Are You Selling Your Accident Car? Here’s How to Do It | Accident Cars |

Selling your car can be a daunting experience. The process is even harder if you decide to sell it individually instead of giving it to a car dealer. Selling an accident car, however, is extra challenging because of a variety of reasons ranging from legal requirements down to ethical considerations. Honesty is, generally, the best policy when selling your accident car.

So, your car got involved in a crush and now, you want to sell it off but you don’t know where to begin the process. Well, don’t panic; follow these simple steps and soon you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.


Step 1: Damage Assessment.

How bad is the car damaged? This can only be determined by a qualified car inspector who will carry out a full assessment of the vehicle and note down all the damage. This assessment will also determine whether your car can be repaired or if it should be sold as a ‘salvage’ vehicle. If it can be repaired, take photos of the damage before the repair. These may be demanded by a prospective buyer.


Step 2: Price Determination.

What is the potential price of the car after repair? You can check the recommended prices provided in the Kelly Blue Book or you can research through your local classified advertisements. A qualified car inspector can also provide advice on the retail price of your repaired car. A visit to your local junk dealer will give you a good indication of how much your car is worth – in the event that you want to sell it off as junk.

Step 3: Advertising.

After determining the price, go ahead and advertise. You can advertise in your local paper or on the internet. You can also make use of social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to reach to as many of your friends as possible. You must inform any buyer, during negotiations, that the car has been in an accident and give a detailed report on the damage sustained and repairs that were made. Provide the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of the repairs and allow the buyer to conduct their own inspection on the car.

Step 4: Documentation.

Finalize any sale with documentation. In the bill of sale, indicate that the car has been in an accident before you sign it and the buyer should also sign to show that he/she is aware of that fact. If the law requires that you obtain a certificate changing the status of the vehicle to ‘salvage’ then it will be upon you to provide this to the buyer. You must provide all the documents showing the vehicle’s history just as you would have done with a second hand car.


What are you waiting for? Go ahead


. You’ll be surprised about the demand for accident cars which are deemed inexpensive but still functional. If you follow these steps, selling your car after an accident can be as easy as selling a new one.