Hurricanes and Flood-Damaged Vehicles
While Kentucky has not been directly affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) is preparing for an influx of title requests for vehicles that have been deemed a total loss due to natural disaster damage in states such as Florida and Texas, then brought to Kentucky to be “rebuilt.”
Considerations to Make
- Research before purchasing a rebuilt vehicle by obtaining a vehicle history report and having the vehicle inspected by a mechanic.
- Be aware that it may be difficult to obtain a loan or insurance for rebuilt vehicles.
- Understand that Motorists driving a rebuilt car or truck back to the state where it was originally given a scrap title run the risk of the vehicle being confiscated if they are stopped by law enforcement.
- Realize that Rebuilt Vehicles cannot be sold to consumers in most other states in