How to Sell a Salvage Car
A salvage car is one that an insurance company deems a total loss, usually due to an accident. Generally, a car is "totaled" when the repair or restoration costs exceed 75% of the vehicle's actual cash value. In that case, an insurance company will pay the owner the amount to replace the vehicle rather than the cost to repair it. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) then issues a salvage title to the car, and it is no longer legal to drive on public roads.