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Old March 9th, 2018, 09:33   #1297
fredthe
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Originally Posted by bizzle View Post
When an insurance company totals your car they report it to the DMV and your title is no longer valid.
This is not universally true. I have two (non-TDI) vehicles that were declared totaled by the insurance company (and show as such in VIN searches) but the Maryland MVA continues to register them. The damage was mostly cosmetic and I was able to pay for the repairs out-of-pocket for less than the insurance company settlement, but I never had to get a salvage inspection.

This is a prime example of the issues when dealing with totaled vehicles, every state is different.
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