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How did your insurancce company handle a claim totaling a car with a salvage or branded title?

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2008-03-24 18:05:18
2008-03-24 18:05:18

Here are a few links that discuss salvage vehicle deals: * http://www.ohiolemonlaw.com/state-farm-salvage.shtml * http://www.vehicleinfo.com/articles.php?id=26

I've always been lucky and they've cashed me out for about the same price I paid for the car when it's been totaled. To make sure you're getting a good cash out, check kbb.com and nada.com to get a general idea of the car's value but, depending on where you live, the car might be worth more if it's in demand, so check the local classifieds, too. If you have a branded car that was again totaled you will get roughly 60% of the actual cash value of a comparable clean titled car. This is a rough estimate.

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