Wrecked Car Damaged Vehicle Blog

RSS Grab DamageMAX RSS Feeds

Ask the Doctor presents: The CAR-diologist Answers Your Questions About Your Wrecked Car

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 15, 2013

Potential DamageMAX.com Customer - Question for the Doctor


Confused after a Collision: I was in an accident that was not my fault. Even though the airbag did not deploy, my 2006 Toyota Camry's entire front end needs to be repaired or replaced. The fender, bumper, headlights, grill, hood and door were severely damaged. The motor has not been checked yet because the other driver's insurance company has not looked at my car. But I think it is OK because the engine was still running even after the accident. My mechanic told me that the repairs could be $5,000 or more.

Will my car be totaled?


The CAR-Diologist: Without knowing the mileage or specifications of your vehicle, projecting a value is difficult for me. However, my guess is that your vehicle has a retail value around $12,000 with an average of 80K miles. Without knowing the state you reside in I don't know the total loss threshold but 70% is a good guess. Given this, your car will probably be repaired instead of totaled.

DamageMAX can quote you a price on the damaged vehicle and allow you to take the repair money, our check for your wreck and buy a new car instead of repairing your current one. But if they pay you $12,000 for a total loss, it is your best option. The game changer for you is mileage. If your car has very high mileage, the insurance company might reduce your settlement to reflect those miles, making it less attractive for you to take the total loss. My diagnosis for you is to go to the 2 links below and call me in the morning:

Recent Posts


buyer of wrecked cars CarBUYERUSA.com collision repairs buy vehicles buys wrecked cars retail value repair an old or worn out vehicle fix your car cash out repairs repair your wrecked vehicle reduction of resale value vehicle for trade-in fix the vehicle car parts buy your wrecked car buy your car wreck your vehicle problem vehicle Donate Your Wrecked Vehicle liability only Clean-Break TIP sell it online industry insider retained by the owner damaged vehicle Selling your wrecked vehicle Call DamageMAX now! insurance company vehicle wrecked CAR-Diologist wrecked auto sell junk cars damaged cars how much it costs sell to damageMAX cash only car parts and components AAA CarFax Reports cash for your vehicle selling your wrecked car sell your car buy your wrecked vehicle selling flood damaged cars repair providers high mileage vehicle selling a damaged car repaired sell your vehicle as-is Diminished Vehicle Value repair your car collision repair free quote repair bills flood damaged cars Sell your wreck selling any vehicle sell your wrecked car selling your damaged vehicle sell your damaged sell Body shops how to sell a damaged car sell the wrecked vehicle sell a wrecked vehicle buy your car for cash auto body collision repair sell your wrecked car online DamageMAX Difference auto insurance coverage High mileage vehicles junk cars damaged vehicle replacement buys your wreck damaged vehicle to sell diminished value trends car for sale selling a damaged vehicle broken vehicles Honda trade-in negative carfax reports buy your vehicle broken vehicle sell your high mileage vehicle title processing procedures trade in damaged vehicle purchases wrecked car sell your damaged vehicle repair your vehicle wreck your car Maximum Value for damaged vehicle vehicle for cash fast sell a damaged car administrative fees tow charges sell damaged vehicles immediate cash offer sell a car buy any wrecked vehicle cash for the car used vehicle wrecked your vehicle car accident with no insurance car buying business Trade-in Program Dr Harrington car parts for cash value CarFax buy salvage title vehicles buying a used car Sell your car FAST diminished value sell vehicles check for your wreck damaged by collision CarbuyerUSA cash out of your wrecked vehicle Sell DamageMAX your wreck buys any wrecked car vehicle value wrecked vehicle top dollar for your damaged vehicle sell your Honda for Top Dollar sell your old car car's value Dr. Harrington pre-cash value selling a vehicle owner retained trade-in value value of the vehicle repair a vehicle repair the vehicle DJ Harrington we buy any car un-repaired collision flood vehicles wrecker services salvage title vehicle wrecked vehicles vehicle's value buy your wreck accident with no insurance We Total Any Car buy a broken vehicle selling their damaged car wrecked truck DamageMAX selling flood damaged vehicles damaged vehicle for cash replacement vehicle value of your vehicle free price quote cash offer salvage value wreck 12% in diminished value Damaged Car wrecked car experts repairing the wrecked car car for top dollar car is wrecked buy a car trade their damaged car Chicago car is not totalled sell car parts problem truck sold Branded title vehicles vehicle values DamageMAX.com buys any car leaking fluids sell the vehicle value for your Damaged vehicle We buy damaged vehicles cash offer on any damaged vehicle sell online owner retained vehicle sell the car E15 engine damaged vehicle trade legal for less repair orders sell your vehicle Sell your wrecked vehicle Used vehicle values repair the wrecked car car buyer damaged vehicles call DamageMAX car buyers recycle junk cars for cash towing company buy the damaged vehicle storage or tow yard buy wrecked cars wrecked vehicle, problem vehicles old junker buy damaged vehicles sell your Honda money for damaged vehicles Collision damaged vehicles buy damaged cars insurance check Top Dollar sell junk car repairing the vehicle repairing your wrecked car buy any car cash for your wrecked vehicle D.J. car into cash average tow & storage bill settlement check repair check inoperable cars damaged vehicle world post-crash value selling totaled vehicles old car repairing the car Inoperable vehicles selling a wrecked car sell damaged cars selling their wrecked cars wrecked your car buyer of damaged vehicles Problem vehicles consumer awareness



    Does your car have body damage ?

    Number of airbags blown?

    Do you have a collision estimate?

    What is your insurance deductible?

    Is your car drivable?

    Do you have the car’s title?

    Does the vehicle have a salvage or rebuilt title?

    Does the vehicle motor run?



    Fair market value prior to accident $

    Sell my damaged vehicle
    Check for my vehicle AS-IS

    This represents a cash offer for the vehicle as described by the seller.

    Net Repair Check

    Proceeds for repairs that can be used for purchasing a replacement vehicle.

    Deductible Payment

    Amount you save if you sell the car now

    Cash Toward a New Vehicle
    Out of Pocket Expenses