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Buying Totaled Cars Fort Dodge 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.

Mobile Crushing & Recycling
(515) 576-8080
1828 Johnson Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
Regional Recycling Ctr
(515) 955-2781
2150 S 22nd St
Fort Dodge, IA
Lake Park Curbside Recycling Program
(712) 832-3527
Lake Park, IA

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A-TEC Recycling
(800) 551-4912
PO BOX 7391 5745 NE 17th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Muscatine County Regional Collection Center
(563) 263-0482
1459 Washington Street
Muscatine, IA

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D & L Metal Recycling
(515) 573-5904
2120 S 11th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Mobile Crushing & Recycling
(515) 576-8080
2663 Osceola Ave
Otho, IA
Adair County Sanitary Landfill and Recycling Center
(641) 743-8343
1645 State Highway #25
Menlo, IA

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

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Council Bluffs Regional Collection Center
(712) 328-4985
4441 Gifford Road
Council Bluffs, 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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