All You Should Know About Salvage Title Cars

A salvage title car is a car that is beyond repair. This type of car has seventy five percent damage or the cost of repair will be more than its initial buying price. The owner of the car will sell them to an insurance company at a lower price where by the insurance company will use it as repair spares or rebrand it and sell to an interested customer at a low price. These cars might have been involved in an accident, flood or fire. This vehicles will be totaled, the car owner has been pain the claim and the tags has been turned in from the car. Once all these are done the car is given a salvage tittle. A salvage tittle insurance is a policy that covers these type of vehicles.

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Are salvage tittle cars worth it?

These cars may look like good deals but they are not worth it at all. Getting to deal with the challenges of understanding this salvage title and deciding whether you should buy the car is one of the highest risks to take. Remember you are buying a car that has been declared unroadworthy and it is somehow beyond repair by salvage tittle insurance. You may imagine the risks that you are putting yourself in. you cannot buy this type of car and keep hoping that it will get to its original condition this is just some false hope.

Are salvage tittle cars bad?

These type of cars are not all bad but they have been involved in major wreck, flood or fire. Salvage tittle insurance have totaled them. Be careful when trying to figure out if salvage tile is a bad investment.

Salvage car insurance follow different ways when determining the worth of the salvage tittle cars and because of this some of the cars that are still good can be totaled. Remember that you can purchase there type of car but you are going against the salvage tittle insurance who have come to a decision that the car is not worth fixing.

These type of cars have some advantages and advantages to a person that might consider buying them. These are:


Salvage cars cost relatively less compared to the original ones.

You may save some cash when you buy a salvage car rather than buying its original type. This is because the salvage tittle insurance have totaled it and reduced the price due to depression and damage costs.

You might be lucky and get a car with less damages.

Some of the good cars might be totaled without clearly checking them by the salvage car insurance which might be your luck to get this car. You should consider yourself as the lucky one if you get this one because they are very rare.


It might be difficult or costly to repair the car

Remember that you are buying a car that has already been declare beyond repair by the salvage tittle insurance, you can imagine how it will cost you to repair it or it might as well not be repairable at all. You will have lost your money that you would have rather bought something better. Some of the damages cannot be easily detected which will make repairing it hard.

Once the car has a salvage title it is forever.

Whenever a vehicle is totaled and is branded salvage by the salvage tittle insurance the brand will remain on the tittle forever. Even if you bring back the car into its normal working conditions and running conditions it will never change the brand. In most countries after you return the vehicle to its normal working conditions they will be inspected and approved to operate legally in the road and will be rebranded as ‘rebuilt’ but remember everyone still knows that your car was once a salvage.

Insurance will be hectic

Many insurance companies are reluctant in writing a comprehensive or collision on rebuilt vehicles that were formerly salvage vehicles. This is because they are not sure if you are involved in an accident the insurer will not be able to determine if the damage is as a result of the accident previous one or the current one. In addition the vehicle had earlier been involved in an accident thus it has higher chances of causing another accident again.

Steps to follow when buying a salvage car

  • Locate and purchase a car having a salvage tittle-this is an obvious step to take. There are many places that sell these type of cars.
  • Take a lot of photos of the car-take as many photos of the car before and after the repairs. Tis will help to convince hat this car was really involved in an accident and show the areas that had been damaged.
  • Keep all the records, receipts and all documents-you have to keep proper records because they will be needed for the car to be inspected and licensed. In some places they might need that you buy new parts for specific areas which will be verified by seeing he receipts.
  • Take the car for inspection-after finishing repairing all the parts take the car to an agency that is certified to inspect salvage cars.
  • Register the car in your name-after going all the above steps you will be given a rebuilt tittle. Then do this last step by registering the car in your name.


Jasper enjoys reading automotive news and reviews online. He independently write on auto industry recent happenings.

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