Accident Damaged Vehicles – How Much Damage is Too Much?

South Africa doesn’t have the best road safety record in the world. From minor scrapes and bumps to high impact crashes, most vehicle accidents will result in damage that require the expertise of a panel beating auto body repair shop. Accident damaged vehicle repair isn’t always simple and straightforward. Even small accidents can lead to expensive and timely repairs. The style of the damaged vehicle as well as the type of impact will factor into determining the amount of damage that has occurred.

Sometimes it isn’t that easy to determine whether your accident damaged vehicle is a write-off or if it can still be salvaged. When it is just too expensive to repair, these vehicles can be sold as scrap to scrapyards who will salvage the working parts and resell them as second-hand vehicle parts. The rest of the vehicle will then be used as scrap metal. The trick comes in knowing when a car is totalled or when it can still be salvaged.

Many vehicle owners in South Africa think that there is no hope at all if their insurance company deems their car to be a write-off. However, the extent of the damage has little to do with whether or not your insurer will declare the car a total loss. Instead, they will base their ultimate decision on the cost of the vehicle repairs compared to the market value of the vehicle. Should the auto body damage of the vehicle cost more than what the vehicle is actually worth, the insurer will deem the car a write-off.

This is why you can still get a great price for your vehicle, since the working parts of the car that wasn’t damaged in the accident can still be salvaged and resold to other vehicle owners of a similar make and model. In South Africa in particular, there is a healthy market for accident damaged vehicles and if your vehicle is damaged beyond repair in an accident you can still get some returns on your investment.

Get Money for your Accident Damaged Vehicles from A.S.A.P. Spares

At A.S.A.P. Spares we not only provide affordable Peugeot and other vehicle parts, but also provide a specialised service to our clients. We run a scrapyard that salvages usable auto parts from wrecks. Many of the auto parts in car wrecks are still in mint condition and promise a long service life. At the same time we are able to help our customers to still get money for a wrecked vehicle.

If an accident damaged vehicle’s damage is higher than its value, an insurance company may opt not to pay for its repair. This can be devastating for any household, but now you don’t have to let your vehicle rust up your driveway. At A.S.A.P. Spares we can offer you value for your accident damaged vehicle while helping other vehicle owners get the best value out of their vehicles.

Aside from operating our own successful scrapyard, A.S.A.P. Spares also offer many other value-adding services. These include providing affordable used and new auto parts for many popular vehicle makes and models. Through our complete dedication to adding value to the lives of our customers we have grown exponentially since our inception nearly a decade and a half ago. We provide both new and used auto parts for popular makes such as Peugeot, Renault, Chevrolet and Opel, among many others.

We buy our accident damaged vehicles from leading auction houses and salvage yards in and around Pretoria, as well as directly from the public. This provides us with an endless supply of top quality and great condition second-hand auto parts that can be salvaged and used for many, many years of reliable service.

A.S.A.P. Spares now also provides a towing service. We have invested in our own Hino roll back truck. This allows us not only to haul a vehicle on top of the flatbed but also make it possible to tow a vehicle behind the truck as well. Even though we mainly operate a six-ton towing truck within the Gauteng region, A.S.A.P. Spares is able to assist you in hauling your vehicle cross-country should the need arise.

Contact A.S.A.P. Spares to learn more about our accident damaged vehicles service and how we can help you get the most out of your accident damaged car.