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Typically the value is 20% of the vehicle's value without salvage.

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Q: How do they determine the amount to pay for a total loss vehicle with a prior salvage title?
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What is the worse that can happen by not telling your insurance company that the insured vehicle is salvage?

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What are your options when a car is totaled?

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In Iowa if a car has a prior salvage title is the registration the same price as it would be if it were a regular title?


What is the criteria to declare a damaged car a total loss?

544. "Total loss salvage vehicle" means either of the following: (a) A vehicle, other than a nonrepairable vehicle, of a type subject to registration that has been wrecked, destroyed, or damaged, to the extent that the owner, leasing company, financial institution, or the insurance company that insured or is responsible for repair of the vehicle, considers it uneconomical to repair the vehicle and because of this, the vehicle is not repaired by or for the person who owned the vehicle at the time of the event resulting in damage. (b) A vehicle that was determined to be uneconomical to repair, for which a total loss payment has been made by an insurer, whether or not the vehicle is subsequently repaired, if prior to or upon making the payment to the claimant, the insurer obtains the agreement of the claimant to the amount of the total loss settlement, and informs the client that, pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 11515, the total loss settlement must be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles, which will issue a salvage certificate for the vehicle.

What is the difference between a salvage title and certificate of salvage?

Salvage title means it is a "title" that can be ugraded into rebuilt/prior salvage depending where you live in America. Certificate of Salvage is not a title and can never be a title it is just a certificate saying that the MVA is giving you proof that you own this parts car or what ever it is. It is never allowed to drive on public roads even after you fix it. -The Muslim guy

If your vehicle is stolen prior to filing chapter 7 bankruptcy can you still file the remaining loan amount?

Yes... but make sure you get an attorney. It may get complicated.

Banks that offer car loans for salvage titles?

Few, if any will give you a loan. That's why it's best to either avoid high-priced salvage cars or buy older cars that have been totaled with cash - it doesn't take much to total an older car these days and the damage could simply be cosmetic. Some Prior salvage cars are even better than clean title. Prior Salvage and Clean Title difference is only that one title shows that the car was in accident and Clean Title will never show it - even if it was in worse accident. Like some say you will have problems with Prior Salvage Title, it is NOT true though.

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