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2008-06-04 03:50:41
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If it's still salvage about 20% of the value of a comparable clean titled car. If it's reconstructed/roadworthy about 60%


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The value of a salvage vehicle is roughly 60% of the value of a comparable car with a clean title.

A rebuilt salvage title is issued when a vehicle has been declared a total loss. When that happens, the original title is "retired", and the salvage may be sold--often by an insurance company that paid the owner and acquired the salvage. As a way of recovering some of what it paid, the salvage will be sold by the insurer. The buyer of it may then repair the vehicle to make it road-worthy. The repaired vehicle is then issued a rebuilt salvage title in order to be "legalized" and used as a vehicle. The fact that it has a rebuilt salvage title will generally reduce the value of the car, because any buyer will know that the vehicle has at one time been totaled.

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

A salvage car or truck, once restored to roadworthy condition is worth roughly 60% of the value of a comparable vehicle with a clean title.

In the U.S., Auto Insurance companies do not salvage a vehicle. If the vehicle claim is paid out as a total loss it is sold or auctioned off to a salvage or a junk yard. The junk yard may crush the vehicle for scrap metal value or salvage parts from the vehicle or even to re-title the car on a salvage title but this is totally up to the salvage yard or whomever the yard then re-sells the vehicle too.

Assuming it's reconstructed/roadworthy, take 40% off the value of a comparable clean titled car.

NO, salvage value is subjective. The salvage price is usally set by bids. Depends. If it's salvage the price is very subjective. If it's salvage but reconstructed (i.e. roadworthy) it's typically worth 60% of the value of a comparable car with a clean title. Use and to determine appx value.

It worth appx 60% of the value of a comparable clean titled car so if it is worth $5000 with a clean title it's worth roughly $3000 with a salvage title.

it just means that said vehicle has been damaged and an insurance company has considered it to be damaged beyond its value. if it is a "rebuilt" salvage title then it can be used as any other vehicle on the road, it just may effect the cost of insurance.

Once a salvage always a salvage or totaled/reconstructed; you cannot legally get a clear title the brand will remain. A reconstructed and roadworthy salvage car is worth 60% of the value of a comparable clean titled car. If it's still salvage maybe 25% of the value of a comparable clean titled car.

A salvage title will reduce the value of an automobile by about 50 percent. However, in some cases, it will reduce the value by 80 percent.

Respective of the Vehicles title condition, You are entitled to fair market Value. Basically this means you are entitled to the amount it would cost you to purchase the same or similar type and condition vehicle. when you say has a clean title but had a prior salvage title, i am assuming you mean that the vehicle was repaired and inspected by your state and deemed no longer a salvage title? if that is the case then there would be no additionaldeduction for the 'branded' or salvage title which can lower a vehicles actual cash value anywhere from 25-50% whether repaired or not.........more details and perhaps i could be of more assistance...... would be a salvage title which will kill the resell value of the bike....could try and get a lost title instead, some states offer this instead of the salvage title

There is no set value of a salvage vehicle. Value is based on what they offer.

Any vehicle, whether a total loss or not, has a value. A totaled vehicle, of course, has a significantly lesser value (assuming the actual total loss has already been settled with the vehicle owner). This value can be anywhere from 5 - 25% of the pre-loss value of the vehicle. If you decide to keep a totaled vehicle after settling with an insurance carrier, they can legally remove the salvage value from your settlement. It shouldn't be much, and you can request that they actually get a salvage quote from a salvage yard. The idea behind this is that you can't legally profit from a loss. In your case, if your totaled vehicle has a salvage value, and you're keeping the vehicle, the insurance carrier must deduct that salvage value. Otherwise, you will get a full settlement, and still retain a vehicle with some value. But...try working with the carrier on what that salvage amount is going to be. Sometimes they'll adjust it to get the loss settled, since you never "really" know what the salvage value is going to be until the vehicle is sold at a salvage yard auction.

A salvage title car will bring far less that one without a salvage title. Deduct about 20% from the retail value.

I assume you are talking about a vehicle that was totaled. Depending on your state's laws, you may be able to get something like a salvage title or similar. Basically it is a title that allows you to register the vehicle but you cannot pass it off to a buyer as a clean title vehicle. This can be fine for a project car or a personal vehicle but will decrease its value for resale.

I assume that you are referring to an automobile policy where the vehicle was a total loss. The insurance company will pay you the actual cash value of the vehicle but in order to do this title of the vehicle passes to the insurance company which gives them ownership of the vehicle. Some companies will allow you to keep the vehicle but will deduct a negotiated value for the salvage. I highly recommend that you educate yourself about the requirements in your State in dealing with a totalled vehicle. Most States will require the vehicle to be repaired and inspected in order to register the vehicle for road use after which you would receive a salvage title. If you want to use the parts only then these requirements don't pertain to your vehicle.

You can ask anything you want to for it. Whether you can get it is another matter. California law requires you to tell them it is a salvaged title vehicle. If you do not tell them you have committed fraud and are subject to fines and jail time.Note: a legal salvage title will indicate that the vehicle is salvaged!

Salvage vehicle value is highly subjective but if the car was properly reconstructed and is roadworthy it is worth roughly 60% of a comparable clean titled car. Go to to get an idea of the car's value. If it's salvage but not roadworthy, maybe 25% of the value of a comparable clean titled car.

The insurance company is required to pay the actual cash value (normally) of the vehicle prior to the loss. Get prepared to document what your vehicle is worth with a salvage instead of a clean title. Don't expect to get more for the vehicle than you piad for it. Don't expect much at all if the salvage title was given after another insurance company already totaled the vehicle. Honestly - unless this was specifically addressed when you tried to buy comprehensive cover on a salavaged title vehicle, you are going down the road to a "bad faith" claim against an insurance company. (Arguement being - insured was charged full comprehensive rate for the vehicle in question based on value of a clean title, then when a covered total loss is presented, company pays value on a different basis) Check with a lawyer. If at all possible, try to address this when placing coverage, not at the time of a loss. Mark Walters, ARM AAI

A deductible is a product of first party vehicle coverage. You are able to choose the amount of that deductible. The higher your deductible, the lower your premium. Remember, insurance is a 'shared risk'; if you choose NO DEDUCTIBLE, your rate will be higher - if you choose a high deductible, your rate will be lower. The salvage value has no relationship to the deductible at all. You will owe your deductible whether your vehicle is repaired or considered a total loss. Your premimums are based on the deductible you chose, so at no time will your company waive that deductible. You are given the choice of the deductible amount when you purchase the policy. The salvage value is not technically deducted, it is actually added back IN, after the vehicle is sold at salvage market. YOU, as policyholder, have the option to 'retain the salvage', that is, retain the vehicle, in which case, the salvage value would REMAIN deducted, i.e., remain 'out of' the settlement value. Deductible: an option given at the time of policy inception; policyholder controls that amount by choosing ... Salvage value: the amount at which the vehicle sells at a salvage auction, unless the policyholder/owner wishes to retain the vehicle (i.e. 'retain the salvage')

Typically, salvage vehicles' value are 40% less than that of a comparable car with a clean title. This is assuming the car has been repaired/rebuilt properly and is roadworthy.

The same way it is for a clear title, the adjuster will look at what similar cars with a similar amount of damage have sold for as salvage in the area. A salvage vehicle that's been restored to roadworthiness is roughly worth 40% less than a comparable clean titled car. That should give you some idea of where to start. Go to to determine the car's value.

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