When an accident occurs, the first thing that you would think about is the loss that you will incur. This could be the loss of a family member or any other person that you were driving with when the accident occurred. The loss of the car that you owned before the accident occurred is also another thing that you would have to think about. Chances are high that you would even consider selling your car as scrap. Not yet; your car should not be considered as scrap and yet it can be driven to the garage in order to be repaired. The main thing that you should do is to consider selling your vehicle in the condition that it is. That is why you should determine the salvage value of your vehicle in order to put it on sale.
Insurance companies are the ones that determine whether your car should be considered as salvage or not. You can also determine this on your own before asking the insurance company. If your automobile would be expensive to repair in comparison to the current value of the car, then it should definitely be considered as salvage.
The following tips should help you get the best quote for your car:
Sell your car to the big fish
Certainly the first thing that you would probably think about is visiting your nearest dealers and asking them to buy your car. This is a good thing to do but you should look at the bigger picture. Selling your car to the local dealers would only mean that you would get the lowest quote. The local dealers normally do this in order to get some profit once they sell the cars to the big fish in the market. Make this to be your task; drive the car to the biggest dealer in town. Chances are high that they would offer the best quote.
A small repair would do
The main reason as to why your car would get a small quote is due to the faults that it has. This implies that working on these faults will attract a better salvage value. Find yourself a mechanic who would not charge you a lot for the small repair services. Then try to identify the small issues that you can deal with. For example imagine that your automobile was wrecked to the extent that it cannot be driven off the garage. In this case, the best thing to do is to repair the car until it can easily be driven. By doing this, you can be sure that you would get a better price tag.
Avoid unnecessary expenses
Why call for towing services while you can drive the car out of the garage? These are the expenses that you should be avoiding. They would simply add up to the overall price that you would be paying to get your salvage car to the dealer.