Can you drive a car with a salvage title?

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asked Jan 24 in Buying & Selling by blimy012 (280 points)
Can you drive a car with a salvage title?

If car has a salvage title can the car still be registered and driven?

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answered Jan 24 by Mechanic21 (17,510 points)
A salvage titles means that the car was totaled by the insurance company but it doesn't always mean that the car is unsafe.

Sometimes Auto Insurance companies will total the car because it's just not worth the cost of fixing. But some people buy totaled cars and then repair them and sell them with a salvaged title and they'e perfectly okay to drive and nothing hard about getting it registered.

You might need an inspection of the car prior to registering it and titling it in your name depending on the State you're registering the vehicle in but there's not difference in getting a salvaged title vehicle registered and a non salvaged vehicle registered.

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