The HUGE difference between a Salvage and Rebuilt Car

A lot of people get the labels "Salvage" and "Rebuilt" mixed up. Here are the CLEAR differences!



  • The Rules and Laws change by State, In certain states all you need is a safety and emissions report, The emissions and safety report basically checks all the things that makes the car road safe.

    DEMONSS09DEMONSS0918 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How do you obtain a rebuilt title in Florida?

    407ForRent407ForRent19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Than k you. I'm about to buy a car and can t because lot of them are salvage.

    Dira DimDira Dimหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Each state its different and have different types of titles check at the state you want to register the car to see what the deal its

    Eduardo silvaEduardo silvaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I see a lot of salvage titles on Craig’s list. I never knew they aren’t road legal. Thanks for the clarification. N/m I’m in CA. We either get salvaged or clean.

  • I'll be first to admit I'm not the brightest bulb in the lamp, but I'm only a one bulb lamp, that being said, I still don't know the difference between the branded title and the other. All I know is, I don't want to buy a vehicle that was wrecked.

    Donald SherbondyDonald Sherbondyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks

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  • This was a good video - nice job.

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  • Nicely explained. Thanks!

    MrTurboRotaryMrTurboRotary2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great video! No bogus music or lame attempts at bad humor. Direct and to the point. Exactly what I'm looking for in an informative video. Thank you sir!

    James TaylorJames Taylor2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Do salvage hail damaged cars need repair. They function perfectly but are just ugly. Can you get a rebuilt title on them with no repairs?

    BornN2Grave1BornN2Grave13 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Just uber cars are an absolute waste of money.

    Dylan NewellDylan Newell3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank you for making this video! I was oblivious to either terms.

    Jered RutanJered Rutan4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Nice info thank you sam!

    David DelgadoDavid Delgado4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • All cars wrecked and determined to be a total loss start as salvage titles. Make sure you have all the paper work needed. Most importantly, remember to get the title signed over to you as it was the only thing we forgot. A sworn affidavit and bill of sale notarized are not enough

    Joseph KellyJoseph Kelly4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I bought a 2004 Dodge Neon that had a salvage title. I looked up the carfax on it. It was rear ended. The only damage was a small crack in the rear bumper cover and the paint was scuffed. The car's book value was $600, so the repair and paint would have cost more than the car was worth, so the insurance company totaled the car giving it a salvage title. I had it inspected and never repaired the damage. I just told the cop why it totaled. He just made sure all the lights worked and gave me a pass so I could get a rebuilt title. I have put about 50k more miles on it since I bought it as a to and from work car. The only thing I've bought for it is new tires. I paid $400 for the car at the abandoned auto auction.

    CarbonGlassManCarbonGlassMan5 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • We don't have that in california have that in mind

    Mind Over MatterMind Over Matter5 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I have a car that was a salvage but now its a rebuilt and as long as they are built properly and pass safety and structural your good.

    ErikaErika6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Diapers and Pampers.

    Visvesh NarayanVisvesh Narayan6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Forgets to mention almost impossible to get a loan or insurance on a salvage car. Rebuilt the insurance overall coveraged is less cause of previous damage and loans can be a little tricky . Loan won't be full for the full retail price.

    mobilemowersmobilemowers6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Can you trade in a rebuilt title car to a dealership?

    bee Loverbee Lover6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Can I get insurance on a rebuilt title 5 th wheel

    Eileen RuizEileen Ruiz6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • So what If I buy a rebuilt title car in NJ and I live in new york do I need to get it inspected in new york. Or just use that Nj rebuilt title as a normal title at new york dmv?

    Angel blueriderAngel bluerider8 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Very insightful. I have recently purchased a nissan 2015 rebuilt title already in hand. It had front end damaged and was repaired completely. He had gave me vin number in advance and the carfax was ok as of December 2018. I purchased it for 4800 dollars. I shouldn't have an issue with the registration and insurance? Please advise. Car is currently sitting in my father's garage

    Danny D MoralesDanny D Morales8 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Click bait title much

    lester the melesterlester the melester8 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • In California, its always a Salvaged Title. Once salvaged, its salvaged. period! The car could be perfect after repairs and perform better than perfect, but it will always be salvaged in California. Just a quick addition to your descriptions...

    Str8ShOOt3R762Str8ShOOt3R7628 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Can a rebuilt title be heavily inspected to become clean, or is it rebuilt forever

    Brayden PhillipsBrayden Phillips8 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank you

    Mike WallaMike Walla8 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Every state has there own terminology. Check your state title laws. Again every state is different. He’s only referring to his state.

    Jon GarciaJon Garcia9 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I'm thinking about buying a salvage 2006 G35 Coupe ($1400) it got hit in the back but the damage is gone is it's still a salvage title. Should I do it? 140,000 miles on it

    Darrel HintzDarrel Hintz9 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I rebuilt a 2014 lancer evolution its registered in California As a salvage title, I’ve rebuilt a few cars and only one time they required an inspection for it.

    Giovanni RiosGiovanni Rios9 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Giovanni Rios do you think a modified exhaust will effect the inspection

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  • Liked. I think like most people I didn’t know the difference. Considering buying what the owner says in a rebuilt title. So I guess I have to be sure it is a rebuilt not salvaged title!!!

    aworldofsalsa awosaworldofsalsa awos10 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Just an FYI - the Windex and BandAid explanation is an example of proprietary eponyms. Good video - something to not forget, even the two different types of titles, any car previously deemed a total loss with always have a Salvage history (I'm sure you know) and that carries onto subsequent owners. I can't stand when people say "I have a clean title in hand" even knowing the car was a previous salvaged vehicle.

    Tim CallahanTim Callahan10 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Interesting i Fix Salvage on a daily basis for customers but I had no idea about the paperwork, difference

    alex chukhreyevalex chukhreyev10 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • There is no difference same shit!!!

    Brock DanielBrock Daniel11 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • What insurance company do you use that covers rebuild titled cars?

    Ed LEd L11 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • samscrack! what's good??

    Freezer DwellerFreezer Dweller11 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • in Arkansas you can drive a vehicle with a salvage title or also known as a red title on the road without any inspections when i Bought mine all i did was go to the local dmv and hand them the red title and my insurance paperwork and paid for my tags and 3 weeks later they sent me a Salvage title with my name on it i got a $17,000 Chevy z71 4 door for $3500 and the only reason it has a Salvage title is because the rear bumper is bent and the tow package is bent a little bit i took it to 2 different body shops and both said that the insurance company should of never totaled it, im looking into getting the title changed to rebuild that just go's to show you never know what you will find at a auto auction .

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  • so glad i watched this! thanks


    Steve BanoSteve Banoปีที่แล้ว
  • Nice! I understand the difference now

    Enjoy today!Enjoy today!ปีที่แล้ว
  • hey Sam. I'm looking far and near for a decent 4x4 Suburban at a decent price. I found one that's 5.5 hours away. It's at a used car lot. I got them to send me the "AutoCheck" document and it all checks out except for one thing. It says that the vehicle was very recently auctioned and then "reconditioned" by a Toyota Dealership. Should that raise red flags for me. It kinda does. Thanks for your thoughts!

    Dennis SteeleDennis Steeleปีที่แล้ว
  • Does this apply to all states?

    ivan villaivan villaปีที่แล้ว
  • If I get a car from iaa and it’s has the mv-907a from ny can I registered it in Texas ?

    jorge zenonjorge zenonปีที่แล้ว
  • BMV and DMV need a 24 hour hotline for verifying title status, cuz stuff can happen @ 2 a.m.

  • q tips

  • I am looking at a truck with a rebuilt title but the guy says only the hood, fender, and bumper were replaced. I don’t see how that could make it a rebuilt title

    G IG Iปีที่แล้ว
  • You'd never find one single clue to lead you to guess my truck was salvaged and rebuilt. Water damage to mechanicals only. Bought it back, took the money they gave me for it and bought a new engine from the dealership with a deep discount for working in the automotive industry. Literally took 30 seconds to inspect for the state police.

  • Remove the gtr pix, ahhh miss leading

    4giggles Xpress4giggles Xpressปีที่แล้ว
  • You shouldn't be driving

  • Can somebody please explain to me what this mean I’m trying to buy a car at the auction and it says this “PRIOR SALVAGE MOTOR VEHICLE” please and thank you

    Mirlan MCMirlan MCปีที่แล้ว
  • so in order to get the rebuild title, does the car have to be in the same structual condition as a clean titel? can the be any bend metal? cant find the video you said youre going to do about the ispection process.... thinking about buying a rebuild salvage title car at auction.

    P JP Jปีที่แล้ว
  • Saw a lovely Ferrari F355 the other day.... low miles and dirt cheap. Thought "Woohoo!!" till I saw the term _salvage title_ in the description. Yikes, imagine buying a salvaged F355 you don't know a single thing about. Some junior partner probably did one too many lines and wrapped it around a tree lol.

  • I live in Nevada, we don't have lemon laws.

  • Clarity is important. Sometimes we speak clearly but our listeners do not really listen. Thanks for providing a "HEY, LISTEN TO ME!" video that states this information clearly and without distractions for the many who do not understand these terms. I was taught by my grandfather that a salvage yard is a junk yard, so a Salvage title means you are buying junk, or a car that is not roadworthy. Something that has been rebuilt means it has been completed a second time, so a Rebuilt title means the car has been built again, and is ready to drive.

    Holton 345Holton 345ปีที่แล้ว
  • I’m confused.. you’re in Florida but I have a salvage car/registered / title with insurance on it and drive it on the road... I know Florida has no real safety inspection/ emissions test like other states. My relatives are always shocked when they come from NJ see no real sticks on the windshields lol.

  • I have a Kentucky red border title and I am trying to see which States I can register this vehicle in? North Carolina will not accept. Any help would be greatly appreciated

  • EVERY STATE HAS THEIR OWN WAYS. In WA state Rebuild and Salvaged are treated about the same. If person who sells has title on hand in his name - there is nothing to worry about its just like buying clean title. Just make sure you know what you are buying. I usually want to see pictures of the car from action like how bad was damage. If only front bumper, hood and head light were replaced its not that bad. But some cars are damaged in the front and in the rear and plus rolled over.?!?!... I would skip that car :) People who buy Rebuild Title cars are doing that because they want to get $15,000 car for $7000. That is usually the case

    Andrey TetyukAndrey Tetyukปีที่แล้ว
    • Andrey Tetyuk correct..

      yotie p.yotie p.10 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This varies greatly from state to state. Salvage or rebuilt-Any car with a branded title isn’t worth fixing. For parts only. Big fat waste of time.

  • hi sam thanks amlot for the great tips. i want to know what is the differences between a clean tile or none and a not branded?

    Reshad AmiryReshad Amiryปีที่แล้ว
  • My 2009 Honda Accord is a rebuilt title but I was in a car accident and it has been declared a total loss. Literally the damage is minor but they say it cost too much. If I decide to repair it myself, will FL issue a rebuilt a second time?

    Tracey JonesTracey Jonesปีที่แล้ว
  • it is still a crashed up , bashed up pile of shit and the value of it is in the toilet

  • I'm glad that in my country every consumer purchase has a form of warrenty by law. Even if you sign a contract buying a car that it is without warrenty, the law makes that contract null and void if you find problems that were not in the purchase agreement. The seller then has to either repair the car or give you a full refund. However this is only when consumers buy from a business and you usually do need to threaten them with legal actions or they won't budge. Even if the car isn't owned by the business selling the car they are still responsible so selling your buddies car in your showroom could bring trouble if you don't clearly state it's not yours.

    gaatje niksangaatje niksanปีที่แล้ว
  • I found a 2011 Ferrari California biding for 11k and it has stayed for 11k for a while but the reason it’s on bid is cause it has a FL- cert of title-slvg rebld it worth bidding on can I drive it it says it runs and drives

    Xenomex 35Xenomex 35ปีที่แล้ว
  • Thanks bro

    Warren MattWarren Mattปีที่แล้ว
  • Thanks for the info!!!

    FaK FatkidsFaK Fatkidsปีที่แล้ว
  • Thank you 😁😁😁😁😁

    eva rodriguezeva rodriguezปีที่แล้ว
  • Thank you for all the informative news and information!

  • Hi samcrac I have a question I am thinking about getting a rebuilt title 2002 Toyota 4 runner but I’m kind of skeptical of getting it cuz It had a history it got into an accident front end collision but motor wasn’t touched but the one that got me that it has low mileage of 76k which is really rare to see nowadays. Is it something I need to worry about later on? Is it worth of getting? Pls respond thanks.

    William M. JrWilliam M. Jrปีที่แล้ว
  • Great video bud

    Jr GomezJr Gomezปีที่แล้ว
The HUGE difference between a Salvage and Rebuilt Car