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

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Q: What is the value of a salvage vehicle?
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How do they determine the amount to pay for a total loss vehicle with a prior salvage title?

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

What is the salvage value of a 1996 Ford Wind star van with a bad engine?

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

If your insurance company says your car is a total loss but you want to have it fixed can they charge you a salvage fee to keep your own car?

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.

What is the value of salvage truck?

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.

What's a Salvage title vehicle value?

If it's still salvage about 20% of the value of a comparable clean titled car. If it's reconstructed/roadworthy about 60%

Is the salvage value of a vehicle the same as its book value?

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.

How does the insurance company determine the salvage value of a vehicle?

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.

What to do or should know when your auto insurance salvages a vehicle?

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.

If deductible being deducted from settlement value why do they still deduct salvage value?

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')

What does rebuilt salvage title do to value of car?

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.

What is the salvage value of a 2005 Kia Sedona?

Take the normal market value of the vehicle and multiply it by 15-20%. You can do this at to determine the value.

How to compute after tax salvage value?

Salvage Value - [Tax * (Market Value - Book Value)

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