If you’ve just totaled your car, hopefully you are well and in full recovery. But now, you have a damaged asset on your hands. What can you do with a totaled vehicle besides hand it over to your insurance carrier? Well, the truth is, there are many alternatives to accepting the insurance payout from your policy. Continue reading to learn what all you can do with a totaled vehicle.
There are many cases in which an insurance company deems a car totaled because it costs more than 51% of the total cash value to repair it back to its original condition, yet, it is still repairable as a luxury or modern vehicle. You see, just because it is too much for the insurance company to pay to repair it, it may not be for you. You might decide that your 2018 Mercedes should be repaired rather than totaled out. The same theory applies to other luxury or newer vehicles that can be totaled as a result of something small, like a catalytic converter or cosmetic damage. Keep in mind, you have to get a rebuilt title and prove the car roadworthy. Otherwise, many automotive insurance carriers will not insure a rebuilt vehicle.
If you want to be philanthropic, it would make sense to donate your totaled vehicle. Not only is this charitable, most automotive donation organizations will tow your vehicle away for free. Best of all, you will get certain tax deductions for the depreciated value of the car you donate. Keep in mind, you would have to first buy back the car from your insurance carrier before giving it away to a charity. In this case, your insurance carrier would deduct the vehicle’s salvage value, which generally hovers around a few hundred dollars, plus any policy deductible if the accident was your fault. In the end, you would get a check for the remainder, plus a salvage title.
The most popular and lucrative option for a totaled car is to keep it, and then sell it to a local salvage yard for cash. As mentioned, if you decide to keep your totaled vehicle, you will have to first have to get a salved titled through your insurance carrier. Once you have the title and your vehicle is no longer insured under the carrier, you can choose a reputable Indianapolis junk car buyer to do business with. They will haul your car away for free, plus pay you cash on the spot. Just be sure you have the title, otherwise, it can be difficult finding a cash for cars company to do business with in the first place.
Indianapolis Junk Car Buyers at Your Service
Call GC’s Junk Cars at 317-608-2188 to sell your totaled car for cash in Indianapolis. We offer free towing with our in-house tow truck, so all you have to do is call and accept our offer! We will schedule a time to pick up your vehicle and pay you cash. No title? No problem! Give us a call anyway! Call 317-608-2188 to request a free estimate, today.