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Boise, Idaho Sales: 844-635-2408 Customer Service: 1 (866) 281-6262
Post Falls, Idaho Sales: 833-653-0118 Customer Service: 1 (866) 281-6262
Indianapolis, Indiana Sales: (888) 990-5166 Customer Service: 1 (866) 281-6262
Fishers, Indiana Sales: (888) 991-0258 Customer Service: 1 (866) 281-6262
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Should I Buy a Car With a Rebuilt Title?

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When buying a vehicle with a reconstructed title or a title with “Rebuilt” status, you’ll likely save up to 20% on the value of the vehicle vs the same vehicle with a clean title. That’s an average of $5,000. If that sounds too to be true, it’s not, and we’ll answer questions like, “Is it safe to buy a car with a rebuilt title?” below, and explain why the idea that a rebuilt title is bad is a myth in detail. Read on to learn about the incredible value proposition of rebuilt title vehicles. Then, check out our complimentary warranty and reach out to a AutoSavvy location near you.


What Does a Title With “Rebuilt” Status Mean?

A vehicle with a reconstructed title is a vehicle with a branded title that has been rebuilt to good condition and passed an extensive DMV inspection to clear its formerly branded status. Essentially, to understand what a rebuilt title is, you need to know what a branded title is first. Let’s take a closer look. 

A vehicle with a branded title was deemed to be totaled by an insurance agency. While this often means that the vehicle in question has undergone an accident and been “totaled” or deemed inoperable, vehicles can be branded for dozens of bureaucratic or technical reasons that don’t necessarily reflect the condition of the vehicle. At AutoSavvy, we find the top 10% of best candidates at salvage lots—the exceptions among branded title vehicles, and rebuild them to excellent condition. We then have them undergo a thorough inspection at the DMV where their titles are rebranded as rebuilt.  

Is it Safe to Buy a Car With a Rebuilt Title? 

We don’t recommend buying a rebuilt title from a private seller. However, when you purchase a car with a title that’s been rebuilt at an expansive dealership chain with high satisfaction ratings like AutoSavvy, you can rest assured that you really are saving on a reliable vehicle. As we mentioned earlier, we only buy the top 10% of options at salvage yards. We then take them to our highly skilled restorationists, and all of our work is peer-reviewed by the DMV. When you think about it, buying a rebuilt title vehicle from AutoSavvy is like buying a pre-owned vehicle that’s undergone multiple inspections and a restoration process but is up to 50% less than an average pre-owned vehicle that receives one quick inspection and no restoration. 

Can You Resell a Car with a Rebuilt Title? 

Absolutely. In fact, the market for rebuilt titles is growing. Whether you sell it privately or to a dealership, you shouldn’t have any problem finding a buyer. Just make sure that you document repair work that’s been done to the vehicle across the tenure of your vehicle, and keep the vehicle history report you received when you purchased the vehicle. 

Test Drive a Reconstructed Title Car at AutoSavvy 

Whether you have more questions about whether it is safe to buy a car with a rebuilt title, or you’re ready to explore a vehicle with a title that’s rebuilt near you, contact AutoSavvy! We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have and can arrange for you to test drive reliable and affordable rebuilt title vehicles at a location near you. We have dealerships all over, from Houston and Fort Worth to Omaha and Boise and everywhere in between. We’ve sold tens of thousands of vehicles to happy customers all over the states and look forward to helping you save too!

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