You crashed your car. Now what?
You wrecked your car. Now what?
It’s a position that no one wants to be in. If you’ve wrecked your car, the vehicle could be a total loss, meaning that, even if the car can be fixed, the repairs might cost more than it is worth. Or maybe you don’t have full insurance coverage and can’t afford the work. The car could also be so old that it’s simply not worth repairing.
Whatever your situation, if there’s no salvaging your wrecked car, you might be wondering what the next steps are.
How to dispose of a total loss vehicle
If you’re buying another car, you might be wondering whether you can trade in your totaled vehicle. Most dealerships won’t accept a car that was severely damaged in an accident. There are some that might take them as salvage vehicles, but this is uncommon. And dealerships that are willing to take a total loss vehicle usually won’t give you the best price.
You could try to sell the car for parts online. You might get lucky, but honestly, there aren’t a lot of personal buyers out there interested in purchasing wrecked cars. This option can be frustrating and unlikely to lead to success. And when you’ve wrecked your car, the last thing you need is more frustration.
So how do you get that wrecked vehicle off your hands?
The best way to sell your wrecked car
The best way to dispose of your total loss vehicle is to call a junk car buyer like All Car Buys. We will pay cash and pick up the car for free. This is, hands down, the most convenient option, especially if the car is entirely undrivable. Our professional drivers can zip out to your property with a flatbed truck to pick up a vehicle that no longer runs. All you have to do is sign the paperwork.
Note that we cannot buy cars that have been in a fire or cars that are under lien. Any liens must be satisfied before we dispatch a driver to your location. Additionally, all cars must be in possession of the owner—we cannot pick up vehicles from impound lots. If your car has been impounded, you’ll need to pay to release it and have it transported to your property first.
To sell your wrecked car, you’ll need a valid state ID and a paper title. If you don’t have the title, and the vehicle is at least 10 years old, you can fill out form 82137, also known as an Application for a Derelict Motor Vehicle Certificate and Request to Cancel Title.
Related: Need to make sense of the paperwork? Look no further than our comprehensive guide to the necessary paperwork for selling your junk car here.
Need a buyer for a wrecked car?
Are you looking for someone to take your wrecked car off your hands? If you’re in Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Lake County or Polk County in Florida, give us a call. The process could not be easier or more convenient. We come to you, purchase your junk car for a fair price, and haul it away for free!