If your vehicle has been in a wreck, you may wonder how to sell your damaged car. Depending on how extensive the damage is, you may be able to have it repaired and then sell it, or you may have to sell it for parts or scrap. One of the most essential aspects of selling a damaged car is honesty, many states have lemon laws, as well as laws regarding false advertising.
Before attempting to sell a damaged vehicle, you should have it looked at by your mechanic. This way, you’ll know the extent of the damage, and have an idea of how much repairs will cost, and how much the vehicle is still worth. Based on the report, you can decide whether it will be worth it to have the vehicle repaired for resale, or whether the cost of repairs will far exceed the car’s value.
If you determine that your vehicle can be saved and you have the money for repairs, you should have it repaired and sell it through the private market. If you have been issued a salvage title for your vehicle, because your insurer views it as non-repairable, then you can sell it to a savage lot or as a salvage title vehicle. Mechanics and enthusiasts sometimes buy salvaged vehicles to fix and resell, or fix and put on display. As long as you are honest about your vehicle’s condition, you can sell it on this market, by listing it as a used vehicle with a salvage title. If you think that the parts are worth more than the vehicle, you can sell them to a salvage lot or to private buyers using Internet classified sites. If you can’t get money for parts, consider selling your vehicle to a salvage lot, or to a scrap metal buyer, who will pay based on the weight.