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Follow These Tips to Junk or Salvage a Vehicle

by Alicia Sparks on

A junked vehicle, also called a salvage vehicle, is one so damaged, it makes more financial sense to sell its parts than to try to repair it and apply for a salvage title. Typically, people junk vehicles with the help of a junk or scrap yard, but some folks like to take a more DIY […]

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Tips for Buying or Selling a Salvage Vehicle by Melissa Crumish on

Whether you’re buying or selling a salvage vehicle, the bottom line is that you’re dealing with damaged goods. From a selling standpoint, it’s your responsibility to make any prospective buyer aware of the vehicle’s salvage status, and from a buyer’s standpoint, it’s your responsibility to know what you’re investing money in. Selling a Salvaged Vehicle […]

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Telltale Signs of a Salvaged Vehicle by Nadia Ibanez on

Unfortunately, from a car-buying standpoint, cosmetic repairs sometimes make it difficult to spot a vehicle that’s suffered severe fire, flood, accident, or storm damage. By law, the vehicle should be branded as a salvaged vehicle, but some unscrupulous sellers disguise their salvaged cars’ damage with superficial repairs so they can increase the resale value. Fortunately, however, […]

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Forms and Publications for First-Time Drivers by Melissa Crumish on

Learning to drive comes with many challenges, including the application process. Trying to solve which forms to submit can be more difficult than figuring out how to parallel park. To help you along, the following lists contain all the possible forms and publications you may need – contingent on your situation and state – for […]

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What to Do if Your Car Fails an Emissions Test by Nadia Ibanez on

Depending where you call home, you may be required to take your vehicle in for a smog check. Pass and you’ll be given a certificate, allowing you to register the vehicle. Fail and you’ll need to make the necessary repairs (out of your pocket) in order to make your vehicle smog-compliant.   Failing the Emissions […]

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