Title Information

NOTE: Each state has its own rules and regulations governing vehicle titles. You must familiarize yourself with your state's procedures regarding the reconstructed title process. Below we have links to information about each state's reconstruction process.

Good Title / Clean Title: A good title, also known as a clean title or clear title, designates that the vehicle has no prior salvage history.

Salvage Title: A salvage title is assigned to a vehicle that has been declared a total loss from Fire, Vandalism, Collision, Theft or Flood. A salvage vehicle cannot be registered or legally driven until a reconstructed title has been issued.

Reconstructed Title: A reconstructed title is issued when a vehicle has been repaired and has passed its state's reconstructed title procedure. Once a reconstructed title has been issued the vehicle can be insured, registered and driven like any other vehicle but the title will always be branded with a reconstructed or previous salvage notation.

*Non-repairable / Parts Only / Export Only: A non-repairable or parts only title indicates that the vehicle cannot be titled or registered in the U.S. again. These vehicles may be exported in most cases.

TMU: TMU is a title designation which means "True Mileage Unknown". Often this is marked on a vehicle which has a digital odometer which may have been inoperable due to the damage to the vehicle or no key.
Canadian customers check here for import instructions and a list of cars admissible from the United States: https://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/importation/impusae.htm


Our service department is an approved enhanced inspection station for Pennsylvania. If you are a Pennsylvania resident with a Pennsylvania driver's license we can process your reconstructed title application. For more information contact Tim at 888-396-2199 x5 or email him at timn@alsautopa.com.