What is a salvaged car?
Put simply, a salvaged car is one that an insurance company no longer considers fit for use on the road in its current state. If a vehicle has been in an accident, stolen or weather-damaged and repairs will cost more than the vehicle is worth, the insurance company will write it off and take possession.
Insurance companies sell the vehicles on to us if the total damage exceeds a certain percentage of the value of the car and this can range from 75-90 percent. These vehicles are declared a ‘total loss’ by the insurance company. There are different salvage categories which are used to explain the type of damage to the vehicle and help a buyer know the history of the vehicle they are potentially going to own.