A vehicle is branded salvaged when:
- Damage occurs that affects the structural and/or mechanical integrity of the vehicle, or
- the cost of repairing the vehicle for legal operation on public roads exceeded the fair market value it held prior to the vehicle being damaged
For more information on vehicle brands, please see: Brand
Before you buy a used car, we recommend that you get a CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Report, take a thorough test drive and have the vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic or auto technician to make sure the vehicle is functioning properly. We would also recommend speaking with your provincial vehicle registration authority to further ensure vehicle can be registered with and operated in your province.