Step 5: When it's time to throw it away. There's a moment when even the finest transmission service won't be able to help out your vehicle. A crash can cause your vehicle to get damaged beyond repair. Therefore, it is essential that you know the risks and what to do if you need to scrap your car in the event of a crash. Insurance companies can assist with the junking process. The process will be streamlined and help make the process easier to accomplish. You could find that you're working with an auto appraiser. It is important to fully understand the different appraisal steps and the way they work together. Calculate the value of your car - Your insurance provider will calculate the value of your vehicle valued at the time of the crash. The basis for this estimate is things like its Kelley Blue Book value and the possibility of its value depreciating over time. You won't get back what you paid for the car, so don't be expecting to receive it. Determine the potential cost of Repairs - While you could use the above steps to cut down on repairs that are required for your car, the insurance company will come up with a figure of how much it will cost to repair your vehicle with regular mechanics and suitable parts. Determining whether to Junk Your Car - An insurance provider may choose to scrap the vehicle if the value of your car is greater than the expense of repair. Instead, they'll pay to help haul it to the trashyard. In return, you'll earn a small amount of money typically between 200-500 dollars, in exchange for the scrap metal. Get a new vehicle - The insurance company will substitute your junked vehicle with one which is comparable or less in cost. There is no guarantee of what you paid for the vehicle, rather, what was the value of your vehicle in the moment it was damaged. These suggestions will allow you get rid of your vehicle to avoid unnecessary hassles.