It needs repairs, and these repairs can cost a lot of money when you factor in parts and labor. Could be difficult to acquire insurance: Not every insurance company will insure a car with a salvage title. If you find a company that will offer you a policy, they may not allow full coverage.
How do I change a salvage title to a clean title in NY?
A salvage vehicle that is recovered after a theft or rebuilt after the damage must be examined by the DMV before the DMV can issue a new title. If the proof of ownership for a salvage vehicle is a NY State Salvage Certificate (MV-907A), the DMV will not issue a title certificate without a salvage vehicle examination.
How long does it take to register a salvage car in NY?
You will get your title in 3-5 weeks
Even though your vehicle passed the salvage examination, there may still be issues that delay your title being issued. We do our best to process applications, schedule exams, and issue titles as quickly as possible.
Can I register a car in NY with a rebuilt title?
As it appears you are aware, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will not allow you to get a new title certificate and registration for a rebuilt salvage vehicle until the vehicle passes an examination by the DMV.