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Buying Totaled Cars Des Moines 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.

Waste Management Des Moines
(515) 265-5267
201 SE 18th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Metro Recycling Center
(515) 262-4040
1817 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA

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Metro Park East Landfill
(515) 967-2076
12181 NE University AVE
Mitchelville, IA

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Abc Recycling
(515) 244-5062
829 SE 21st St
Des Moines, IA
 
R2R Recycling
(515) 262-8400
4001 Delaware Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
A-TEC Recycling
(800) 551-4912
PO BOX 7391 5745 NE 17th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Regional Collection Center HHW Program
(888) 603-2739
225 Prairie Drive
Bondurant, IA

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Action Electric, Des Moines & Surrounding
(515) 289-2929
1717 Keo Way
Des Moines, IA
 
Iowa Recycling Assn
(515) 265-1596
2742 E Market St
Des Moines, IA
 
Silvercrest Recycling Inc
(515) 266-7306
1665 E Madison Ave
Des Moines, 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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