Hurricane Damaged Vehicles
2017 Hurricanes have caused unprecedented and catastrophic damage throughout the southern United States. Americans all over the region are working through a long and difficult cleanup process.
If during the hurricane recovery you find yourself with a flood-damaged car or hurricane damaged car, SUV, truck, boat or RV, You Call We Haul™ can help you dispose of your damaged vehicle in an efficient and environmentally friendly process. In doing so, we can get you money for your hurricane-damaged car or help a charity organization with your flood-damaged vehicle.
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Take advantage of our unique national network of buyers. They’ll bid on your vehicle in real time, giving you fast local service – and the best price.
No more waiting! Select a pick-up time that works for you. We’ll verify your car’s condition, check the title status, and handle all the paperwork.
Resources and FAQ
The following is a list of Resources and Frequently Asked Questions aimed at
helping owners of vehicles that have been either flood damaged or flood totaled
Hurricane Harvey Resources
Temporary application process for salvage and non-repairable vehicles damaged from hurricane
Process for Vehicles Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Vehicles damaged by Hurricane Harvey information from the State of Texas
Vehicles damaged by Hurricane Irma information from the U.S. Government and the State of Florida
Florida Residents Impacted by Hurricane Irma May Register for FEMA Assistance
Should I Start My Vehicle After a Hurricane?
Keeping Your Car Running After a Flood
That depends on the vehicle and your level of automotive know how. However, if you own a hybrid vehicle STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED TOWER or SHOP
If your car is not a hybrid or electric, but if your car was submerged into the wheel-well or if you think it was; AGAIN, STOP, DON’T PROCEED you need to take your time and do your research, Here’s a helpful and interesting article from the fine folks at Jalopnik about the effects of water on your vehicle engine and some pretty strong caution against proceeding too quickly.
How do I Dispose of a Hurricane Damaged Vehicle?
I need to sell my car after a hurricane
If your vehicle was damaged or flooded by a hurricane and the cost of repairs are worth more than the vehicle, the vehicle is non-repairable or potentially unsafe, the best way is to sell the vehicle is to licensed dismantlers or recyclers.
There are two separate conditions that should be considered
Was an Insurance Claim made on the vehicle? Could there be?
If no claim was filed or if you lack the comprehensive coverage for hurricane losses then disposing of your vehicle can be a confusing landscape.
In either case, you have a legal and of course ethical responsibility to disclose the nature and the extent of the damage. Misrepresenting this type of damage can be very dangerous and create liability for you as the seller.
You should also be very careful about whom you sell your vehicle to. Usually, after a natural disaster, there will be a large number of ‘opporunitistic’ buyers who will try to acquire affected vehicles and then later try to pass them off as ‘clean’ units. We recommend only selling to licensed dealers and dismantlers who understand the importance, intricacies, and legal requirements of hurricane and flood vehicles.
You Call We Haul deals exclusively with properly licensed and insured auto recyclers and scrap operations. Using You Call We Haul’s mobile tool allows you to easily relate these details to prospective buyers and get a fair and reliable quote for your damaged car or truck.
How to assess damage after a Flood Loss
Assessing the Damage After Flood Loss
Beware of Hurricane Vehicle Buyers
You should also be very careful about whom you sell your vehicle to. Usually, after a natural disaster, there will be a large number of ‘opportunistic’ buyers who will try to acquire affected vehicles for little money and then later try to pass them off as ‘clean’ units. We recommend only selling to licensed dealers and dismantlers who understand the important intricacies and legal requirements of hurricane and flood vehicles.
You Call We Haul deals exclusively with properly licensed and insured auto recyclers and scrap operations. Using You Call We Haul’s mobile tool allows you to easily relate these details to a prospective buyer and get a fair and reliable quote for your damaged car or truck.
We can help connect you to the best buyers in the business. But, if you want to deal directly we recommend that you look for some established brands when it comes to locating a licensed recycler.
My Insurance Company Paid Me, But I Still Have the Vehicle
If your vehicle was totaled in a hurricane, fire or by collision damage, and an insurance claim was paid to you but you’re still in possession of the vehicle (this is commonly referred to as an ‘owner retained’ unit) and you are likely to receive a salvage title on your vehicle. You must carefully disclose all this information before selling the unit.
I Can’t Find My Title After a Hurricane