Salvage Cars

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Car spares and repairs; needs jumpstart to start again - before that was having some kind of fuel problem, would drive a short distance and then cut out...mileage is on the clock around  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxy
Mileage: 237,420 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: MPV
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

BMW 1 Series 1.6 petrol, 140k on the clock, mot end of October 2020 no advisory! Electric windows, central locking, cd player with steering wheel controls and aux port, aircon, alloy  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 1 Series
Mileage: 140,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Ford Focus St-Line 2019 breaking hole car. All parts available, Salvage, Unrecorded, Damaged.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2019

The car starts and drives. Roof works as it should, parcel shelf doesn’t go back down. No MOT - low miles - SH. Drivers window inoperable - waters been leaking in. Spares or Repairs  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Renault
Model: Megane
Mileage: 75,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Convertible
Color: Grey
Doors: 2 Doors

Here is my Honda CRV which I have owned for the last 2 and a half years. Although it has been a great all-round car for me, it has unfortunately developed a very nasty knocking sound  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Honda
Model: CR-V
Mileage: 198,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Selling my VW Passat S TDi 2.0L Estate as spares or repairs. It has been parked on my driveway for the last year as I have not needed it. High mileage but that is mostly motorways.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Passat
Mileage: 201,606 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

If you have a genuine interest and have read the full advert, text on 07308 975305. Gumtree isn't checked regularly as its a friends account. Being sold from business premises, and  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 131,460 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Grey
Doors: 4 Doors

Vauxhall Corsa 2009 spares or repair engine is making a funny noise needs to go.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2009

1989 Volkswagen Polo Match 1.0 MK2 Breadvan. Spares/Repairs - starts and drives. Has been parked up for a few years so will need everything going through. I drained the old fuel out  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Polo
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors

Mercedes-Benz A CLASS, 1.4 Petrol, Auto, Spare or repair, needs water pump, MOT till end of July.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: A Class
Mileage: 110,547 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Hatchback
Color: Green
Doors: 5 Doors

Vauxhall Insignia Elite model 65plate. • new front brake pads • new front tyres Taxed/Moted all the rest good working order. ••••••••••NON RUNNER ••••••••••  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Insignia
Mileage: 130,000 miles
Body: Hatchback
Color: White
Doors: 5 Doors
Seats: 5 Seats

Category s, 74000. Front end and side damage. The engine starts - but doesn’t go into gear. 3 door hatchback, blue, 1198cc, 5-speed manual, petrol. One key and alarm. Central locking  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Polo
Mileage: 74,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 3 Doors

Has m.o.t until 27th February 2021. Bodywork is in good condition for age. Inside is clean an tidy. Alloys tyres are good all around. Starts instant, runs fine on idle but does miss  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza
Mileage: 83,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Spare or repair. Ford Fusion 1.4 tdci for sale. Good condition for ages. Very economical car. Brand new battery with 5 years warranty from Halford but battery indicator is on ( maybe  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Fusion
Mileage: 166,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Orange
Doors: 5 Doors

The car is showing 140,000 miles, just had a new engine on 74,000 after head gasket failure. Needs timing chain, and puncture repaired. Steering light on, due to being sat. NO MOT.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A3
Mileage: 1 miles
Fuel: Petrol
Engine: 1600cc
Year: 2004

Vauxhall Corsa 2009 spares or repair engine is making a funny noise needs to go.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 111,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

A4 B5 1.8 T(turbo) Quattro Sport (180 HP). Car starts but Quattro differential needs to be repaired ( seals leaking). Will need to towed away. MOT till 25 Sept 2020 ( + 6 months for  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A4
Mileage: 140,054 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Green
Doors: 4 Doors

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 2009 Auto Spares Repairs. Mot till 17 Oct 2021. Starts and drives. Has a very slight misfire, engine light on, code is po301, (misfire in cylinder 1). Full Logbook  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 145,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Fuel: Petrol

Decent condition is other than stated issues. Starts fine if used regularly but needs jumped if left for a day or two (possibly an alternator issue). No MOT. Known issues: rear brakes  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Land Rover
Model: Freelander
Mileage: 129,020 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Green
Doors: 5 Doors

BMW touring 320i 2006. No mot shouldn't need anything. Had front break done and a replacement diff. Starts and drives but the cars got timing chain issue. Comes with a brand new timing  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 139,977 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Blue
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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