The term is bandied around a lot; you hear it all the time in anger or conversation when a car isn’t working as well as it could, but what exactly is a junk vehicle? Many people think about an orange rusted old small automobile parked on a lawn or in a driveway; in fact, that was the first thing that came to everyone’s mind before they became familiar with this field. Just some old dismantled “thing” that had no value for anyone, sees, people still can’t get that image out of their head, but in many people’s minds, an automobile might be called junk for a variety of reasons or conditions.

Aside from the image etched in my mind from a long time ago, a car that simply does not run anymore is regarded as junk by many. You can easily picture someone kicking the tire of their automobile since it suddenly stopped working in the midst of a highway. It’s the car on the side of the road because the transmission began grinding and eventually broke down, or the radiator blew off just because the car is overheated by something, or the automobile in the driveway is heated for some strange reason that just won’t start. Cars that have been in accidents can also be classified as junk, especially if they appear to be beyond repair.

In general, a junk car is one that has little or no value to its owner. A junk or salvage car is one that does not run, has been wrecked in an accident, or the cost to repair a broken down car exceeds the owner’s estimated value of the car. Aside from people’s perceptions, several states have the authority to designate car junk, salvaged, repaired, and so on. Typically, this occurs after an automobile has been in an accident and was sold to a dealer by an insurance company because the total amount of damage and repair costs surpassed 75% of the vehicle’s current worth. Most people are unaware that when a car is purchased from an insurance company, it is considered totaled and will be declared junk in most, if not all, states, and will be branded with a salvage, junked, or rebuilt title, and getting a car with this type of title registered in many states requires a separate anti-theft inspection on top of all other state requirements, which is not a fun task at all.

I hope you found this post informative and learned how many people, businesses, and even states consider a vehicle to be salvaged, junk, or rebuilt. Sell Junk Car Aventura is a company that buys Junk Cars and can help you get rid of your junk car. You can check their website whenever you get the opportunity, and feel free to contact them with any questions you may have concerning junk vehicle removal and your current situation.