The vehicle title is determined from the legal status of the title, obtained from either a statement by the seller or from the actual title document. NOTE: Vehicle history records may exist in 3rd party databases (CarFax, etc.) or other external sources, which HAVE NOT altered the legal status of the vehicle title!​

Clean Title

A clean title, or clear title, is assigned to a vehicle with no previous Salvage notations. Please note that some clean or clear titles may have a salvage history. To check the history of your vehicle please visit carfax.com

Theft or Bank Reposession

This is a variation of a clean title for a vehicle which was stolen but recovered or repossessed by the bank or finance company. Usually these types of titles will have some type of "theft" brand on the title.

Rebuildable Salvage

A rebuildable, or repairable, salvage title is assigned to a vehicle that has been salvaged but can be repaired. The vehicle may be retitled and resold but will carry this notation. Many states have sub- classes of salvage such as: Fire, Vandalism, Collision, Theft or Flood.

Rebuilt Title

A general term for a rebuildable vehicle with salvage history.

Salvage Title

A salvage title is a form of vehicle title branding, which notes that the vehicle has been damaged and/or deemed a total loss by an insurance company that paid a claim on it. The criteria for determining when a salvage title is issued differ considerably by each state, province or territory.