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Rebuildable Wrecked Cars Cedar Rapids 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.

Kelley's Auto Body
(319) 364-2639, 001-2004
1815 16th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Jiffy Lube
(319) 377-5583
1204 7th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Oil Change and Lube, Automotive Transmission

Kevins Transmission & Auto Repair
(319) 366-8971
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Downtown Tire Co
(319) 366-1807
402 2nd Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Wal-Mart Supercenter
(319) 390-9939
3601 29th Street Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Cedar Rapids Transmissions
(319) 362-9447
426 8th Avenue Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Firestone Truck & Farm Tire Cen of Brdgstne/Frstne
(319) 364-9175
2 Avenue Se & 10 St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Tire Shops

Aamco Transmissions
(319) 366-2725
1740 16 Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Automotive Transmission

Andrews Collision Center Inc
(319) 365-4626
815 3rd St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Auto Body

Meineke Car Care Center
(319) 366-6663
3733 1st Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Mufflers Repair

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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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