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Buying Totaled Cars Ames IA

Damaged and totaled cars can be great opportunities for a cheap car. Many wrecked or storm damaged vehicles become salvage vehicles that have been written off by insurance companies. Many are repairable and can make good project cars.

Ames Area Redemption Center
(515) 663-9610
1822 E Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Chitty Garbage Service Incorporated
(515) 232-5746
67 N Ave
Nevada, IA
Spectrum Industries
(563) 382-6514
2510 172nd Avenue
Decorah, IA

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Central Disposal Landfill
(641) 592-9182
21265 430th Street
Lake Mills, IA

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Adair County Sanitary Landfill and Recycling Center
(641) 743-8343
1645 State Highway #25
Menlo, IA

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Bell Salvage
(866) 959-5391
500 Freel Dr
Ames, IA
Boone County Recycling Ctr
(515) 433-0591
1109 Division St
Boone, IA
Muscatine County Regional Collection Center
(563) 263-0482
1459 Washington Street
Muscatine, IA

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Lake Park Curbside Recycling Program
(712) 832-3527
Lake Park, IA

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Waste Management of Iowa - Fairfield
(641) 472-2952
2060 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, IA

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Buying Totaled Cars

Along with hurricanes, floods, hail, and tornadoes come destroyed and damaged cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Some are new cars that have been damaged or flooded while sitting on dealer lots. Others are used cars owned by individuals, dealers, and businesses.

Many of these vehicles have been totaled – written off as total losses – by insurance companies. These become "salvage" vehicles.

Flood damaged cars or weather damaged cars are often written off – "totaled" – by insurance companies as complete losses which, in effect, invalidates the titles since the vehicles don't legally exist any longer. However, since many of these vehicles are actually repairable and can be reasonably cleaned up, they can return to life as rebuilt salvage vehicles.

Salvage vehicles are sold at to rebuilders and the public at .

Salvage cars and flood damaged cars can, at the same time, be both great opportunities or great problems. Rebuilding salvage vehicles can be a rewarding endeavor, or even become a profitable business. However, if you're simply in the market for a good used car and are unknowingly sold a vehicle with hidden damage, you will be very disappointed, to say the least.

Damaged and salvage vehicles also make good project cars.

What's a salvage title?
Salvage cars are those that have been damaged or totaled, paid off (and therefore purchased) by insurance firms, who then can sell these cars t...

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