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Avoid Being a Victim of ‘Title Washing

‘Some car dealers are not above hiding their salvage titles. The most common way to do this is through a process known as ‘title washing.’ This involves sending the car out of state to get a salvage title, bringing it back to the state it came from, and then selling it again. This works because title recording is much slower in other states. However, you can avoid being a victim of this scheme by being proactive and asking a dealership for its title history.

Many car insurance companies will not provide coverage for a salvaged vehicle. However, most will at least provide liability coverage. Collision coverage is more difficult to prove, so it may not be a good idea to sell a salvaged vehicle. If you can’t afford to purchase insurance for a salvaged vehicle, the best option is to sell it to a scrapyard. However, this method is not suitable for everyone.

Some dealerships may be tempted to hide their salvage title by selling the car for less than the vehicle’s value. This practice can damage the vehicle further and may even cause injuries to the driver and passengers. If these dealerships have a history of selling salvaged cars, you should beware of them. It is highly unethical for them to hide such information. Furthermore, many states and local governments require that car dealers disclose certain information about their cars.

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