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How to Buy a Salvage Vehicle
If you want to buy damaged cars directly from insurance companies, you can do so through an auto auction that sells totaled vehicles.
Aug 27, 2021
What Is a Salvage Title and When Do You Need One?
If your car has suffered significant damages, you might need to file for a salvage title. Here's how.
Nov 19, 2020
How to Insure a Car With a Salvage Title
A car with a salvage title may be cheaper to buy, but it may also be more difficult and expensive to insure.
Dec 08, 2020
All Questions on Salvage Titles
How much does it cost to insure a car with a salvage title?
I've rebuilt a car that previously had a salvage title, and it just passed safety inspections. However, I've heard that insuring a salvage title car is difficult. I've worked really hard at restoring it to its former glory—so is there any way to get insurance for it? And how much will it cost?
Sep 13, 2021
How much does it cost to buy back a totaled car from the car insurance company?
I was in an accident and my car was deemed a total loss. The insurance company paid me the fair market value of the vehicle. However, I have the skills and desire to repair the vehicle, and I want to give it a shot. Is there any way I can buy my totaled car back? And how much will it cost?
Sep 13, 2021
Can I get a second opinion if my vehicle is marked a total loss?
I was in an accident and my insurance says my car is a total loss. It doesn't seem like that much damage and I'd rather just get my vehicle repaired. Can I request a second opinion?
Sep 10, 2021
How do insurance companies decide if a car is a total loss? Is it worth keeping a totaled car?
What is considered a total loss by a car insurance company? My 2011 Honda Accord Coupe suffered some serious damage when I hit a deer. I'm hoping it won't be considered totaled.
Sep 09, 2021
How do I buy cars directly from insurance companies?
I'm looking to buy a damaged car from an insurance company—I know the risks, and I've been working on cars for 20 years, so I think I can handle the repairs. But I don't want to wait for an auto auction; I just want to buy it so I can focus on getting it back in shape. Is there a way I can buy a car directly from insurance companies instead of waiting for an auction?
Aug 19, 2021
How do I buy a car from an insurance company?
I'm a budding car mechanic and I've heard that insurance companies often sell totaled cars for cheap. I'm looking to buy a car I can fix up and work on, so this is great news—I'm just not sure where to start. How do I buy a car from an insurance company?
Aug 19, 2021
What should I do if I have no collision insurance and my car gets totaled?
I was in a car accident that was my fault, but I don't have collision insurance. I only have liability coverage. What are my options now?
Jul 21, 2021
Can I keep my car after the car insurance company says it's a total loss?
Do I have to give the vehicle to the insurance company when they give me the check? I was in a car accident and the car insurance company deemed it a total loss. My question is, can I keep the vehicle?
Jul 21, 2021
Can I use AAA to tow my new project car from the junkyard to my house?
Will AAA tow a car from a junkyard to my house? I was able to get my hands on a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner through my local junkyard. It is in terrible shape, but it will be my new project car to fix up. The only issue I have right now is how to get it to my house.
Jul 08, 2021
Can I still drive a totaled car?
"My car was deemed a total loss by my insurance company. The bumper is cracked, but I can still drive it. Am I allowed to do this?"
Jul 28, 2021
What is the downside to buying a car with a rebuilt title?
"Is there any reason to not purchase it? I am thinking about buying a Jeep in fair condition with a rebuilt title."
Jul 27, 2021