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 888-323-7128 to find out more.


  • Get an instant vehicle valuation by dialing 1-800-303-9971
  • 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.

Vehicle Minimum Paid Maximum Paid
1998 Mercury Sable25390
2003 Kia Optima200525
1995 Infiniti G2040375
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6250500
2003 Saturn Ion75450
1984 Pontiac Fiero100300
1984 Mazda B-Series Pickup100400
1990 volkswagen golf gdl200200
1997 Ford F-15075400
1999 Infiniti G20125350
2005 Nissan Altima1251550
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis50400
2004 Pontiac Grand Am100475
1994 pontiac sunfire300300
2003 Audi A63501050
1981 DOTSON dotson100100
1995 Chrysler Concorde50385
1996 Toyota Corolla50510
1998 Volvo S7075400
1998 Ford Escort50450
2000 Honda Passport250750
1992 Ford E-250250320
1992 Dodge Caravan75375
2000 Chrysler Concorde100380
1992 Ford Crown Victoria25400
1985 Plymouth Reliant K100225
2001 Suzuki Esteem195400
1993 Isuzu Rodeo50350
1975 dodget cornet250250
1972 pontiac lemans225225
1985 Buick LeSabre150300
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage175300
1989 Volkswagen Fox150250
1982 Ford F-100150200
1993 Dodge Shadow125325
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme100400
2001 Volvo S40120415
1996 Nissan Quest50400
1993 Nissan Maxima100500
1991 Buick Century100385
1994 Chevrolet Suburban100500
1992 Toyota Pickup175500
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-42501000
1971 mercedes 250z225225
1997 Chevrolet Venture100430
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee50500
1986 Mercedes 300 DL200200
2001 Saab 40672235400
2001 Chevrolet Prizm125350
1977 oldsmobile cutless supreme225225

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