salvage history reported?

Asked by Sep 06, 2019 at 12:21 AM about the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Question type: General

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If you're asking what salvage history is, it's a report that shows that the car experienced great damage and the insurance company chose to financially total it out, as the cost to repair exceeded the value of the car itself. If this report accompanies a car for sale, only a seasoned mechanic should even consider buying the car as damage is likely extensive and repairs might only make sense if someone was doing the work for himself and not charging for labor.

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Sometimes a “total” is only about 70% of value...or even as innocuous as hail or light flood incident. Mechanics are NOT the skill set you want to employ here, as a seasoned body shop tech is better for evaluating structural integrity and corrosion. Wrenches look at parts....


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