Car titles can be rebuilt. It can sometimes be frustrating when you're planning to obtain a used vehicle and dealing with the scrutiny that goes along with it, especially if you come across a deal on a used vehicle with a rebuilt or salvage title. These vehicles for the most part may appeal to the majority of shoppers who often look for an affordable price.
A salvage title is different from a rebuilt title because it means that the car has been damaged beyond an insurance company's ability to pay out on the vehicle. The salvage title is still a legal title and can be sold and titled differently than a rebuilt title. It is important for the consumer to know the difference and understand the risks and benefits of owning a salvage vehicle.
Some states allow vehicles to be titled as salvage vehicles, which is different from a rebuilt vehicle. A rebuilt vehicle is one that has been fixed up to be driven again, while a salvage vehicle is one that was in a major accident and the cost of fixing it is more than what it's worth. A salvaged vehicle can be given a clean title in most states after repair and maintenance work has been done to it.
If you want to learn more about rebuilding, retitling, buying, selling and insuring a rebuilt vehicle, you may find useful information from these state-specific articles.