Have you ever had to deal with a totaled car? If so, you’ve probably heard of branded titles and the headache that goes along with them.
Branded titles can seem confusing, especially since every state handles them differently. But it’s important to understand what it means for you as the owner, or a potential purchaser of a vehicle, with a branded title status.
No one enjoys having to spend money on car repairs. But since they keep your car running and on the road, they are sometimes necessary.
If you aren’t saving up for unexpected repairs, the cost can seriously wreck an already tight budget.
So what should you do if you simply can’t afford to fix your car?
The good news is, you do have some options. Let’s explore a few of them.
Sometimes after an accident, the damage is so severe the vehicle is beyond repair. When this happens, the insurance company decides the car is classified as totaled.
They declare it a total loss.
But what exactly does that mean?
Are you a green car owner?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to drive a hybrid or stop driving altogether to make a difference. No matter what kind of vehicle you’re using here are seven ways, you can help protect the environment.
These ideas are simple to implement, and beneficial. They’ll help reduce pollution and keep the ground water clean. After all, we want this place to be around for the next generation to enjoy.
Winter’s snow and ice are quickly approaching. Is your car ready?
If not, here are six simple ways to prepare for the cold season.
Getting scammed sucks!
Consumer education is a huge part of protecting yourself. Then you’ll know what red flags to watch for. There are scammers in every industry, so you’ve got to be on your toes.
If you’re in the market to junk your vehicle, it’s important to work with a reputable salvage yard. You don’t want to deal with a fly by night company that tries to take everything it can.
To help you avoid dishonest companies, here are five warning signs you may be getting scammed.
Is there an abandoned car on your property?
Whether you’re talking about a car that’s been rusting in the woods for decades, or a broken-down clunker that someone ditched on the street next to your house, you can legally get them removed.
Even if you don’t have the title.
But, there are a few steps you’ll have to take first. Before Tear-A-Part can remove the vehicle for you, you’ll have to have permission from the proper authorities. And have all the paperwork completed.
Deciding your car isn’t worth fixing is frustrating. No one really wants to deal with a junker.
It might be tempting just to park it somewhere and forget about it. If you own a lot of land, or don’t care about an eyesore, abandoning your vehicle might be the easiest option.
But just leaving your car sitting isn’t wise. If you leave it anywhere besides your land, without permission from the landowner, you’re violating Utah traffic laws.
Also no matter where you leave it, cars are full of pollutants. They never decompose. You’ll be dealing with a rusted hunk of junk decades from now.