If you are in the market for a new vehicle, you may have come across cars with a rebuilt title. Cars with rebuilt titles are less expensive than a comparable car with a clean title. A rebuilt title means that a car has been repaired after the insurance company deemed it a total loss. The car used to have a salvage title after it was in an auto accident, fire, flood, or was returned due to a lemon-law claim.
Some individuals rebuild salvage title cars and make them road worthy again. However, these vehicles must have a rebuilt title to indicate to potential buyers and the insurance company that they were once salvaged vehicles. Catlett’s Service Center & Towing can perform a complete auto inspection for you if you are considering purchasing a rebuilt title vehicle.
Are Rebuilt Cars Insurable?
Every insurance company has its own policy regarding rebuilt vehicles. Some insurance companies will not insure rebuilt cars at all, while others will only offer collision insurance. Insurance companies will typically not offer full coverage on a car with a rebuilt title.
Get a Second Opinion on a Rebuilt Vehicle
Do not just trust the word of the individual that is selling the rebuilt car. Catlett’s Service Center & Towing is experienced in performing a comprehensive car exam. Our technicians will thoroughly check every part of the vehicle to ensure that you are not purchasing a lemon. We will provide our professional recommendation on what services need to be performed soon and any potential mechanical issues we find.
Ask for Proof of Repairs
Catlett’s Service Center & Towing recommends asking for the receipts for the work completed for the rebuilt vehicle. You will sleep better knowing which parts were used and that the repairs were performed by a reputable mechanic. This is also a great way to understand exactly why the vehicle had a salvage title, to begin with, and if the vehicle is worth spending money on. Vehicles with rebuilt titles are more difficult to sell after the fact, so you do not want to be stuck with a lemon.
Schedule a Comprehensive Car Examination
Catlett’s Service Center & Towing can perform a used car examination on a car with a rebuilt title. Our technicians will identify any potential issues that the rebuilt car may have. Please call our office at 410-798-5446 to schedule an appointment for a used car exam.