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What is Salvage title? US States Rebuilt Title Rules

Car Rebuilding and Title Rules for Utah Auto from Action

By Mike Richards Updated: 05/22/2019 Posted: 10/29/2015

When the car has a salvage title, it means you will not be able to drive this vehicle on the roads, and you cannot register the vehicle. Before you can apply for a new title, you need to have the vehicle repaired to make sure it is safe enough for driving on the roads in Utah (including Salt Lake City) or selling it at public Utah auto action.

Rebuilding the Vehicle and Getting a Title

After you have completed the rebuilding process, you can apply for a new title, but you will first need to go through an inspection. This will ensure the vehicle is ready for the road, and that the parts used in the reconstruction of the vehicle were not stolen.

The Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division will make sure that the vehicle is ready to go. Once you pass the inspection, you can then get your new title and register the vehicle.

In some very rare cases, it is possible to have the rebuilt brand removed from the title. This will generally only happen when the car or motorcycle for sale in Utah only had damage to one component, and it was inspected before, during, and after the repairs. It also has to meet the safety standards in Utah UT.

Keep in mind that this is extremely rare though, and the majority of rebuilt vehicles will actually have rebuilt branded titles.

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