A wrecked car is a car that has been damaged, usually beyond repair. For a vehicle to be considered “totaled,” it means it is so damaged that the amount of money required to repair it would be more than the vehicle’s worth.
When fixing a wrecked vehicle, a more damaged car costs more to repair. When the vehicle is totaled or completely wrecked, the cost of having it fixed usually is more than the value of the vehicle itself.
Selling a wrecked car can be a relief, primarily when you quickly sell it after being stuck with it for a while. It is a good way of getting instant cash instead of investing more money and time to have it repaired.