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Buying Totaled Cars Gig Harbor WA

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.

PC Salvage (Tacoma Store)
(125) 358-1051
3627 South 54th Street
Tacoma, WA

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Centerforce
(253) 584-1001
5204 Solberg Dr SW
Lakewood, WA

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PC Recycle, Inc.
(425) 697-6666
29100 Pacific Hwy. S. Suite 1
Federal Way, WA

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Salvation Army- Midway Store
(253) 839-8062
26401 Pacific Hwy S
Kent, WA

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Metals Express
(425) 271-5414
1374 Thornton Ave SW
Pacific, WA

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PC Salvage (Lakewood Store)
(253) 581-0511
8815 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA

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St. Vincent dePaul - Georgetown Store
(206) 763-8729
5960 4th Ave S
Seattle, WA

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Salvation Army - Burien Store
(206) 243-6370
13445 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA

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Binford's Metal Recycling
(253) 854-8000
26133 78th Ave S
Kent, WA

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St. Vincent dePaul - White Center Store
(206) 763-2130
9835 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA

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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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