What determines whether or not your car is a total loss after an accident?

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Have you been involved in a car accident and unsure of how much damage was actually done to your vehicle?  Your insurance company will send an appraiser out to assess the damage for repairs but if the damage is great, you may have a totaled car on your hands.

What does a totaled car mean?

It means the damage is so severe; it will cost your insurance company more money to repair. Insurance companies aren’t going to spend more money than they have to so if your vehicle’s repairs cost more than 70% of the value of the vehicle, they will most likely total the car. Older cars are especially prone to being totaled in an accident as replacement parts can be difficult to find or worse yet, expensive. There are also other factors in totaling a car such as damage to the vehicles frame. The force of impact in an accident can do structural damage to a car and cause the frame to twist or buckle. Your insurance company may determine that structural damage to the frame is too great to repair and therefore the car is a “total” loss.

In these instances, it is important that you take your vehicle to an experienced and reputable collision center such as ICC Collision. We have years of experience in collision repair and we’ll work closely with your insurance company to make sure all repair are performed to put your vehicle back to factory specifications.

When you have your car taken to one of our collision centers, you can rest assured that we are on your side to make sure the insurance company can assess the damage and offer the best scenario to get you and your car back on the road as soon as possible.  If your car is totaled you will then be paid by your insurance company and you can then begin the search for your new ride.

If your car is not totaled, we will have our trained technicians working on getting you back in the driver’s seat and safely back on the road.  Contact ICC Collision Centers at one of our Four Locations in California and Arizona.

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