No, Nationwide does not cover formerly salvage-titled vehicles. Because having a previous salvage title greatly diminishes a car’s value, Nationwide and many other insurers will not provide coverage, even if the vehicle has been rebuilt, inspected, and issued a rebuilt title.
A car is given a salvage title when an insurance company declares it a total loss, meaning that it is unable to be repaired or the cost of repairs exceeds the vehicle’s value. If the car is later repaired and deemed safe by an inspection, the salvage title will be replaced with a rebuilt title. Some insurance companies are willing to cover rebuilt vehicles, but Nationwide is not among them.
You can get insurance on a car with a salvage title after the car is repaired, inspected and issued a rebuilt title. At that point, you will be able to get liability insurance with the rebuilt salvage car, though some insurance companies will be hesitant to provide full coverage for the vehicle. Even after repairs, insurance companies are still hesitant to cover a car for its full market value if it was given a salvage...
The vehicle most likely was heavily damaged in an accident and sustained frame damage. The vehicle might perform poorly in any subsequent accidents and sustain heavier and more unpredictable damage than the vehicle was originally insured for.
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