A branded car title alerts potential owners that the vehicle has had significant damage. The damage sustained may potentially have made the vehicle unsafe. A branded car title is an official documentation done by an agency of the state. This classification appears on all paperwork for the car.
Branded titles differ from state to state, therefore resulting in different terms for a branded title. Some variations include salvage, junk, totaled, lemon, flood, reconstructed, etc. What constitutes a vehicle to have a branded title also varies from state to state. A vehicle might be considered damaged enough in one state, but not in another.