A salvage title is issued for a vehicle that has become a "distressed vehicle". A vehicle becomes "distressed" when one or more major component parts (such as bumpers, fenders, transmission, engine,
hood, doors, frame, tailgate, body, etc.) have been wrecked, destroyed, damaged, stolen, or are missing to the extent the total estimated damage is from 75% to less than 91% of its pre-damaged cash value. The vehicle owner's insurance company will determine the amount of damage to the vehicle. The regular title is replaced with a salvage title. A vehicle with a salvage title cannot be plated or used on public roads until it is recertified by a specially trained police officer and retitled. Texas salvage titles are pink in color and list the vehicle's color and non-salvageable major component parts. Following is a list of current Texas title legends for previously salvaged vehicles:Clear Title A Clear Title is issued to a vehicle with no previous salvage notations, sub-brands or legends. SalvageA Salvage Title is issued to a vehicle that has been declared a total loss resulting from collision, theft, fire, vandalism, salt, flood or other occurrence. Salvage Titles are broken down into two categories:RepairableA Repairable Salvage Title is issued to a vehicle that has been declared a total loss but can be repaired. This title type requires at least one sub-brand of collision, theft, fire, vandalism, salt, flood or other.Parts-OnlyA Part-Only Title is issued to a vehicle that has been declared a total loss and also unrepairable to due extensive damage. The vehicle can never be re-titled or registered in Texas. A Parts-Only Title does not require a sub-brand.RebuiltA Reconstructed Title is issued to a vehicle previously titled as Salvage-Repairable, has been repaired and has passed a salvage inspection. This title requires at least one sub-brand of collision, theft, fire, vandalism, salt, flood or other.Recovered TheftA Recovered Theft Title is issued to a vehicle previously titled as Salvage-Repairable with a theft sub-brand. These vehicles must have minimal damage. This title always requires the sub-brand of theft and may also have other sub-brands if applicable.Owner RetainedAn Owner retained title is issued when an insurance company deems a vehicle to be a total loss and the owner chooses to retain possession of the vehicle. The vehicle must have an active registration and be capable of being legally driven. NOTE: Vehicles with only flood damage may be titled as salvage vehicles. Motor vehicles, motorcycles, trailer coaches, and titled trailers are subject to the salvage law. Mobile homes, ORVs, and watercraft are not included. Salvage Titles for Late-Model Vehicles A late-model (newer) vehicle is defined as:• A vehicle 8,000 pounds or less manufactured in one of the last six model years, or• A vehicle 8,001 pounds or more manufactured in one of the last 16 model years. Texas Dealers When a Texas vehicle dealer acquires a late-model distressed vehicle not yet titled as salvage, and the vehicle's estimated cost of repairs is between 75% and less than 91% of its pre-damaged value, the dealer must apply for a resale salvage title within five days. No plate or permit (including a dealer plate) can be issued or used until a rebuilt title application is processed. NOTE: A salvage indicator on an out-of-state title is always carried forward to a Texas title, even if the vehicle is damaged less than 75% of its pre-damaged value. When a Texas dealer sells a vehicle previously titled as salvage, the dealer must give a written or printed disclosure to the buyer. This document certifies the dealer informed the buyer the vehicle was previously a distressed vehicle. Recovered Stolen Vehicles When an insurance company pays a claim for a vehicle that has been stolen, the owner assigns the title to the insurance company. The insurance company becomes the owner of the vehicle. If the vehicle is recovered, the insurance company must apply for a salvage title if one or more major component parts are missing, destroyed, or damaged and not salvageable. This applies even if the estimated cost of repair is less than 75% of the vehicle's pre-damaged value. If you are experiencing problems with your motor vehicle title and you are not able to transfer the title in your name and get the plates and the sticker come to 2855 mangum rd ste 104, houston, tx 77092 and we can help. We specialize in lost titles, transfer titles, trailer titles, 18 wheeler plates, auto title surety bonds, notary, and many more services. For a fast quote call Kem at 281-901-7909 or 713-981-6388 with the vin number to the vehicle and see what Houston Texans Auto Title service can do for you.If you have purchased a motor vehicle from an individual and you need to transfer the title in your name we can help. If you have the title and there was an error made on the title from the registered owner and you are not able to contact them to get the corrections done so you can transfer the title in your name we can help. If you had the motor vehicle title and lost the title before you were able to transfer the title in your name and are not able to get in touch with the registered owner to get a copy of the title so you can transfer the title in your name we can help. If you purchased a vehicle from an individual and they did not transfer the title in their name but wrote on the title we can help. There are a large variety of situations that can slow down your motor vehicle titling process but there is no need to worry because here at Houston Texans Auto Title service there is no situation that is too complicated for us to handle. We can and will get the vehicle titled and registered in your name stress free!!!! All you need to do is to come to 2855 Mangum rd ste 104, Houston, TX 77092 and allow us to assist you. We specialize in vehicle titles. Our services include but are not limited to: Regular title transfersAdd and removal of lien(s)Salvage title transferBonded title transferRegistrationLost titleDuplicate titleCorrectionsRe-titlesPlates18 wheeler title transferApportioned registrationCombination platesToken trailer platesHeirship titlesInternational title transferOut of state title transfer serviceNotary and many other title servicesCall for pricing at 281-901-7909 or come to 2855 Mangum rd ste 104, Houston, TX 77092. You can also visit us on line at www.findalltitles.comSo if you need to transfer a motor vehicle title in your name and you are not able to stand in line to get the transfer done call Kem at 281-901-7909 and allow Houston Texans Auto Title Service to get your plates, registration, and title for you. We can handle any title transfer situation. If you have a motor vehicle title or the registration documents and the vehicle is titled in your name in another state we can get your Texas registration and plates today. Other supporting documents you will need to present in order to get your plates and registration are Texas liability insurance or the declaration page from your current states insurance that has bi-limits greater than or equal to 30/60/25, Texas state inspection with a VI-30 form from the inspector, and a valid US government issued ID or Foreign passport. If you have purchased a vehicle that has an international title we can assist you with the title transfer to get the vehicle in compliance with Texas state laws. You will need to bring your US Customs documents to show point of entry into the United States, Auto Theft department documents to show the vehicle is not stolen and for VIN verification, state inspection documents with a VI-30 form, insurance and a valid government issued ID. If you have purchased a classic automobile or motorcycle and you do not have the title and can not get in touch with the registered owner to get a copy of the title so you can transfer the title in your name we can assist you with getting your vehicle titled. You will need to file for a bonded title to get the plates, registration sticker and the title in your name. All vehicles that are 25 yrs or greater and are required to apply for a surety title bond will be valued at $4000.00 in the State of Texas. You will pay state taxes on the assumed value of $4000.00 regardless of what you paid for the vehicle. If you do not have the title for a vehicle you are attempting to transfer in your name and the vehicle is less than 25 yrs old I will need to research the VIN number before I can give a price for the title transfer. The transfer fees will be calculated by the private value of the vehicle. The private value of the vehicle is determined with the VIN number to the vehicle.Don't get caught driving with expired vehicle registration call Kem and get your vehicle in compliance with Texas state laws at 281-901-7909 or 713-981-6388.