vgonzalez wrote: Valdemar wrote:
I don't remember the salvage title being a big deal at all. I did need an inspection by a DMV registered repair shop, but there was one right by work and all the DMV was interested in were brakes and lights (headlamp alignment seemed to be a big deal). I also think my insurer wanted to take a quick look too, but that was just a formality.
No big deal, just 4 hours of my time and $100 or so wasted.
Thank you for the heads up on the DMV, the insurance has acknowledge that yes the car will continue under my insurance policy.
You are welcome. The insurance rate may go up, or not, I carry only liability now that my car is salvaged but my understanding you can usually still buy collision/comprehensive but they may want to see your car first. As for DMV I had to go to 3 different places:
a) a CHP office with paperwork about repair and parts used, I guess they wanted to make sure I didn't use parts that were stolen
b) a certified salvage inspection shop
c) DMV office - auto club doesn't do salvage title registrations
I'm not totally sure about the total cost of the above, it may have been more than $100, I know it registered in my memory as an expense I didn't plan for.
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