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A Guide to Vehicle Salvage

Different countries and state have different criterion in which they term a vehicle as salvage. The most used description of a salvaged vehicle in insurance is a vehicle that has repair cost accumulating to more than seventy five percent of the actual cost. A vehicle is often branded as salvage by insurance companies where they pay an insured person a new vehicle instead of repairing. Mostly the insurance companies will name such vehicle a total loss. There are very many reasons as to why a vehicle is said to being salvaged. Floods can cause a vehicle to be termed salvage. Countries and states that receive heavy down pour which may result to the car drowning thus destroying all the engine compartment may make a vehicle to be branded salvage.

In times where the vehicle in question has had an accident leaving it in full wreckage where the cost of repair is more than three quarters of its value, then it’s said to be salvage. There are countries and states that will brand vehicle salvage depending on the duration a vehicle has been lost or found in a wreckage state. In most cases a salvage vehicle may lack a resale value since it lacks the required documents given by the law. In some states the use of the salvaged vehicles will be restricted from operating on public roads. Loosing a vehicle due to theft and finding it later that the prescribed time by the authorities or the law of a certain country then it may be deemed as salvage. Once a vehicle is stolen and had been insured full against the risk thus the insurer will often settle by buying another vehicle. If the vehicle is later on found, it will lack the necessary documents hence termed as salvage.

When a vehicle has been exposed to a natural disaster, this may also be a reason as to brand vehicle salvage. there are a number of steps that one should follow while acquiring documents for salvaged vehicle. One can visit the authorities where the state will issue a rebuilt title. The title as well as the required documents will be given after the vehicle has undergone inspection.

In times where a vehicle may have antique parts the vehicle may be branded salvage. Such vehicles will exhibit the parts of exotics vehicles and that’s the reason behind the insurance companies branding them salvage.

There are vehicles that need to be sold in spare parts only thus such cars are salvaged.

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