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Vehicle Status Terms

Important Terms to Know

Salvage
A motor vehicle that can be rebuilt. A salvage vehicle inspection must be completed prior to registration.

Rebuilt
A salvage vehicle that has been repaired (replaces the previous term "repaired"). This status remains with the vehicle for the life of the vehicle.

Non-repairable
A motor vehicle damaged to the extent that it is non-repairable and cannot be registered (replaces the previous term "salvage"). These vehicles can be sold for scrap and dismantled for parts only.

For more information, please contact:
Vehicle Inspection Program