When is it Not Worth it to Fix a Car? Real Answers!

Marc Skirvin
Marc Skirvin

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Not Worth it to Fix My Car?
Not Worth it to Fix My Car?

When it comes down to it, no one wants to deal with the hassle and headache that accidents bring to the table – especially considering the way that the modern economy is right now.

People just do not have the extra dough laying around to pay for major repairs or major maintenance on their vehicles, and if your insurance isn’t able to cover the total cost of these specific repairs you need to consider alternatives you have available to you.

However, let’s not let ourselves get too far ahead of the game here. There are a couple of things you need to consider before you decide it’s just not worth it to fix your vehicle.

When it cost more to fix your vehicle than its actual value, you need to look at other options

There are any different number of reasons that it just might not be worth it to fix your vehicle, but the most popular reason that people look for other alternatives and options is when costs to repair or fix your vehicle go far beyond the actual value of the car itself.

This is usually when an insurance company declares a vehicle to be “a total loss”, and will usually (but not always) result in a handsome check being cut to you to cover the value of said vehicle. It just wouldn’t make any sense to spend thousands and thousands of dollars to fix your vehicle when you could purchase a brand-new one for the same price – without any of the hassle, headache, and concern that he recently repaired vehicle brings to the table.

Bring your vehicle to a reliable and reputable mechanic to get a legitimate quote – and then check with two others to verify

At the same time, you need to bring your vehicle (in its damaged state) to a reliable and reputable mechanic to get a legitimate quote for the work and repairs needed to be performed to understand whether or not it makes sense to move on from your vehicle or to go with the repairs.

Not only will you want to get a quote from a top-of-the-line mechanic in your local area, but you’re also going to want to consider bringing the vehicle to at least two or three other mechanics as well to make sure that you aren’t being fleeced. Obviously, the prices may differ, but they should be in the same ballpark.

Finally, consider selling your total vehicle to a group like Cash Auto Salvage to maximize your profit potential

Lastly, and especially if you decide that it’s just not worth it to fix your vehicle, you’ll want to consider your other options. Working with a group like Cash Auto Salvage can guarantee you get top dollar (and cold hard cash) for cars in any condition – giving you an extra boost to your profits even after the insurance company has paid you for your total loss.

This is as close to a win-win situation as you’ll find, and certainly something that you’ll want to investigate!

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About the Author


Marc is the Co-Founder of Cash Auto Salvage and Director of daily operations. He retired from a leading Internet Marketing company in 2013 and has been involved in the automotive industry ever since.

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