How much money can you get for a car at a junkyard?

Prices of around $150 per ton are common, so your average car is usually worth around $300 to a scrapyard. If you're being offered scrap prices for a car that has potential for salvaged parts or even an auction sale, you should negotiate further with the junkyard, or look for additional quotes.
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Can you get insurance on a totaled car?

State Farm will, however, insure a salvaged car that has been totaled out by another insurer. "We do not ask on our application whether the vehicle has a salvage title, but we do ask whether it has prior damage," says Dick Luedke, a State Farm spokesperson. Insurance companies are understandably wary.
  • What is the blue title in a car?

    In the majority of states, a Blue Title is a salvage vehicle title. It means the car has been in a major accident, fire or flood. The vehicle is un-drivable and cannot be licensed. In most cases, a green title represents a normal car, and a orange title is given to a rebuilt vehicle.
  • Can you get insurance on a totaled car?

    State Farm will, however, insure a salvaged car that has been totaled out by another insurer. "We do not ask on our application whether the vehicle has a salvage title, but we do ask whether it has prior damage," says Dick Luedke, a State Farm spokesperson. Insurance companies are understandably wary.
  • Is a car totaled if the airbags go off?

    It is often said that a deployed airbag means a vehicle is totaled, which is not always true. The cost of replacing the airbag and the physical damage to the front end exceeds the total actual cash value of the vehicle. His insurance company totals his vehicle out because it is not worth fixing.

Updated: 25th November 2019

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