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What is a Rebuilt Car Title Loan?

Financial crises happen in life, and none of us are immune. Sometimes having extra cash at a critical moment can make all the difference.

Many people have gotten the funds they need to make it through a financial emergency by taking out a title loan on a car they own. But what if your car has a rebuilt title? You may be wondering, can I get a loan for a rebuilt title car?

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What is a rebuilt title?

To understand what a rebuilt title is, we first need to look at salvage titles.

A car is given a salvage title when it has been so badly damaged that the insurance company decided it wasn’t worth repairing. In other words, a salvage title car is one that has been “totaled,” meaning that it’s been declared a total loss. The law requires that the term “salvage” must be marked on the title certificate of any totaled car so that potential buyers are alerted to the vehicle’s damage history.

Salvage cars are not considered roadworthy, and in most states cannot be driven on the street or sold.

But if a salvage car is subsequently repaired so that it’s restored to a safe and roadworthy condition, its status can be changed. After it passes a state inspection to verify that it is fully operable and safe to drive, the car will again be allowed on the roads and can be sold. To indicate its history of having been severely damaged and then repaired, the term “rebuilt” is marked on the vehicle’s title certificate in place of the “salvage” designation.

So, a rebuilt title refers to a vehicle that was severely damaged and then restored to good running order.

Note that although a rebuilt car may run well, it will never again be eligible for a “clean” title (a clean title indicates that while the car may have suffered some damage, it’s never been totaled). Vehicles that don’t have a clean title always have a lower fair market value than similar vehicles that do.

What is a title loan?

A car title loan is a short-term loan that uses the title to your car as collateral. With this type of loan, the loan company holds the vehicle’s title, rather than the vehicle itself, until you repay the loan. That means you can keep driving your car while you are paying off the loan.

Car title loans have often been a lifesaver for people who need extra money fast.

Can I get a title loan on a rebuilt title car?

The short answer to the question of whether you can get an auto loan for a rebuilt title car is, yes, you can!

But because of the rebuilt title, getting a title loan may be more difficult than if the car had a clean title. For example, although a rebuilt title car will have passed a state inspection to certify that it’s fully drivable, that doesn’t mean all the original damage was corrected. There may well be hidden damage that isn’t revealed by a visual inspection. So, potential lenders have difficulty assessing the real market value of the car. As Kelly Blue Book notes:

A salvaged, reconstructed or otherwise “clouded” title has a permanent negative effect on the value of a vehicle. The industry rule of thumb is to deduct 20% to 40% of the Blue Book® Value.

That’s why traditional lenders, such as banks and credit unions, are reluctant to offer loans on such vehicles.

However, there are lenders who specialize in handling such loans. TFC Title Loans, for example, is a major nationwide car title loan company that, if you qualify, will be happy to provide a title loan on your rebuilt car or other vehicles.

What does it take to qualify for such a loan? Here are TFC’s requirements for getting a rebuilt car title loan:

  • You must provide a valid rebuilt title certificate in your name to prove that you are the legal owner of the car.
  • The car must be fully operable and roadworthy. A lender like TFC will inspect your car, at least briefly, to verify that it’s in good enough condition that its market value is not compromised.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that your income is sufficient for you to make your monthly loan payments. The good news about this, for many people, is that if you show you can make the payments, your credit rating won’t be an issue. Because you are offering the car’s title as collateral, you don’t have to have good credit to be approved—having bad credit, or even no credit, won’t necessarily disqualify you. TFC, and other similar lenders, will check your credit score, but only to be sure that you’re not currently in bankruptcy or undergoing credit counseling.
  • You must have sufficient equity in your car for the amount you want to borrow. Equity is simply the fair market value of the vehicle, minus any outstanding loan balance.

Unlike the majority of lenders, who will only lend you about 50% of the fair market value of your car, if you own your car free and clear (there’s no outstanding loan balance or lien against the title), TFC will lend you up to 85% of the Kelley Blue Book value. And even if you still have a few payments to make on an existing non-title loan, if you have enough equity in the vehicle, you can still qualify for a title loan!

If you need a rebuilt title loan, TFC Title Loans can help!

Here at TFC Title Loans, it’s our mission to help people like you get the funds you need to make it through difficult financial times in your life. And we can do it fast! If you own a car with a rebuilt title, and you need additional funds right now, we can help you get your loan application approved and funded in as little as 24 hours. So, please contact us to get your application started today or call us today at 1-844-242-3543.

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We may act as the broker for the loan and may not be the direct lender. Loan proceeds are intended primarily for personal, family and household purposes. We do not offer or service student loans.

*Loan amounts by the lenders vary based on your vehicle and your ability to repay the loan.

*Since we do not lend money directly we cannot offer you a solicitation for a loan, except in the state of California. In all other serviced states we WILL match you with a lender based on the information you provide on this website. We will not charge you for this service and our service is not available in all states. States that are serviced by this Web Site may change from time to time and without notice. Personal Unsecured Loans and Auto Title Loans are not available in all states and all areas.

*Auto Title Loan companies typically do not have pre-payment penalties, but we cannot guarantee that every lender meets this standard. Small Business Loans typically do have pre-payment penalties and occasionally will use your car as collateral to secure the loan.

*All lenders are responsible for their own interest rates and payment terms. TFC Title Loans has no control over these rates or payments. Use of the work competitive or reasonable does not mean affordable and borrowers should use their own discretion when working directly with the lender.

*The amount of people who applied for a loan and we helped and those who received a loan is not the same. We cannot guarantee we will find a lender who will fund you.Just because you give us information on this web site, in no way do we guarantee you will be approved for a car title loan or any other type of loan. Not all lenders can provide loan amounts you may see on this web site because loan amounts are limited by state law and/or the lender. Some lenders may require you to use a GPS locator device on your car, active all the time. They may or may not pay for this or charge you for this. This is up to the lender and we have no control over this policy of the lender. Typically larger loans or higher risk loans use a GPS.

*In some circumstances faxing may be required. Use of your cell phone to receive updates is optional.

*Car Title Loans are expensive and you may have other ways to get funding that is less expensive. These types of loans are meant to provide you with short term financing to solve immediate cash needs and should not be considered a long term solution. Residents of some states may not be eligible for a loan. Rejections for loans are not disclosed to our firm and you may want to contact the lender directly.

*Car Title Loan lenders are usually licensed by the State in which you reside. You should consult directly with these regulatory agencies to make sure your lender is licensed and in compliance. These agencies are there to protect you and we advise making sure any lender you receive money from is fully licensed.

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