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I was rear ended and the insurance company declared my car a total loss. The $ from the settlement is not enough to purchase a decent used car. So, I was thinking I would take the money and use it to fix my vehicle. I don

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Kt. To find out if your Honda Civic is even fixable, you would need a body shop to look it over and advise you. Some vehicles just can

Dana Schaeffer, Director of Business Development  at Chop Shop Customs If a vehicle is damaged enough for them to declare it a total loss, its probably not safe to drive. You may have severe frame damage (the bones that keep the car intact) that would sacrifice the safety for you and the people with you in your car. There are so many good pre owned vehicles out there now, It might be worth it to go look at a local dealer and see what they can do for you. Sometimes its not just about saving money but safety as well. Good luck!

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