Salvage Cars: Debunking the Myths

Learn the truth about salvage cars and debunk the myths surrounding them. Discover the facts about insurance, repair costs, and more before making a purchase.

Salvage Cars: Debunking the Myths

Have you ever thought about buying a salvage car from a dealer, but dismissed the idea because of the negative myths surrounding them? Well, it's time to set the record straight and debunk those misconceptions. Here are the truths about salvage cars that you need to know before making a purchase.

Myth One: Special License is Required to purchase From a Dealer
Don't believe the myth that you need a special license or dealer status to purchase a salvage car. All you need is a valid driver's license or passport to make the transaction. It's that simple.

Myth Two: All Salvage Cars Are Wrecked
You might think that all salvage cars have been in a severe accident, but that's not always the case. Sure, some may have extensive damage, but others may have only suffered minor scrapes and bruises. In fact, older models with less value can be deemed salvaged even with minor damage. So, don't be quick to dismiss a salvage car based on assumptions.

Myth Three: Salvage Cars Can’t Get Insured
One of the most common misconceptions about salvage cars is that they cannot be insured, but this is not entirely true. While it's true that salvage title cars cannot be legally driven on the road until they are repaired and pass a salvage state inspection, they can still be insured once they have a rebuilt title. Rebuilt titles are issued to vehicles that have been repaired and inspected, allowing them to be legally driven on the road and insured with major insurance companies. While coverage options may be more limited for rebuilt titles, liability insurance is typically available and depending on your state and insurance company, you may even be able to get collision coverage. To learn more about read our article about Understanding Salvage Title Cars and Insurance.

Myth Four: Repair Costs Always High
One of the biggest misconceptions about salvage cars is that the repair costs are through the roof. But as we've previously mentioned, not all salvage cars have extensive damage. In many cases, they may only require basic and inexpensive repairs to become roadworthy again. Plus, with affordable replacement auto parts available, fixing a salvage car can be a cost-effective option.

So, there you have it, the truth about salvage cars. Don't let myths hold you back from exploring this financially beneficial opportunity. If you're interested in purchasing a salvage car, check out Bid Go Drive's extensive inventory of salvage and repaired vehicles. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.