You have to take a few important steps to know if your car is beyond repair.
Here are seven steps to follow when deciding if you should junk your car after the accident
1. Get an estimate of the damage
After the accident, you need to get an estimate of the damage done.
Getting involved in a car accident and not knowing how bad it is can be confusing and stress causing.
It’s best to know exactly what repairs will cost you, so that you can decide if junking your car is worth it or not. The best way to do this is to call your insurance agent. The estimate they give you of the damage will help you determine if it’s worth getting the car fixed or not. If you have a high deductible, this may be a determining factor in whether or not to junk your car. If it will cost more to fix the car than what your car is worth, it may be a better idea to just buy a new vehicle and junk your car to 114 Auto Salvage.
2. Assess the Damage
It’s always a good idea to get another person’s input on what the extent of the damage is and whether or not it would be worth fixing or junking. You might want to go to a trusted mechanic and get an estimate from them as well. If the damage is minor and less than 1000 dollars, it’s probably worth fixing unless the vehicle is over 20 years old and well over 200,000 miles. At the end of the day, it is up to you whether you think it’s better to junk your car and to sell it to 114 Auto Salvage.
3. Can The Parts That You Need Get Replaced?
4.Can Your Insurance Company Cover The Repairs?
– How much money will insurance give you for your car?
– Does my insurance company have a limit on how much they will pay to repair a vehicle?
– Are the repairs going to cost more than what my insurance company is willing to pay?
These are all questions that you need to ask yourself in order to determine if your car is worth fixing or if you’re better off junking your car for cash to 114 Auto Salvage.
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5. Will The Parts That You Repair Be Durable And Last A Long Time?
6. Do You Think Your Car Can Last Another Few Months With Minor Repairs?
– Can my engine not handle anymore repairs?
– Will the transmission fail again next week or next month?
– Will the radiator keep leaking even if you tried to seal it?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then it would be wise to junk your car to 114 Auto Salvage because you will end up spending more money on repairs in the future.
7.Call For a Quote
-Where is your vehicle located?
-What is the year, make and model?
-Does it run and drive? If not, why?
-How many miles are on the car approximately?
-Is the car complete; meaning there is no major body damage like an accident? If yes, were the airbags deployed?
-Is the Catalytic Converter intact?
-For towing purposes only, are there any flat tires on the car?
It is best to know the answers to these questions before you give 114 Auto Salvage a call. We ask these questions so we can give you the best possible offer for your vehicle.
8.Prepare The Car Before It Gets Towed Away
In short, you really have to analyze the situation before you decide that your car is worth scrapping for cash or not. Most of the time if your car is an older vehicle and is well over 200,000 miles, it is best to junk your car to 114 Auto Salvage. Call today for a free quote at 978-396-2448.