Salvage Cars

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2010 VW Golf S 1.2 tsi mk6 manual 5dr spares or repairs. 2 keys. A/c. Black cloth interior. Central locking. Electric windows and mirrors. Fsh. Isofix rear seats. Rcd 210 radio/mp3  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Golf
Mileage: 89,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Central locking; side airbags; electronic stability program (esp); immobiliser; passenger airbag; alarm; air conditioning; v5 registration document; parking sensors; safety belt pretensioners  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: X5
Mileage: 182,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Hi up for sale my honda civic. No runner. Must to be towed away as no breaks. No offers, please. Mot until June.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Mileage: 81,849 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 5 Doors

We have a massive stock of used car parts in stock at our Manchester Dept M18 7AY. Fitting service available: next day delivery UK.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2010

Renault Clio, runs and drives, 1.2 petrol, clutch slipping, 106200 mileage, 7 months mot. Rear boot damage. Buyer has to apply for their own logbook.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Renault
Model: Clio
Mileage: 106,500 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Grey
Doors: 3 Doors

For sale - BMW 318i M Sport 2.0L petrol in Le Mans blue. Engine fault where the bottom rear offside part of the engine block blew out (the lower section only) leaving a hole approximately  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 85,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Blue
Doors: 4 Doors

Spares & repairs, required a new alternator, Ford Focus Ghia 1.8 petrol, 110,000 miles, full-service history, mot July 19th 2020. Fully loaded Ghia model. Alloys, runs & drives  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 110,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Mazda 2010 2.2 diesel Sport. I am selling this car for parts or repairing as the engine is knocking. It has got 5 months old battery, tyres on the front 2 months old, rear tyres also  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mazda
Model: Mazda6
Mileage: 155,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Leather interior. Used to drive very well but now it won't start. Turns over but won’t start. Don’t know what the issue is. Don’t want to pay money for diagnostics as I have bought  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 132,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Saloon
Color: Black
Doors: 4 Doors

Non-starter (maybe starter motor, will jump-start) 6 months MOT, 5dr.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 307
Mileage: 1 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Yellow
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 Cmax. It's a 1.8 and starts the first time and drives however  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: C-Max
Mileage: 105,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Car is in good condition overall, well maintained, top of the range Stag Lpg system. I't has a misfire in the morning, once warmed up it drives fine on petrol and Lpg, tyres need changing  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Seat
Model: Altea
Mileage: 95,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Engine issue due to timing. MOT Expired December. The car has a full-service history. Almost new front brake pads and discs. Everything else besides the engine works fine, interior  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 200,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Brown
Doors: 5 Doors

Vauxhall Vetra Club Estate 1.8 Silver 2001 Mileage 59,000 MOT until 31st August 2020 Alloy wheels, one owner since new. Good runner, petrol engine, five seats, five doors.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Vectra
Mileage: 59,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Selling my cayenne Porsche. Needs a bit of TLC misfire cylinder 4/5 had compression checked all ok. Probably a coil pack. Front upper arms need work. A couple of age-related scratches  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Porsche
Model: Cayenne
Mileage: 118,000 miles
Year: 2010

Engine issue due to timing. Mot expired December. The car has full-service history. Almost new front brake pads and discs. Everything else besides the engine works fine, interior in  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 200,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Brown
Doors: 5 Doors

Fiesta Ghia 1.6 full spec for a year. Not been started for 10 years? Been sat in the neighbours garden. The engine will turn by hand. Battery flat as. This would be a good donor car  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Fiesta
Mileage: 150,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

2002 pug 307 2.0HDI been stood for a while. No mot only 120k hasn't been started for a long time. Ideal for spares or repair.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 307
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2002

This is a really GORGEOUS looking, powerful and fun car! Will be sad to see it go. Especially as summer is coming! I have another run around the car and don't need two cars. MOT has  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 109,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Convertible
Color: Black
Doors: 2 Doors

No mot - expired today - 5-3-2020. Engine management light keeps coming on. The engine needs attention - no obvious leak, but needs frequent topping up. Bodywork is good - no rust or  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 72,500 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
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
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