Salvage Cars


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Seling for spare repair cold start problem, knocking noise sometimes from the engine, cat n, due to bumper damage, no v5,2 keys, mot till January, when is warm start drive perfect.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Insignia
Mileage: 110,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Green
Doors: 5 Doors

Mazda mx5 no mot there are parts missing. Engine runs well 93k and will drive. Have V5.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mazda
Model: MX-5
Mileage: 93,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Convertible
Color: Blue
Doors: 2 Doors

Starts and drives but somebody has stolen the catalytic converter off the exhaust so not driveable until fixed hence the price no offers the car is worth 250 all day long also got new  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Golf
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Decent condition 2008 BMW 320D.111K miles but still being driven so mileage may increase. For Spares or Repair. The yellow engine light was on in the dash but gone off again and some  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 112,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Silver
Doors: 4 Doors

VW Passat 1.9 Diesel. Spares or repairs. Start and drivers. But need lots of things done to it. Water is leaking. Need a new battery. The engine sounds weird. Need it gone.£395 no  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Passat
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Green
Doors: 4 Doors

650£ fixed price so this was a Part exchange car I’ve got to clear it’s running driving fine turbo working clutch engine all good as I can see it’s of long mot till July 22 the  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 97,000 miles
Year: 2010

2006 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI s line auto with flappy paddles and half leather seats in Grey. Facelift front end. Low mileage 82000 with 10 months mot. Selling as spares or repairs due to its  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: Q7
Mileage: 82,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Grey
Fuel: Diesel

I'm selling Corsa d 2008 3 doors x1 complete passenger door with door mirror VGC. In silver lightning z163. Must be collected from Dunstable Bedfordshire. Cash on collection. Any questions  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 1 miles
Doors: 3 Doors
Year: 2008

Sadly selling my Mini Cooper as 'Spares or Repairs' due to the fact that it overheats. It starts and drives okay (very very well in fact) but after a few minutes, the temperature gauge  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: MINI
Model: Hatch Cooper
Mileage: 62,100 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 3 Doors

Fiesta for sale. We bought this car for my son for when he passes his driving test. He now wants to update his car now. These fiestas are becoming rare. Good bits: Body reasonably clean  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Fiesta
Mileage: 1 miles
Body: Hatchback
Engine: 1200cc
Year: 2002

1994 WRX spares or repair. Rolling shells, sills and wheel arches are rusty. No engine, gearbox and everything is still there though. Bought it as a parts car but managed to get the  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza
Mileage: 13,000 miles
Color: Silver
Fuel: Petrol
Engine: 1990cc
Year: 1994

Selling on behalf of the mother in law. Started smoking so-called RAC out they told her turbo gone and reading low oil pressure. The car still starts, runs and drives but can’t afford  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A6
Mileage: 257,707 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Black
Doors: 4 Doors

For sale 2010 Seat Ibiza 1.6 diesel estate. Selling as spares or repairs as it's a bit rough cosmetically, needs a windscreen, has dented wings and doors, knock from rear suspension  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Seat
Model: Ibiza
Mileage: 175,000 miles
Year: 2010

Got mot two keys full v5 bit history great car not got time to fix it needs starter motor new radio in car 4d plates few other bits 450 pounds.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A3
Mileage: 185,910 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Ghia estate for spares/repairs. MOT until 4th November, will start and drive away no bother. Rear suspension problem. 171k on the clock.£350 drives it away. V5 here  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 171,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

2007 Nissan X-trail aventura dci 5dr. Manual 2.2 diesel. 105,000 miles. 1month mot. Logbook present. Hpi clear. Starts & drives! Sat nav, leather seats, auto climate control, air  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: X-Trail
Mileage: 105,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Astra 1.7cdti runs and drives has a crack in the engine block and leaks oil from this hence spares or repair is taxed and moted has full-service history logbook present half leather  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 107,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Color: Silver
Seats: 5 Seats
Fuel: Diesel

Toyota Corolla Verso TR D-4D 2231cc Diesel car Turbo 174 B.H.P. 129k Miles MOT. June 2022 7 seats, electric windows, tinted glass. Electric mirrors cruise control good tyres all round  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Corolla Verso
Mileage: 129,000 miles
Seats: 7+ Seats
Fuel: Diesel
Engine: 2231cc
Year: 2005

Peugeot 106 1997 Extra time 1.1. This is a great car which I have used for the last 4 years but unfortunately, it failed its MOT in July and is currently SORN. - 59418 miles.- MOT defects  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 106
Mileage: 57,306 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 3 Doors

2013 New shape Toyota Auris 1.4 Diesel 6speed manual gearbox, white colour, Starts drives very well, engine gearbox is great, mileage 218k , was used as a taxi, GREAT EXPORT OR SPARES  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Auris
Mileage: 218,552 miles
Transmission: Manual
Color: White
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 2013


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