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Selling Written Off Cars in NSW: What You Need to Know (2023 Update)

A new law was introduced in NSW effective 31 January 2011 means that any car assessed as a write-off cannot be repaired or re-registered except under exceptional circumstances. In most cases it it can only be sold for used for parts or scrap metal to a wrecker or cash for cars company.

This law applies to NSW light vehicles (Up to 4.5 tonners) up to 15 years old, including cars, trailers, caravans, and motorcycles.

Read on to learn more about the best way to sell your written off car legally and for maximum profit.

At Metro Car Removal we buy all written-off Cars for Cash. Give us call today for a free quote!

What is a written off car?

The first question that you might have is about the definition of a written-off car. Quite simply, it means a car whose unique identification number has been removed from the the Written-off Vehicle Register (WOVR) of Transport NSW. This happens when the vehicle has undergone an accident and is unsafe on the road without extensive repairs.

Can You Sell A Car That Has Been Written off In NSW?

Yes, you are legally allowed to sell a written off car as is. However you cannot repair and re-register to sell it except under exceptional circumstances.

How to sell a written of car in NSW?

The best option is to sell it as is to a wrecker or car removal company such as Metro Car Removal. We specialise in buying written off cars so can give you top dollar no matter the condition and offer the best prices.

Should I repair a written off vehicle in NSW?

You can also choose to repair the vehicles and resell it if your insurance company allows you too.

However, not only do you need approval from Transport NSW to repair your car, the car also needs to pass a Vehicle Identity & Inspections Unit (VIIU) Test to be legally sold in NSW.

This is a time-consuming and expensive process and not worth it in most cases. Even if it passes the VIIU test and gets registered, the selling price will be significantly lower compares to a non-written off car.

This why we strongly advise against repairing a write off vehicle if your aim it to sell it for maximum profit.

How to Get The Highest Cash For Written-Off Cars?

Selling your written-off car to a Car Removal Sydney service will give you the best return for your car. These companies take your cars, vans, trucks, utes, 4WDs in any condition.

The vehicles can be damaged, rusted or completely written off. Regardless of the condition or age of the car selling your car to a car removal company will yield the best results.

Damaged cars are wrecked in junkyards using sophisticated tools and their metal parts are recycled.

If you’re wondering how much you can get for your  write-off, just call a reputable car removal company for a quote. The model and extent of damage will determine the cash you’ll get in hand. Once you agree, a certain time and date will be fixed and they’ll come that day to tow away the vehicle.

What Cars can be Considered to be a Write Off?

  • Statutory write-Off Cars
  • Total Loss Damaged Cars
  • Repairable write off vehicles
  • Severely Damaged Damaged Cars
  • Hail Damaged Cars

All the above conditions are considered as written off cars and at Metro car removals Sydney we offer top cash for all types of Written off vehicles and repairable write off cars.

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If you’re looking for any Car Removals Sydney services, consider Metro Car Removal Sydney for some of the best Cash for Cars Sydney offers. Feel free to call us at 0422-600-833 to get a quote.

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