Expert Advice for Salvage Titles

All Questions on Salvage Titles

How can I buy a damaged car from an insurance company?
I'm looking to buy a damaged car from an insurance company. My girlfriend is a mechanic and has offered me a discount, so I'm not worried about repairs. But I want to get a good deal on the car. How do I go about buying a damaged car from an insurance provider?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
Can you get a loan on a rebuilt title car?
While on my way home from work the other day, I saw my childhood dream car sitting by the road with a big for sale sign. I immediately stopped and started talking with the seller and learned it has a rebuilt title. I want to buy the car, but can you get a loan on a rebuilt title car?
Jack Walsh
Nov 30, 2021
How do I get my car scrapped?
I have a junker car that I bought for parts some years ago. It's taking up space in my garage. How do I get my car scrapped and maybe make some cash in the process?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 28, 2021
Will banks approve a car loan for a rebuilt title?
I just found a beautiful Corvette being sold from a private seller—to be honest, Corvettes are my dream car, and I've never been able to find an affordable classic before! However, it has a rebuilt title, and it's not old enough to be a classic. It's also selling for a pretty penny, so I'll need to get a loan to be able to afford it. Is there any way my bank will give me a car loan for this type of vehicle?
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
Can I get a bank loan for a car with a salvaged title?
I found a cool 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner at the salvage yard. Even though it looks like a pile of junk now, it is still pretty pricey. I want to fix it up, but is it possible to get a bank loan on a salvaged title?
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
Can I buy a car back from a car insurance company?
I was involved in what seemed like a minor fender bender a few months back, but my truck was declared a total loss. I know a bit about cars and my friend is a mechanic, so we thought it might be a fun project to fix the truck. The insurance company has it now, but I wondered if I could buy it off them before they scrap it?
Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 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?
Ben Guess
Aug 19, 2021
Can I insure a car with a rebuilt title?
Are there any insurance options for rebuilt title cars? I’ve been working on a salvage title car for a while now and recently got a rebuilt title for it. Now I want to drive it!
Liz Jenson
Mar 28, 2022
Can you use a personal loan to buy a car?
I want to buy a car with a rebuilt title, but my credit union told me they don't offer car loans on these types of vehicles. Other lenders say the same thing. Can I get a personal loan to make the purchase?
Eric Schad
Oct 28, 2021
How can I buy insurance on a car with a salvage title?
A couple of years back, I impulsively bid on a car with a salvage title at an auto auction, and to my surprise, I won it. I decided to make a project out of it, and three years later, it looks brand new! Now, though, I'm trying to insure it, and I can't find any providers willing to insure it, despite the fact that it is fully repaired. How can I buy insurance on my salvage car?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 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?
Ben Guess
Aug 19, 2021
Is there a way to buy back a car after the insurance company says it's totaled?
Is there a way for me to buy back my car? It was totaled in a car accident a week ago, and I am just not ready to let it go yet. I know it is considered a hunk of junk, but it was my first car and I want to keep it.
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
How do I buy salvage cars directly from insurance companies?
I'm a sculptor, and I'm planning out a series of sculptures using only materials from salvage cars. A friend told me that sometimes, insurance companies will sell off their totaled cars for cheap, but I'm an artist, not a mechanic—I don't know where to start looking! How do I buy salvage cars directly from insurance companies?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
Can you get a car loan for a car with a salvage title?
I’ve been helping my 25-year-old son shop for a car. We found one he wants, but it has a salvage title. I told him that’s a bit risky and explained what a salvage title means, but he’s still interested. He doesn’t have enough money to pay in full. Can he get a car loan for a salvage title vehicle?
Jack Walsh
Nov 29, 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?"
Emily Maracle
Jul 28, 2021
How do I buy a car from a junkyard?
My car was totaled recently and I can't afford to buy a brand new one. I have some basic mechanic skills, and I've heard that people can buy cars from junkyards for less—so how can I buy a car from a junkyard?
Emily Maracle
Oct 04, 2021
How can I get a bank loan on a car with a salvaged title?
Can I get a bank loan for a salvaged title? There is a really cool car going up for auction this weekend and I don't think I have enough cash.
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
Can you get a loan for a car with a salvage title?
I’m in the market for a new car, and our family friend offered to sell me her car for a great price. The catch is it has a salvage title. I don’t have enough money to pay for the car up front, so I’ll have to take out a loan. Can I get a loan for a vehicle with a salvage title?
Jack Walsh
Nov 05, 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.
Savannah Grabek
Sep 09, 2021
How can I insure a salvage car?
A few weeks ago, I bid on a car with a salvage title and won. I have some experience in repairing and rebuilding cars, and I want to restore this one properly—I think I can definitely get it roadworthy again. However, I've heard that getting salvage cars insured can be difficult. How can I insure my salvage car once the repairs are done?
Eric Schad
Oct 07, 2021
How do you buy cars from insurance auctions?
I need a new car. I heard that you can buy cheap cars from insurance auctions. How does that work?
Emily Maracle
Oct 07, 2021
How can I buy a wrecked car directly from an insurance company?
I've heard that you can buy a wrecked car directly from some insurance companies—I have a little experience with car repair, and I'm on a very tight budget, so I figure this is my best chance of being able to buy a car. I'm just not completely sure how to go about it. How can I buy a totaled car directly from an insurance company?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
What does it mean to have an unsecured car loan?
I applied for numerous car loans for a retitled car, but I can't get approved. Someone told me I should try an unsecured car loan. What does this mean?
Eric Schad
Dec 03, 2021
How do I get a car loan for a rebuilt car title?
A friend of mine works on cars and rebuilt a 1969 Plymouth Fury from basically a shell of a body. I want to buy it from him, but I’ll need a loan to do so. How do I get a car loan for a rebuilt title? It’s already had a safety inspection from the state.
Eric Schad
Nov 15, 2021
How do I buy my car back from my insurance?
My insurance classified my car as totaled after an accident, but I can definitely fix it, and I want to give it a shot. How can I buy it back from them to fix it on my own?
Liz Jenson
Nov 17, 2021
Can you get a loan for a rebuilt title car?
Every year, my local mechanic has his apprentices and new hires practice by repairing incredibly nice vehicles with salvage titles. Once they’ve all finished their repairs and gotten rebuilt titles, they have a small car show and auction off the cars. I’ve had my eyes on one for a while, but can you get a loan for a rebuilt title car?
Jack Walsh
Nov 30, 2021
How can you get a loan for a salvage title car?
I’ve never owned a car, but I’ve been thinking of purchasing my first one before winter. My friend owns a small used car dealership, and he found a vehicle I’m very interested in. The only problem is that it has a salvage title, and he said getting a loan could be hard. How can you get a loan for a salvage car?
Jack Walsh
Nov 29, 2021
How do I keep my vehicle if my insurance company declares it a total loss?
My vehicle was deemed a total loss by my insurance. I think the damage is fixable and I'd like to keep it. How would I do that?
Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 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."
Emily Maracle
Jul 27, 2021
How do I buy totalled cars from insurance companies?
I'm on the search for a new weekend project, and I thought it would be fun to fix up a totalled car. I’m just not sure where to start! How can I buy totalled cars from insurance companies?
Ben Guess
Nov 10, 2021

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