Arizona Title Brands: Junk, Dismantled, Crushed & Flooded

Arizona Title Brands: Junk, Dismantled, Crushed & Flooded

Certain title brands convey specific information about the history of the vehicle, and may dictate whether or not they may be titled, registered, or driven in the State of Arizona. In nearly all cases Junk, Crushed, and Dismantled branded titles indicate that the vehicle will never be allowed to operate on the roads again. The vehicles may be used for parts, but they should never be driven once branded in this manner.

Crushed Title Brand

The frame or chassis of the vehicle has been crushed or otherwise destroyed so that it is physically impossible to use it in constructing a vehicle.

Dismantled Title Brand

The vehicle should only be sold as parts and cannot be legally driven; or the vehicle’s owner has irreversibly designated the vehicle as a source of parts or scrap. This vehicle should never be titled or registered.

Junk Title Brand

This vehicle is incapable of safe operation for use on U.S. roads or highways and has no resale value except as a source of parts or scrap, or the vehicle’s owner has irreversibly designated the vehicle as a source of parts or scrap. This vehicle should never be titled or registered.

Salvage Title Brand

A vehicle that can be repaired but which would cost more than some predefined amount (often 75-100% of the car’s value) to repair. Subject to structural safety inspection before it can be driven; documentation of repairs and sources of repair parts may also be required, depending on jurisdiction. Alternately, some jurisdictions (i.e. NJ) issue a standard title with a “salvage” suffix to indicate a reconstructed vehicle, as opposed to a “rebuilt” or “reconstructed” title (i.e. PA).

Restored Salvage Title Brand

A vehicle that has been previously branded as salvage but has been rebuilt/repaired and reinspected. These vehicles are driveable but the rebuilt brand remains on the vehicle’s title/registration documents permanently. Some jurisdictions require that rebuilt vehicles imported across provincial or state lines be reinspected before being allowed to retain the rebuilt title.

This page uses material from the Wikipedia article Vehicle title branding.