Buying a car from is the ideal way to find a great deal at hundreds or even thousands of dollars less than if you had bought from a traditional lot. However, it is also important to understand what type of legal ownership documents you will receive with your vehicle.

Now, let’s focus on the 3 common terms you will see on our site. They are clean title, salvage title & bill of sale.

What is a clean title? It means there are no brands and it is also known as a clear or normal title.

salvage title is a form of title branding, which notes that the vehicle has been damaged and/or deemed a total loss by an insurance company that paid a claim on it. The criteria for determining when a salvage title is issued differ considerably by each state, province, or territory. Bidders should research the viability of each type of the title documents prior to bidding because each state issues a wide variety of different ownership documents and each document carries certain ownership rights and restrictions or burdens with it.

When a lot is advertised as “Bill of Sale”, you will receive just that – a bill of sale. There is no title available. In most cases, these lots are for parts or scrap only.

Are you curious to learn the history of the vehicle you intend to bid on? Get a ClearVIN VIN Check Report or, if you’re involved in business, apply for a car dealer report to meet your needs and reveal all the pitfalls. A vehicle history report is a detailed document that provides information about the history of a particular car, boat, truck or an RV.

Now that you are familiar with the ownership types head on over to and find the vehicle to your liking, run a vehicle history report, and obtain a shipping quote to the destination of your choice. Our site is easy to navigate and all of the information you need is located on the same lot listing page.

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