Clean Tile V.S Rebuilt Title
Many people don’t know the difference between a rebuilt salvage and clean title vehicle or are just confused about what they mean. It is so important to understand the difference between both types of vehicles and their pros and cons so that one can make the right choice when shopping for their car.
There are a lot of speculations about both types of vehicles, rebuilt salvage are unreliable or unsafe, clean titles give you less problems and last longer. Both can be true but not entirely. A rebuilt salvage vehicle is a vehicle that had previously earned a salvage title due to some sort of damage to the car. For example the car may have been in an accident where it was hit and was declared a total loss. It could also be something less drastic like vandalized, been in a minor accident or gone through hail damage. Rebuilt salvage does not mean that the car has had major damage it just means it has had some sort of damage.
Once the vehicle has been fixed or “rebuilt” and has passed inspection it then earns a rebuilt salvage title to note that the car has now been fixed. Because the history a rebuilt salvage vehicle has many buyers tend to stay away from them in fear that the car is now unreliable, in some cases this may be true. In other cases this may not be so bad. If the car has been rebuilt professionally and all repairs were done right the vehicle can be just as reliable as a clean title. The resale value also decreases meaning that you can buy the same car for far less money then you would if that same car was a clean title, making it a better deal.
Just because a car has a clean title, meaning it has never been in an accident, does not mean you won’t have issues with them especially if the previous owners did not keep up with the maintenance. It is always a smart idea to get the car checked out by a mechanic before purchasing it regardless of the title type to make sure that when you drive away from the lot you feel more at ease that you have bought the right car.