Originally Answered: Can your car obtain a salvage title for having its seats, mirrors, and radio stripped?
yea right it was a salvage title before that happened, a vehicle is a salvage title when the cost to repair, exceeds the cost to fix it, so seats, mirrors and a radio will not qualify as a total. I do not buy, salvage cars, I suggest you stop throwing your money down the crapper too, A salvage or rebuilt car is worthless, Once totaled by insurance, no matter how much you pay for it, If it gets in another accident the insurance company NEVER PAYS FULL MARKET VALUE. SOME PEOPLE, BUY A SALVAGE CAR, FOR 10 GRAND OR MORE, INSURE IT using the vin, never telling the insurance company its a salvage, thinking they are slipping one by, the insurance company will happily take your money, year after year for full coverage. But if the car is ever totaled in another wreck, you are SCREWED. the insurance company knew from day one it was a salvage vehicle.and they do not pay TWICE. YOU MAY GET 25 PERCENT OF THE VALUE, if you can prove it was in perfect condition?? how do you prove definitively a completely totaled car was in good condition??? YOU CANT, AND THEREFORE INSURANCE REFUSES TO PAY FOR THE CAR, AND YOU ARE OUT 10 GRAND, or what ever you paid for it.
Often times salvage cars are rebuild by people in a hurry to make money, and do not care about quality workmanship or safety, cars have been patched together, two damaged cars, can be cut in half and re welded in some cases (a frame welded in this manner, is not safe, unless great care and a lot of extra work is taken to do it properly, cars have been sold gotten hit in a accident and broken in half, questions pop on here weekly about insurance companies refusing to pay for full coverage of a Salvage car after years of taking payments, you think of it, someone has done it, there is no agency that overlooks the rebuilding of these cars, so other than a minor inspection to see that the vin matches, not much is done to ensure the safety of you, or me, so if you think hahahah I can get a 20 thousand dollar car for 10 and ride around in style, think again, you can buy one huge headach, with air bags, or air conditioning or engine computer systems that never function properly again. best of luck, always take any used car to a mechanic BEFORE BUYING. there are many more things I forgot to mention, but rereading the answers comments I see others put it in as well , so get a clue, this is a dangerouse game you are playing, and being stuck, with a used car no dealer will take, no one wants to buy, that is hard to sell SUCKS.