Salvage Cars


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Oil leak Slight judder when idle sometimes Sometimes knocking sound could be due to low oil last time I put oil in it stopped I don't want to touch it again as I don't know what's wrong  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 102,039 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: White
Doors: 5 Doors

Hyundai i20 1.2 Edition 5dr manual in red, first registered 30-04-2010, one owner from new, 134400 miles. The car is in good clean condition, Starts and drives well. Good points: Good  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Hyundai
Model: i20
Mileage: 134,392 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 5 Doors

Selling my Volkswagen Fox engine and gearbox great bodywork very good all new tyres full v5 car has failed mot low mileage 60k £950.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Fox
Mileage: 60,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors

Mini One auto for sale.(Spare and repair). Run and drive fine until 50mph, then goes into limp mode. However, after a while, it drives fine above 50. Also, the car has a coolant leak  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: MINI
Model: Hatch Cooper
Mileage: 90,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Fuel: Petrol

Ford Mondeo 1.6 tdci titanium estate, 2012/62 plate with 174k mot has expired spares/repairs/export, 5 door 6 speed manual diesel estate in brown, 4 owners, part service history, 7  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 174,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Brown
Doors: 5 Doors

SPARES OR REPAIR! Suspected head gasket blown. Still starts and drive but knocking loud on top left. I think coolant is mixing with oil. Just before that brand new egr cooler worth  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A6
Mileage: 160,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

Selling my E46 325ci M Sport as spares, or repair after a sudden failure, needing a tow, and offer it as a parts car or for repair. Its a non runner (engine does turn over) and will  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 1,336,008 miles
Year: 2004

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander Warrior 2.0 Diesel Turbo 140BHP 6 Speed - SUV, 4x4 - Spares or Repair due to MOT failure. PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY - SPARES OR REPAIR - LAST PHOTO  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mitsubishi
Model: Outlander
Mileage: 235,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Color: Grey
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 2008

BMW x1 180d spares or repair as it will need for it's mot 4 tyres windscreen is cracked key fob only works sometimes rear screen heater don't work £2400 for more information call me  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: X1
Mileage: 167,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

I have got for sale limited edition of Mazda RX8 PZ. At the moment I have too many project cars so I must release this one. Car has stainless steel Prodrive exhaust, light weight OZ  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mazda
Model: RX-8
Mileage: 89,800 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Coupe
Color: Black
Doors: 4 Doors

Ford galaxy 64 plate spare and repair. Runs and drives fine. Engine management light is on and the code coming up egr valve stuck open. High motorway mileage.265k mileage.2 keys.1 previous  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxy
Mileage: 265,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

2011/11 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 gt tdi dsg auto hatchback, 140 bhp, factory gt tdi, diesel, electric folding mirrors, genuine 100,000 miles, cruise control, gti alloy wheels, front fogs  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Golf
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 5 Doors

OVERHEATED ENGINE will require an engine! Very clean and tidy car. Fully prepared for mot prior to engine failure. New subframe and arms. New cat. New shock absorbers.2x keys. Service  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: White
Doors: 3 Doors

An Audi A4 for Spares or Repair, unfortunately the ECU has a major fault and needs replacing. Full S-Line leather interior, Bose sound system, 150052 miles, MOT 04/2023. The car does  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A4
Mileage: 150,052 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Grey
Doors: 4 Doors

2015 Ford Focus. 118k in white with long MOT and good service history. Spares or repair, clutch is slipping, but can be test driven for a short distance. Otherwise it drives very well  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 118,108 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: White
Doors: 5 Doors

**If you’re reading this then it’s still for sale, please no messages asking if it’s still available, thanks** For sale my polo **SELLING FOR SPARES OR REPAIRS** £1495 NO OFFERS  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Polo
Mileage: 114,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

£650 Ono, sold as seen. MOT until January 2024. Lost service history as it belonged to my late father.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 157,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Red
Doors: 5 Doors

Focus Diesel for sale. The car doesn't run and we have been told it may have a high pressure fuel pump issue and a possible injector fault. We are not prepared to spend any further  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 85,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Grey
Fuel: Diesel

Selling my audi a6 immaculate condition engine and gearbox great bodywork very good car is driving great no mot is resaon its spares and repairs I've got new company car full v5 lots  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A6
Mileage: 138,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Black
Doors: 4 Doors

Vauxhall Meriva 1.3 cdti only 92778 miles mot until March 14th (only done 1k miles since last mot passed with no advisories). Had new head gasket, timing chain and dpf just over a year  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Meriva
Mileage: 92,778 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors


Salvage cars are not the first thing someone on a hunt for a new vehicle in their garage will consider. Salvage cars are even not an option that crosses the mind of someone shopping for a vehicle on a strict budget, or someone looking for their first vehicle while working with a very limited budget. However, salvage cars is an option out there that is worth considering. It may not be the most common way to get a new vehicle or even start a business, but purchasing salvage cars can turn into success. All you need is knowing how to shop for salvage cars and here we are going to provide you with some very helpful tips and recommendations.

Why Salvage Cars?

Why salvage cars?
Why choose investing into salvage cars?

It is hard to imagine the world nowadays without a vehicle. The car has turned into an indispensable part of our everyday life, offering convenience, the basic comfort of being mobile, saving time. Unfortunately, buying a new vehicle is not an option for everyone and there are many people, who are in need of one in their lives, but even purchasing a second-hand car doesn’t cut it. Most of us have been there at one point in our lives, some of us are still struggling with figuring out how to save up a budget, but not many of us have ever considered the option salvage cars. Indeed, salvage cars are a practical and very budget-friendly way to own a vehicle and visiting the auctions for salvage cars will not cost you a penny. At least you can get an idea of what salvage cars are. Insurance companies deem salvage cars to be a total wreck and while we can agree that salvage cars are not the vehicle you can immediately ride away with, often just a bit of repair can bring salvage cars back on the road. Making salvage cars road-worthy vehicles can be a serious project you should be ready about. However, it is still worth considering this option. Salvage cars make for great project vehicles and if you know a thing or two about cars, salvage cars can turn into your next DIY project. Furthermore, salvage cars can turn into a successful business too as you can fix salvage cars for profit. The key thing is that you must know about the best way to shop for salvage cars.

Thorough Assessment of Damages of Salvage Cars

Why salvage cars?
Pre-purchase inspection of salvage cars damages

The majority of salvage cars you will spot on auctions are vehicles that have been through some sort of accident and this is the reason for their damage. No matter the reason for the damage, the car owner has once decided that the repair of a damaged car does not worth their time, energy, and investment and here is how the vehicles turn into salvage cars. Therefore, it is really important to make a thorough assessment of the condition and the damage of the salvage cars you are interested in. In fact, in most cases, the repair really does not worth your time, energy, and investment. However, there are some cases when salvage cars can surprise you and turn into a great deal. It is a good idea to bring a professional mechanic with you when looking for salvage cars, as a professional will be able to make a comprehensive assessment and evaluation if you are not able to tell the condition of the car. In case the damage affects critical components of the vehicle, this pretty much means a repair that will be too expensive to make sense for you to invest in salvage cars. Damages on the interior of the body of the car will be more desirable, but not necessarily worth the purchase too. Buying salvage cars for parts is always an option too, so make sure to check out the condition of the parts thoroughly.

Think as Salvage Cars Insurer

Think as salvage cars insurer
Salvage cars: Into the shoes of an insurer

Obviously, there is a reason why a car insurer will title vehicles as salvage cars. The main reason is that an insurer will understand that repairing the car will cost more than the value of the car itself. Therefore, when you are looking for salvage cars, you need to do a bit of math before investing. There are some tips, in this case, you are recommended to follow. As an example, newer models of salvage cars are usually more heavily damaged, while older models of salvage cars are usually not that heavily damaged to the point that repair will cost more than the car’s value itself.

Salvage Cars May Come With Other Costs (Besides Repair)

Salvage cars may come with other costs (besides repair)
Consider additional costs related to salvage cars

It is clear that no matter the salvaged cars you decide to invest into, you will have to deal with some repairs and their costs. But this is not the only factor money-wise you want to consider when shopping for salvage cars. As an example, you will also have to pay for the car registration. You will also have to deal with finding a reliable insurance company that will be willing to cover vehicles that are already titled as salvage cars by other insurers. You should find a way to convince the insurance companies that newly restored and recovered salvage cars are as road-worthy and safe as other cars on the road.

Consider Market Prices for Salvage Cars

Consider market prices for salvage cars
Consider market value of salvage cars

In case you are planning to make repairing salvage cars and they re-selling them your business, you should also be aware of the price of repaired salvage cars on the market. Usually, restored salvage cars can cost no more than 60% of the price of the same car model by the same car brand.

Post-Purchase Inspection of Salvage Cars

Post-purchase inspection of salvage cars
Assessment: After the purchase of salvage cars

Now, you have thoroughly inspected the vehicle before buying it on the salvage cars auction, but the assessment of the vehicle’s condition does not have to stop here where you signed in the paperwork for purchasing it. Post-purchase inspection is as important as pre-purchase one, and you usually do that after all the repairs and/or rebuilding process. This is very important and the only way to make sure the vehicle can be registered with a clean title and get proper insurance coverage.

Why salvage cars?
Thorough assessment of damages of salvage cars
Think as salvage cars insurer
Salvage cars may come with other costs (besides repair)
Consider market prices for salvage cars
Post-purchase inspection of salvage cars