“For the sake of recouping the most money for your vehicle, you probably should not sell your car until after the insurer’s investigation is over and you have a check in your hand.
If you sell your car beforehand, your insurer can’t get an estimate for the repairs on the vehicle, or determine whether or not the vehicle is considered totaled, or handle other vital aspects of the investigation.
Furthermore, if you’re financing the car, will you still owe money on it even if the insurance company cuts you a check? If so, you might want to consider getting gap insurance
in the future to cover the difference between the fair value of the car and how much you owe on the loan. Hope this helps!”