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Is Keeping Your Car After A Total Loss A Good Idea?

In some cases, it is a good idea to keep your car after a total loss.

If you get into a car crash after an accident, there’s a good chance your car insurance company will declare the vehicle a total loss. In most cases, they will assume ownership of the vehicle and cut you a check for the cash value of the car minus your deductible.

However, you have the option to keep your car and sell it yourself for a profit after a crash. You may be able to make more money for your car than your insurance would have given you.

If you believe your insurance company is undervaluing your car, it is a good idea to try and keep the car so you can sell it yourself. This is often the case if your car is in good condition or you believe it still has a relatively good resale value for a wrecked car.

How To Keep Your Totaled Car After A Wreck

To keep your totaled car after an accident, you must contact your insurance company and let them know that you want to keep the car. In most states, they will transfer the title over to you as a salvage title.

You will still be paid by your insurance company if you ask to keep the car after a wreck. In addition to subtracting your deductible from the check, the insurance company will also subtract how much they expected to profit from the vehicle if sold at an auction. This is typically between $300 and $500, depending on the vehicle and its location.

Once you receive the check and the vehicle’s title from your insurance company, you can begin looking for places to sell your wrecked car.

The Best Places To Sell A Wrecked Car

There are lots of places that you can sell a wrecked car for profit. However, the best place depends on your goal.

For instance, it is relatively simple and quick to sell your car to a junkyard or scrap yard. However, they typically will only offer you the scrap metal value of your car, which means you may not make any more than the insurance company would have made.

Another option is to sell your wrecked car privately to an individual. In some cases, depending on your vehicle’s make and model as well as your location, this is the best way to earn the most money for your wreck. However, you must schedule times for potential buyers to come see the vehicle. Additionally, you and the buyer must negotiate who will cover the cost of towing the vehicle once it is sold.

The easiest way to sell your car quickly and for fair market value is to go online. Online buyers can offer you quick quotes for your car within minutes, without leaving your home. They typically include free towing so you don’t have to worry about transporting your vehicle, and in many cases you can get better prices than you would at junkyards.

However, not all online car buyers are alike. Learn why DamagedCars is the right choice for you.

Why Sell Your Wrecked Car To DamagedCars

DamagedCars has over a decade of experience buying less-than-perfect cars in any condition. We know how to determine a fair market value for your vehicle after a wreck. Through our website, you can get a quote in less than 90 seconds. Our quotes are guaranteed for seven days, so you have time to think it over before selling your car to us.

All offers from DamagedCars include FREE towing and FREE title transfer. There is never a fee to sell us your vehicle. Additionally, we can schedule your free pickup in under 48 business hours, so you can sell your car fast. DamagedCars can help you sell your car and get paid within days from the comfort of your own home.

Get a quote today and find out how easy it is to sell us your damaged vehicle.

How To Sell A Wrecked Car To DamagedCars

To sell your wrecked car to DamagedCars, all you have to do is:

  1. Click “Get offer.”
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Get your quote!

You can get a guaranteed offer faster by uploading current photos of your vehicle and including its VIN. If you like our offer, we can help you schedule a pickup at a time that’s convenient for you.

The tow truck driver will arrive with a check in hand. All you need to do is bring the title and the car keys. You’ll be paid on the spot — it’s that simple!

DamagedCars is the safe, modern and easy way to sell your wrecked car fast and for a fair price. Get started now.

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