that open and close properly and don't leak. A carfax is helpful but the info can be delayed or incomplete so don't bank on it. Run the VIN thru your local DMV to make sure the car is titled to the person selling it, too!

I have purchased 2 salvage/reconstructed cars and they've both been great values and excellent cars. Older salvage vehicles are safer bets than new ones since it doesn't take much to total a car that's only worth $4000. A newer car that's been salvaged could have sustained over $15K in damage and that's major! Think about this: a new car is rear ended and sustains $5000 in damage; it gets to keep its clean title. An eight year old car with the same damage would end up with a salvage title. Same damage, different title. A clean title, therefore, does not mean a clean title, it just means the car was worth enough money when it was damaged. A clean title does not mean a clean car. At least a salvage title is honest about its prior damage! Lesson: Never buy a newer salvage car and never trust a newer used car to be clean. Have every used car you buy inspected by a pro and if it checks out ok and the price is right buy it! Keep in mind that reconstructed/salvage cars are worth 40% less that comparable clean titled cars so don't pay too much!


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If it has no damage, it doesn't need to be fixed, and the "repairs" should cost you nothing.

It means that the car was damaged, but was not reported as a salvage title. A PS Title is Pre-Salvage. It is a clean original title on a car that in most cases should have been transferred as a salvage title, but for whatever reason was not.

Florida is one state where you can change a CD title for a salvage title. Another state where you can change a CD title for a salvage title is Tennessee.

Apply for a replacement title through your state DMV.

You cannot change a salvage title legally. Period.

You cannot legally. Once a salvage always a salvage. At best you can get a "rebuilt" title.

Yes; why on earth would you think otherwise? The "salvage" title only means that it is a reconstructed, or rebuilt vehicle which has probably been heavily damaged and repaired. It is STILL your property, and in this respect, a title, is a title, is a title -- "salvage" has nothing to do with whether or not you own the property (vehicle). If some one else damages it, then they have damaged YOUR property.

Can I get a clean title from a repaired salvage titile in NH?

It will say "Salvage" vehicle on the bottom right corner of the title. No vehicle can be sold without indicating if its a salvage, rebulit or a regular title.

Depends on the existing title, if the salvage company owns the vehicle and it does not have a salvage title then they would be just another owner like anyone else and this vehicle would have a clean title assuming that there are no lean holders. On the other hand if the vehicle in question has already received a salvage/non repairable or similar title then salvage/non repairable or similar title would follow the vehicle not a clean title.

As of 2013, the best way to determine if the department of motor vehicles has issued a salvage title for a vehicle is on the title it will state that it is a salvage title. A salvage title is a note that states that the vehicle has been damaged or deemed a total loss. would be a salvage title which will kill the resell value of the bike....could try and get a lost title instead, some states offer this instead of the salvage title

depends on where you live, if you live in NY then you need to transfer the title to a NY salvage title. Then, you can apply for a reconstructed title there. Here in NJ, dont have a "reconstructed title". you have to apply for a salvage inspection so that theyll give you a clear title.

You can register with a salvage title.

You cant make a salvage title clean in any state. Once it has salvage on it, it can not be reversed.

Salvage title means it is a "title" that can be ugraded into rebuilt/prior salvage depending where you live in America. Certificate of Salvage is not a title and can never be a title it is just a certificate saying that the MVA is giving you proof that you own this parts car or what ever it is. It is never allowed to drive on public roads even after you fix it. -The Muslim guy

Once a salvage title always a salvage title. You may get totaled/reconstructed or some other wording but the car will never be clean again, it will remain branded and it is illegal to do otherwise.To remove the 'salvage' on the title would defraud the next buyer. It would be unethical and probably illegal.

Once a vehicle has an Ohio Salvage title assigned, the history remains with that VIN until the vehicle is scrapped. The Registrar in your county will issue a Repaired Salvage , or "branded" Title that you can get your license plates with. You cannot obtain a Clear title for this car.

When an automobile is issued a salvage title, the automobile can never get a clean title. The salvage title will always remain with the vehicle.

If it was a salvage car that you rebuilt and now have a clean title for yes, you can sell it as long as you inform the buyer that it was a salvage car.

There are states where you can "wash" a salvage title but that's unethical so you are on your own.

The salvage title has to do with obtaining a loan on the car. However, I would disclose it.

That means that at some point the car was wrecked so severely that the cost to repair it exceeded 75% of the value of the car. The car was therefore totaled and sold to a salvage yard. The salvage yard sold the car to someone who repaired it and sold it with the required salvage title. You should have noticed the salvage title when you bought the car.

You first need to change the title to a salvage tile. You can go from salvage to rebuilt but with a Junk title you can not. to get a salvage tile for a Junk you need to find a state that converts Junk to salvage. Usually because the state does not have a junk title. after it is salvage you need to have it inspected in your State to make sure it meets all Vehicle title Service company that has a guaranteed title service. they will have experience with this process.

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