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Accident Damaged Cars

There are many ways to save money when buying used cars in South Africa. One which has become increasing popular in the last few years is purchasing accident damaged cars through Gumtree ZA. Second-hand accident damaged cars are among the lowest priced automobiles available today. While a quality car may lose up to 25 per cent of its value the day it is driven out of the dealership, one that has been damaged in an accident will have lost the vast majority of its value. However, for the right person, a salvaged car that can be restored may become a very worthwhile investment.

Potential Value

It is one thing to look at accident damaged cars in South Africa and consider their value as scrap metal, which may or may not be a great deal of money. It is a completely different concept to look at this type of car with an eye to restoring it and putting it back on the road. Buying accident damaged cars for sale offers the buyer the perfect opportunity to buy what has the potential to become a great car for a very small investment.

More than Meets the Eye

When looking at used accident damaged cars for sale in South Africa, buyers must be prepared to look beyond the outer physical damage and look at the core of the vehicle. This includes the frame, suspension and running gear. Sheet metal can easily be replaced, as can the rest of the bodywork as long as the car is structurally sound. However, if the basic structure appears to be twisted out of shape, the buyer should consider a different vehicle. Repairing this type of problem may prove to cost more than the car is worth.

Consider Your Budget

Just because it seems like you might be getting an exceptionally good deal on accident damaged cars listed for sale in South Africa, this does not necessarily make buying this type of car the right decision. You must take your available budget into careful consideration. Although the car itself might be a bargain, the repairs can, and most likely will, be quite extensive and expensive. You need to be prepared to cover these costs and more as other problems are likely to show up during the rebuilding process. Despite the cost, with a little research, buying used wrecked cars can prove to be a very affordable way to get into a luxurious or sporty car for a reasonable price.