Affordable Towing and Junk Cars has a number of services that assist the motorists of Boca Raton, Florida and surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured to offer our professional expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with affordable rates. Our professionals are fully trained, experienced and skilled to ensure our business flows smoothly and efficiently. With our commitment to high moral standards and work ethics, friendly customer service, and fast and efficiently performed services, we will quickly become your reliable source whenever you need a tow, roadside assistance, or want to get rid of that junk car cluttering up your driveway.
Junk Cars & Salvage Glossary
In an effort to provide as much customer service as possible, we at Affordable Towing and Junk Cars have compiled a glossary of terms and words frequently used in the industry to help you better understand what we are communicating.
Automotive Dismantler: A person, a corporation, or a firm whose work is to remove some part of the inoperable vehicle. The automotive dismantler must be in possession of more than ten inoperable motor vehicles for a minimum of 30 days.
Abandoned Vehicle: Is an unattended vehicle that is parked and left standing. A vehicle considered abandoned for private property is if the particular vehicle is left for more than 24 hours and for public property it is considered abandoned after 30 days or more.
Actual Cash Value (ACV): The resulting value achieved by deducting the depreciation and replacement value from the original cost.
Automotive Recyclers Association: A union, being advocates for safe disposal of inoperable vehicles, which represents an industry that represents the recycling of automotive parts.
Auto Salvage: The process of removing and using motor vehicle parts from vehicles as well as disposal of unsalvageable parts.
Automobile Recycling: Dismantling of motor vehicles for spare parts.
Bill of Sale: A legal binding document addressed to the buyer by a seller; specifying the item, amount, date and the specific location in which the transaction took place.
Certified Automotive Recycler (C.A.R.): The C.A.R is a designation awarded by ARA to recyclers of motor vehicles that achieve a set of standards for general business practices such as, safety and environmental matters.
Certificate of Title: An official document issued by a state or municipal that identifies the owner(s) of property.
Car Salvage Value: The value realized when the car is sold at the end of its expected lifespan. The value is often needed to determine the depreciation and the tax deductions on the car.
Cash for Clunkers Program: This program permits old and less fuel-efficient car owners to trade and get more fuel-efficient vehicles in return.
Dismantle: The process of taking into pieces machines and structures.
Fire Damage Title: This title is a document that shows that the vehicle has been written off as a result of a fire outbreak, which verifies that vehicle needs to be turned into scrap.
Fluid Recovery: A technique that is used to null fluids.
Junk Cars: Cars that are old and used with deteriorated in value and the cars are no longer usable.
Junk Car Removal: Old cars that are disposable and not used for cash. These cars are normally valued much lesser than the original cost.
Junk Yard: A designated location for the collection, storage, and sale of old cars that have been disposed of.
LKQ Parts: LKQ or Like Kind and Quality are parts that are typically sold online or in other auto parts stores and the parts are then installed at a car body shop or auto repair shop.
Odometer Disclosure: A legal document issued to show the total distance traveled by automobile.
Motor Vehicle Department: Motor Vehicle Department in the United States is a state level agency whose work is to administer the registration of vehicles and the issuing of licensing.
Parts Car: This is an element, constituent, or a component of a car.
Re-manufactured Parts: This is the rebuilding of the car parts according to the specification of the original product or parts. It can also be a general combination of reused, new, and repaired parts. Re-manufactured parts require the renewal of the obsolete components or parts.
Salvage Title: This is a type of a vehicle branding that denotes that particular vehicle has been totally damaged or is likely to be subjected to a total loss by an insurance company. The procedure of determining a salvage title might differ considerably from every state, territory, and province.
Salvage Yard: A salvage yard is a particular location or a place where motor vehicles or other machinery are usually broken up and their parts saved, and in most cases processed for resale.
Scrap Value: The expected estimated value of a given asset at the end of its useful life. The depreciation value and taxation are deducted to come up with the scrap value of an asset.
Structural/Frame Damage: Damage to any component of a motor vehicle that is part of the significant structure of the car. It is also damage to any useful component of the vehicle that is designed to provide structural integrity.
Totaled Vehicle: A vehicle that has been damaged and the cost of repairing the damage is higher than a set percentage value of the same motor vehicle
Vehicle Make: The overall manufacturer of a motor vehicle.
Vehicle Model: The particular design given to a vehicle.
Vehicle Identity Number (VIN): A unique code used by the auto industry to identify motor vehicles and other motorized automobiles.