Can you drive a salvage-title car in North Carolina?

My main hobby is tinkering with cars. I like to buy salvage-title vehicles and fix them up slowly over time. I’m moving soon, and I know driving salvage cars is illegal in some states. Can you drive a salvage-title car in North Carolina?

Alison Daurio · Answered on Dec 06, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Unfortunately, it’s against the law to drive a salvage-title car in North Carolina.
It’s perfectly legal to buy a salvage-title vehicle and fix it up, of course—but you won’t be able to drive it on public roads until after it’s fully repaired, passes inspection, and you’ve acquired a rebuilt title from the DMV.
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