How to Deal with a Totaled Car That is Now a Junk Car


Sell Totaled Cars in San Antonio, TXThere are few things quite as distressing as experiencing a car accident. Unfortunately, the accident itself is often only the beginning. Once the dust has settled, you’re faced with a vehicle that’s suffered some kind of damage. Sometimes, the damage to your car is particularly severe. In fact, many vehicle owners end up having to sell their junk car after it’s been in a major accident.


We know that trying to figure out the next steps following an auto accident isn’t easy, and that’s why we’ve put together this blog post to walk you through some of your options. Keep reading to learn more.


Reimbursement from Your Insurance Company


Following an accident, you’ll hear from your insurance company (or the at fault driver’s insurance company) regarding the value of your vehicle. After the value has been determined, the insurance company can decide whether or not your vehicle should be officially considered “totaled,” which is short for a “total loss.”


If your car is deemed a total loss, the insurance company will write you a check for whatever they’ve determined its value to be. It’s hard to say in advance what this amount will actually come to — and sometimes it’s a lot less than you would’ve hoped for. Remember that if you’re at fault in an accident, you can only receive reimbursement from your insurance company if you have the right kind of coverage.


Repair Your Vehicle


If your car was only slightly damaged, it may not be totaled. Instead, it might be possible to fix it and get it back in running condition for a minimal amount of money. This option sometimes makes sense with older vehicles, where the reimbursement value for a totaled vehicle would be quite low.


Drive Your Vehicle As-Is


In some instances, your car may not have suffered any real damage at all: maybe a dent in the bumper, or something equally minor. In these cases, it’s up to you whether you want to keep driving it without making any repairs. Keep in mind, though: if your vehicle is severely damaged, driving it on the open road may be illegal due to its condition.



Sell Your Junk Car

On that note, though, it’s worth remembering that you can always sell your junk car — no matter what kind of shape it’s in. Junk A Car will gladly pay you cash for your totaled vehicle. Call us today at 844-901-4392 to find out more.


  • Get an instant vehicle valuation by dialing 1-844-901-4392
  • After accepting our offer you can set up a convenient time for one of our San Antonio area towers to come to your vehicle's location.
  • Our San Antonio tower will pay you the quoted amount on the spot.
  • We will remove your junk car 100% FREE of charge.


This following list is an average of the cars that we have purchased in your area. The actual value of your vehicle may be higher or lower than the average. Your car could be worth substantially more! Call now to get a quote.

VehicleMinimum PaidMaximum Paid
1995 Ford F-250150400
2004 Dodge Durango1002100
2006 Ford Freestar2501000
2000 Nissan Quest200700
2001 Dodge Dakota100660
1990 Chevrolet Chevy Van100400
1999 ford Mustang GT400400
1985 Ford Ranger100300
1994 Cadillac DeVille100400
1996 Infiniti G2070375
1997 Nissan Pathfinder75500
1978 Mercedes 450225225
1991 Ford F-250150340
2002 Lincoln LS200450
1992 Ford F-15025350
1995 Chevy Blazer185220
1995 Lexus ES 300200350
2003 Audi A63501050
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette100475
1993 Chevrolet Astro100425
1999 Chevrolet Blazer50425
1998 Chevrolet S-1050480
1999 Ford Contour50475
1985 Chevrolet Chevette175250
1989 Pontiac Bonneville80385
1993 Pontiac Sunbird100300
1993 Buick Regal100350
1997 Honda Prelude100360
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class100400
1999 Ford Ranger100425
1991 Chrysler New Yorker100290
2001 Chevrolet Malibu100500
1992 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale70375
2006 Suzuki Verona400400
1990 Chevrolet Lumina75350
2004 Chrysler Sebring75500
1998 Volvo V70200400
1994 Cheverolet Cavalier225225
1979 volkswagen rabbit200250
2006 Chevrolet HHR300900
1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata200300
1997 Lincoln Continental100350
2001 Chrysler Sebring50425
1986 Chrysler Fifth Avenue100280
1992 Lexus LS 400120400
1991 gmc pickup200200
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe200650
1971 mercedes 250z225225
1994 Chrysler New Yorker100325
2002 Kia Sportage100450

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