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Usually an insurance company will declare a car totaled before salvaging it. Usually they will know what to do with the car after taking initial photos and if need be pay a shop to look over internal damages if any. How long this takes is how long it takes for the shop to tear apart your car. Typically there is no "time limit" associated as far as a car sitting in a shop is concerned, but for me when I totaled my car the insurance took about 2 weeks to figure it out.

2007-02-06 10:04:36
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