What to do with your damaged car?
A little excerpt for what to do with your damaged car!
By Cash for Used Cars
What should you do?
Repair it? Maybe. Accidents with less than $2000 in damage can be quickly fixed with minimal down time and rental vehicle expense. IMPORTANT: vehicles with less than $2000 in damage most likely have superficial(cosmetic) damage rather than structural repairs which affect vehicle integrity and market value.
Moderate to severe collision damage (more than $2000) will take your vehicle off road for several weeks. Before you make the decision to repair your vehicle look at the following:
Take both checks and buy a new car or upgrade to a nicer pre-owned vehicle.
Even a damaged or a salvaged car, has valuable parts and components that can be resold here in Canada or abroad. Today, the carcass of a salvaged vehicle can be sold by the pound to nations where steel is scarce and in high demand.
Cash for Used Cars Edmonton will buy a damaged, crushed, salvaged or used car AS-IS and we pick up for free! Consumers stuck with a damaged car can get quick cash to put toward a replacement vehicle. If you can’t or won’t have your car repaired, simply pocket the insurance claim check and cash for used cars will pay you to walk away from the salvaged vehicle.
We speak to hundreds of people each day that have been in an accident and want out of their vehicle. Nobody wants a damaged car, even if its repaired perfectly. Your insurance company may tell you they are responsible to repair the car to “pre-accident” condition. That is the agreement they have with you, also referred to as your insurance policy or binder. But is it really possible to “restore” a vehicle to it’s pre-accident condition? Not really. Even if the damaged car is repaired with surgical precision by human hands, there will be flaws and inconsistencies. The welds won’t be done by the robots at the factory and the parts won’t be dipped in zinchro-metal baths…Plus, the vehicle will have accident history and the value of your vehicle will never be what it was “pre-accident”.
What can you do about it? Make the most of a bad situation and be informed before you agree to the repairs. Here are three things you can do to get the most out of your auto insurance claim:
There are close to 70,000 accidents per annum on Canadian Roads. Half of them have coverage and get repaired or totaled. Most people want “out” of their damaged car after a wreck, especially a bad one. Think about how many television ads you have to watch and how many of them are insurance companies vying for your business! Ask yourself if they would be doing that much advertising if their business was not profitable?