Insurance Information and Monitoring Center General Manager Aydın Satıcı indicated that, according to the data from the Severe Damage System at SBM, there were records of severe damage for 32.752 vehicles in 2012 and that, while purchasing a car, consumers should make sure that repairability of a vehicle with severe damage is determined by an expert report.
Insurance Information and Monitoring Center General Manager Aydın Satıcı gave information about the severely damaged vehicles and stated that 32.752 vehicles were registered to have severe damage in 2012.Satıcı stated that these vehicles are classified as junk, towable and severely damaged and added that among these categories, the towable vehicles are allowed to return to traffic after an inspection by the vehicle inspection station following repair whenever repair indicated in the expert report is possible and that the share of these vehicles among severely damaged vehicles is around 74%.
Definately Can’t Go Back To Traffic!Satıcı stated that vehicles categorized as “Junk”, meaning that vehicles with severe damage, cannot go back to traffic and said “Vehicles categorized as junk, even though they may be repaired to be fully functional, will not be registered to enter traffic. However, their engines and other parts which are usable can be used in other vehicles and when they are used, they need to be indicated in the records of that vehicle. The share of these vehicles in severely damaged vehicles is 2%.''
Satıcı said, “While purchasing a car, consumers should make sure that repairability of a vehicle with severe damage is determined by an expert report. For a vehicle which has been registered as towable to return to traffic, consumers should check weather or not the vehicle has gone through controls that would allow it to return to traffic.”
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