Every year in the USA there are more than 6 million automobile crashes. This may seem like a lot, but here’s the shocking part: this number increases year-in, year-out.
For those that are lucky to walk away from a crash without being seriously hurt or incurring catastrophic damage to their car, the question is what to do with an accident-damaged car?
In many cases, vehicle insurance will pay for the damage to your car, after removing any deductible amount. If the crash was your fault, your insurance can hopefully cover any damages to the other driver’s vehicle too. Deductibles are typically anywhere between $1000 – $2000.
How to Sell a Car with Body Damage?
But, what if your car is a complete write-off? Well, if your car is a complete write-off and your looking to sell it, keep reading. We’ll tell you everything that you need to know.
When you think about how to sell a car with body damage, car dealers are not generally the first idea that springs to mind. However, if you’re looking to trade your car in for a newer model, some car dealers are happy to offer you a reasonable price for minimally damaged cars that you can use as a deposit for your new car. However, before you head down to the local showroom and start testing driving the latest Corvette Stingray Coup you’ll need to know how much your car is worth.
If your current car is damaged, don’t expect a car dealership to offer you a top-end trading-in price. Dealers will only offer you what they consider to be the current market value of your car minus any cost of repairs. Should you have a blown transmission or need a new gearbox, you’re looking at a fair cost to fix. This will impact any quote a car dealership offers you for your existing car.
Remember too that a car dealership may decide to sell on the car you trade-in for profit. Depending on the buoyancy of the automobile market, the price your quoted may vary drastically – especially if your car is damaged.
Some mechanics might take a damaged car off your hands. However, when considering the question of who buys damaged cars, remember that mechanics fix vehicles. They don’t generally sell them.
Local mechanics may see potential as a one-time agreement to buy your damaged car. Will you get full market value for the car? Probably not. Remember mechanics don’t have to take a damaged car off your hands, they’re doing you a favour and therefore are in a much stronger bartering position.
Whether a mechanics agrees to buy your damaged car also depends on the amount of damage. They may decide to strip your car and sell it for parts or sell it on to another party for a profit. However, if there isn’t an opportunity for them to make a nice profit on your car, or if valuable parts like the gearbox or transmission are damaged beyond repair with no hope of resale, mechanics are unlikely to be your number one choice when considering who buys damaged cars.
As America’s number one buyer of damaged cars, Sell The Car USA is your best choice of who buys damaged cars. Why? We will buy your car from you quickly, and hassle-free, offering you a price that’s fair, reflects the current automobile market and the condition of your car.
Better still, we offer free pick up of your vehicle – and a free valuation. If you’ve long been annoyed by the rust bucket that’s been sat on your property for years or just cannot find anyone to take a damaged car off your hands, we can help!
Interested in learning more? Get in touch with us today to receive your FREE quotation. If you’ve long wanted to remove that rust bucket from your property hassle-free and quick – and put some dollars in your pocket, we can help you.