Buying Salvage Title Car?

Written by Welcome on March 30, 2015

Over the years we have customers ask us about buying a salvage title car.  We also have examples of fixing a salvage title car that was in another accident.  This blog’s goal is to shed some light on why someone should seriously consider their options before they end up purchasing a car with a salvage title.  For one, a car is deemed a total loss or sold for salvage for a reason.  In most salvage cases it is not cost effective to properly repair the car as compared to the resale value of the car.  When a reputable body shop calculates the repairs to be more than the value it is usually best to take the cash and buy a different vehicle.  Examples of cars we have seen that come in from another accident that has a salvage title is that the previous repairs are sub standard and not safe.  These substandard repairs include: no airbags, poor welding welding in wrong areas, missing parts, structural parts repaired vs. replaced, wrong clips or bolts holding in parts, interior panels rusted or damaged.  In short, while the exterior of the salvaged car may look good there are likely several issues and problems going on where you can’t see.  If a deal is too good to be true chances are it is.  If the insurance company has totaled your car and you want a second opinion feel free to reach out to us.  If there is a safe way to repair your vehicle through the use of quality recycled parts we can provide those options.  In the end we want to be sure people are driving cars that are structurally sound and will be able to hold up to the next accident should it occur.

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