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How to Get a Salvage Title Cleared

Signing Finance Documents for Car

Before we begin, Salt Lake City drivers should note the following: each state has its own unique regulations that dictate the process of how to turn a salvage title clean. Our guide is meant to be as general as possible. Also, please note that even when your title is designated as “rebuilt salvage” or as a “clean title,” it remains branded nonetheless

So why would a Denver, CO driver even bother to change their titled designation? Because you can’t legally drive an unclean salvage title car on the road, most dealerships won’t take them as a trade-in, and if you attempt to conceal the salvage title of your vehicle when selling it, it’s a serious crime called title laundering. Basically, there’s no reason to hang on to a salvage title vehicle unless you plan on restoring it. 

Now that we’ve gotten those disclaimers out of the way, it’s time to go over the process of changing a salvage title branding to a rebuilt designation. 


How to Turn a Salvage Title Clear in 3 Steps 

So, you’re wondering how to get a salvage title cleared so you can drive your vehicle on Las Vegas, NV roads again. To do so, you’ll need to follow these 3 steps: 

  • Contact Your Agency: Get in touch with your agency for your specific state requirements for how to turn a salvage title clean. You can also get this information from your local DMV. 
  • Contact Your Local Mechanic: Get in touch with a reputable garage in greater Boise, ID, give them the requirements, and have them restore the vehicle. If you’re a gear head, perform the restoration yourself. 
  • Get in Touch With Your DMV: Once you’ve restored your vehicle, have the DMV inspect it. You’ll need to apply for an inspection, so before you bring your vehicle in, bring in a bill of sale, the salvage title, and photos of the work you’ve done. From there, they’ll schedule an inspection. You’ll need to pay an inspection fee. If you pass, they’ll likely put a decal on your car certifying that your salvage title is rebuilt. After that, you’ll need to fill out more paperwork to finalize the title change. 
Branded Title

Get in Touch With AutoSavvy for Help 

If you’re still struggling to understand how to get a salvage title cleared, don’t hesitate to reach out to AutoSavvy for help. Our primary passion is restoring salvage title vehicles. If you think your vehicle is beyond repair, and you’re in need of an affordable used car, be sure to check out our vast inventory of rebuilt salvage title vehicles for sale at vastly discounted prices. With 9 locations in 6 states, we’ve proudly sold about 30,000 salvage title vehicles in the western U.S. We look forward to helping you. 

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