Canadians love their cars and with so many ways to purchase vehicles today, consumers need to know where to look to get the best bang for their buck!  Kijiji Cars pride itself as the hub of new, used and salvaged cars and trucks in Canada and perhaps entire North America. In fact, taking a closer look at this marketplace and the vehicles listed, there’s little doubt it is an excellent platform for local classifieds. It has almost all types of cars and trucks, both new and used ones!

Starters can get sleek entry-level autos for as little as $15,000 which is a huge bargain considering how expensive the same cars can cost elsewhere. Also, in this marketplace are commonly used Family Cars – Sedans, Vans and SUVs; Hatchbacks and Coupes liked by urban drivers, and trucks which are popularly used for commercial purposes. But much as Kijiji Cars serve a class of people whose dalliance with salvage cars is unrivaled, not everyone is of the idea that their choices are completely okay!

Should You Buy a Car with a Salvage Title?

Well, this could be hard to answer given the bad rap some associate with used cars. But to answer, this, take the case of a used Ford car, perhaps a 2014 Ford Edge or a 2017 Ford Mustang commonly sold for an arm and a leg when it’s brand-new. After trawling the web, looking for a budget car, you unexpectedly stumble upon it, and the price is way below your budget!

You do your homework, and nothing looks fishy including the seller and the general condition of the car. After taking a more profound look at it, you meet this notation on its title: Salvage.

Well, in ordinary terms, many do see a salvaged car as a gentle term for a car on its way to death. And, of course, it often complicates the whole decision of buying and owning a car. A dictionary definition of a Salvage Title is a vehicle that had been damaged so much so that if you were to buy and repair it, the cost of repairs would surpass the ultimate value of the vehicle.

Buying a Used Car? Here’s what to do so that you don’t buy a Salvaged one

Mostly, such a car comes with a notation, “salvage or repaired salvage.” It could be a remanufactured truck, a former taxi, a police car, warranty return or even a lemon-law buyback. Some unscrupulous sellers do take advantage of a budget buyer’s naivety to sell such a vehicle at a much higher price in what’s known as “Title Washing.”

If you are buying a car at a new, used and salvaged autos marketplace, be sure to take necessary caution and research about it beforehand. For $40, you can get its history report from Carfax or AutoCheck. While at it, find a distinguished mechanic to review the ‘new-to-you’ car before you take the plunge. As for the title document, scrutinize it well since fictitious sellers do create fake ones too.

You can, however, buy a salvaged title in Canada or even in the US. Branded titles often have no Blue Book value, and maybe no insurer will give you a policy. Your seller must be willing to help you ensure that the car is insured and adheres to all the rules required by the state.

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Blogging and Social Media is her passion by night, while project management and business development fills her day.

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