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Pros and Cons of a Salvage Title Car

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These days car shoppers are becoming more cost-conscious than ever before. It seems that way at least. As people are looking to save more money on a regular basis. But, when on a lookout for good used machines, it has become really difficult to find a good bargain due to the tough economy. It is really inflexible to sell a car in a bad economy either.

However, if you dig a little deeper, there are Salvaged title cars that offer a great way to save thousands of dollars over regular used vehicles. Salvage title vehicles are those that have been significantly damaged in a major collision and deemed to be a complete write-off by the insurance company.

If you will have a look at the salvage auto exterior, the condition won’t look that terrible and maybe even repairable. But, there are several pros and cons of a salvage title machine that you must consider before finalizing the deal.


The Pros of a salvage title car

  • It can save a lot of money

This is of course the most obvious advantage of buying a vehicle with a salvage title. They are available at a relatively reduced cost, generally half the cost of the same type of automobile that haven’t been involved in some kind of mishap. There are many people who usually buy them because of their great potential as a treasure trove for parts. While some people buy them just to use as a cost-effective run-out-to-the-home-store type vehicle. As some of these automobiles may be repairable and can be put in a good working order at a low cost.

Furthermore, there are also automobiles that are too scratched or damaged to be repaired or have been declared as a complete loss by the insurance agency for some other reason. For instance, the insurance company may declare a vehicle as a total loss in order to avoid paying huge claims. Thus, sometimes you can get a really great deal on these vehicles that may not need much repair.

The Cons of a salvage title vehicle

  • It can be expensive to maintain

Before you lay out any cash for any salvage automobile, make sure to check the damage on it thoroughly. Sometimes the damage in it can be extensive and it may cost relatively higher to repair. Therefore, it is always best to get the automobile inspected by your trustworthy auto mechanic.

  • A salvage is forever

When a vehicle is completely written off in an accident and declared as unregistered, that title remains with it forever. It doesn’t matter even if you repair it and put it back into a good running condition, it will be still branded as a salvage. Fortunately, there are some positive way to sell an unregistered car in Sydney.

There are many states where people have to get a salvage title vehicle inspected & accepted by the DMV in order to legally drive it on the road, when it has been put back in a perfectly good running condition.  The vehicle’s title will be then branded again as “rebuilt”. But it doesn’t matter how much time or money you have invested in getting it repaired, it won’t still get you a good price when it comes to selling it in future.

  • Insurance

If your vehicle gets involved in a collision, it can often be confusing to figure out whether the damage is because of the new collision or the previous one due to which it was declared as a salvage. This is why, some insurers often hesitate to write a comprehensive rebuilt policies on totaled automobiles.

We pay top cash for cars in Sydney at Quickcarcash and always keen to help you to buy or sell salvaged cars on the shelf.


WRITTEN BY Glen Safari | February 21, 2017

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