State motor vehicle department regulations vary greatly from state to state. Some states show “SALVAGE” in large letters, while others will have a small, inconspicuous mark on the title. Some states allow brands such as “Salvage” to be completely removed from a title. Dealers sometimes exploit these differences between states and engage in “Title Washing.” A dealer will move a vehicle from one state to another, and “wash” a branded title clean. The dealer then sells the vehicle without disclosing that it had a Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt, Flood, Unrepairable, or other branded title. If a vehicle seems suspicious, we run a battery of vehicle history reports, including CarFax, Autocheck, and National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) reports.