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Rebuildable Wrecked Cars Ames IA

In cases such as those in which a large number of vehicles are damaged at the same time, as in a flood or hurricane, an insurance company may survey only a few vehicles and then, to save time and expense, declare large groups of similar vehicles as total losses even though some of the vehicles may have only minor damage.

City of Ames (Fleet Services Dept.)
(515) 239-5522, 001-2004
2207 Edison Street
Ames, IA
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Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Midas Auto Service Experts
(515) 232-4153
113 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Mufflers Repair

Aamco Transmissions
(515) 292-4301
220 S Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
 
Brown''s Heavy Equipment
(515) 232-8456
1926 E Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Services
Automotive Transmission

Larson Wayne Collision Specialists
(515) 232-3000
2017 E Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Services
Alignment Repair

Crowner Tire and Automotive Center
(515) 232-6351
202 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Services
Alignment Repair

Midas Ames
(515) 232-4153
113 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday - Closed

Trickles Tires and Automotive
(515) 232-3743
120 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Services
Alignment Repair

Mitchell Automatic Transmission CO
(515) 232-4080
114 Kellogg Avenue
Ames, IA
 
Jiffy Lube
(515) 233-5823
232 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA
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Oil Change and Lube, Automotive Transmission

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Rebuildable Wrecked Cars

Wrecked cars are often repairable and can be great project cars for buyers willing to make the necessary repairs. Properly rebuilt cars can be just as reliable and safe as any other car. Salvage cars can be a great opportunity to save money and have a little fun too.

Where do repairable salvage cars come from?
Insurance companies often declare accident-damaged vehicles as total losses rather than pay for repairs. The typical rule is that if the cost of repairs will exceed 70%-75% of the replacement value, then the vehicle will be totaled.

This can vary by state. In many cases these "distressed" vehicles are not rebuildable at all. However, in other cases, distressed vehicles have damages that can be easily repaired and are perfectly rebuildable to full safe operational condition.

In cases such as those in which a large number of vehicles are damaged at the same time, as in a flood or hurricane, an insurance company may survey only a few vehicles and then, to save time and expense, declare large groups of similar vehicles as total losses even though some of the vehicles may have only minor damage.

Some salvage vehicles have little or no damage
Oftentimes there are vehicles among those that are flood damaged that actually have only superficial damage, or no damage at all. In some states all these vehicles end up with salvage or flood titles, regardless of actual condition. Repairing such vehicles may only require some minor body wo...

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