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Free Vehicle History - Title Check

Did you try to get a free vehicle history report, but you don't know what a certain title brand stands for, or what other designations meant?


If a vehicle were not reported or considered to be “written off” in a jurisdiction, the vehicle is considered “normal” or “clear” of any of title branding. A vehicle is considered a “written off” or “total loss” if the cost of repair exceeds the value of the vehicle.

Rebuilt/Rebuilt Salvage

A vehicle is labeled “Rebuilt” or given with a similar designation after being restored from a previous “Salvage” status.

Salvage/Total Loss

A vehicle is given a “Salvage” or a similar designation if the projected cost of repairing it would be between 75 and 100% of its value. Depending on the jurisdiction, a prior inspection might be required before it can be driven.

Irreparable/Junk/Fire or Flood damaged

These titles are given to vehicles that can no longer be driven properly, although their parts can still be taken for other uses.


Lemon/Buy Back

“Lemon” and other similar designations apply to vehicles that are proven to have a series of failed warranty repairs. If a car is identified as “lemon,” the manufacturer or dealer may either buy it back or replace it.


The designation prevents the VIN of a demolished vehicle from being reused again.

Theft Recovery

This designation is sometimes given to previously-stolen vehicles that were totally disassembled or wrecked by arson. This may also apply if the vehicle were vandalized.

Abandoned/Found On Road Dead

A vehicle may be considered “abandoned” if the latest owner relinquished his or her ownership of the vehicle, or was left on the road without any owners claiming.

Taxi Police/Fleet

These designations are indications that the vehicle has been used for government, public transportation, rental business and other commercial purposes.
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