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Rebuildable Wrecked Cars Iowa City 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.

Precision Transmissions
(319) 351-6960
1907 Stevens Drive Suite C
Iowa City, IA
 
Midas Iowa City
(319) 351-7250
19 Sturgis Road
Iowa City, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday - Closed

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(319) 338-5469
231 E Burlington St
Iowa City, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
(319) 338-5469
231 E Burlington St
Iowa City, IA
Hours
M-F: 7:00am-7:00pm
Sa: 7:00am-6:00pm
Su: 8:00am-5:00pm

Accurate Automotive 1010 Orchard Street
(319) 351-5100
Accurate Automotive 1010 Orchard Street
Iowa City, IA
 
Absolute Graphics & Signs
(319) 679-2409
4942 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE
Iowa City, IA
Services
Auto Body

Murphy''s Power Equipment
(319) 679-2409
4942 Oak Crest Hill Rd Se
Iowa City, IA
Services
Auto Body

Carquest of Iowa City
(319) 351-3164
821 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA
Services
Auto Parts

Bud''s Tire Muffler Brakes Struts & Shocks
(319) 351-4300
2860 Independence Rd
Iowa City, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Autozone
(319) 354-8224
13 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA
Services
Auto Parts

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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