How Do I know if My Car is a Junk Car?

October 26, 2018 POSTED UNDER: general

A great many people have trouble knowing whether a vehicle is a junk vehicle or not. However, there is a quick way to establish whether your automobile is a clunker or a non-clunker.

All you need to do is figure out how much money your car will be worth once it is fixed. Does the cost of fixing it exceed this figure? Then you can be sure that your car is of the junk variety. This is a problem as junk cars are bad things to have around. If you have one, you need to find a way to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Of course, it is important to remember that this is just a rule of thumb. There is a little bit more to it when you get into the nuts and bolts of it, no pun intended. If you want to get a deeper look into the nitty gritty of this issue, there are more aspects to what makes the difference between a scrap vehicle and an ordinary car than meets the eye.

What Causes a Car to Become a Junk Car to Begin With?

Road Accidents and Car Crashes

There are a wide variety of situations that can be considered to be car crashes or road accidents, and not all of them are dramatic. A car accidently rear-ending another car hard enough to cause real damage is a good example of a minor crash. If a car is already in very bad condition, a minor incident may be enough to put the vehicle in question out of commission for good.

A big accident that totally demolishes a car will result in the car being called a “total loss” by the insurance company. They will also give it a “salvage title”. If your vehicle is not insured, you can sell your junk car and make some good cash.

Natural disasters

A car crash isn’t the only thing that will result in a vehicle joining the junk car ranks. There are other misfortunes that can occur to make this a reality. We are talking about floods, forest fires, earthquakes, landslides, and so forth. They are very bad for vehicles.

A good flood will totally wreck a car, and you will need to sell it to a scrap car removal company in order to get rid of it. Insurance companies often don’t cover for natural disasters, which is a shame.

Getting Old & Worn Out

The longer a car exists, the more deterioration it takes on. If it never gets used, this deterioration will be rust and general malaise. If it is getting used, it will accumulate wear and tear. The older it gets the more wear and tear it takes on.

One day, multiple parts will break down, and the cost of repair will far exceed the value of the car. So it is officially a junk car! You should sell it when this happens. Good luck!

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