What is a Salvage Car?
What does a Salvage Cars mean exactly? A salvage car is the one that goes beyond commercial repairs due to a natural disaster, collision, trespass, or other occurrence as determined by a licensing authority or a licensed insurance provider. If an insurance company decides to repair and try to re-sell a totaled car, they will issue a “salvage title.” This title makes it clear that the vehicle has had significant damage in the past. This type of vehicle receives a salvage brand or status.
Can I clear the title of my salvage car?
A clear title is issued once a salvage vehicle has been repaired and has passed the state’s inspection. In other words, the owner is able to operate such a vehicle on streets once a salvage title is cleared. Also, the clear title usually has a note stating that the vehicle has been rebuilt or reconstructed. Whereas a clean title is given to a vehicle that has been in any accident, or if there was an accident, the damage was repairable. Note that a clean title does not guarantee that the car has never been involved in an accident or if it has, that the damages are not extensive.
Why my car has a junk title?
Junk title will be given to your car when the damage reaches 75%, and the car is not drivable. The damage threshold varies state-by-state, but as an average its 75%. When the vehicle remains not roadworthy, most states indicate that with this title.
What to do with a salvage car in Canada?
Due to the damage extent, the car can’t be driven on the road and the vehicle owner has irreversibly designated the vehicle as a source of parts or scrap. These types of damaged vehicles are dismantled. These salvage vehicles then are imported to Canada as parts only. USA and Canada have a very interesting automotive economies, so many new and used cars cross the border between the two countries daily. There are different ways you ship vehicles from the US to Canada such as by air or by road. When shipping your car, you should be very vigilant about shipping company competence by clearing both customs. The car carrier is the least expensive option available.
Not surprisingly, Canada has the largest automotive market outside of the United States in North America. In Canada, when the car goes salvage, it has two options, either the vehicle will be repaired or sold as parts only. If the car is rebuilt, it has to pass a basic safety inspection according to provincial laws before the vehicle agency issues a new title for the repaired one. When it does, its branded “Salvaged Car” so future owners are aware that the car has been salvaged or rebuilt.
When you want to get rid of your car because it’s salvaged, contact Cash for Cars for a no-obligation quote. We almost always offer more than a junk yard would or an auction.