Salvage Cars


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Selling my dads Skoda Fabia 1.4 8v 5 door hatchback for spares or repair due to head gasket failure. Starts fine has 4/5 month mot remaining & loads paperwork see photo also a good  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Skoda
Model: Fabia
Mileage: 130,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: White
Doors: 5 Doors

Seling as spares and repair, Make me an Offer. I wanna sell it as quick as possible as moving house and can no longer keep it at the parking. The car wouldn't start as the alarm keeps  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2006

Collision with a mini-roundabout bollard. Front damage (steering issues). NOT an insurance write off! Very tidy inside with low mileage. Recent battery and new tyres. MOT until 27.11  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Polo
Mileage: 78,411 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

Hello, So I bought this car from a trader in Northampton but the car wasn’t fit for sale. And unfortunately, he has ripped me off and now I'm left with this car for sores and relies  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Touareg
Mileage: 150,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Color: Blue
Fuel: Diesel
Engine: 2000cc

I'm going to start with the bad bits first. The Alfa will need a new bottom end or engine as it has spun a big end bearing and now making a knocking noise. The Alfa has been sat for  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: MiTo
Mileage: 154,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

Please note this car is sold as spares and repairs it needs attention. Selling my car with all faults!!!! The vehicle has a problem with the injection system is not working. You will  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Passat
Mileage: 182,245 miles
Color: Blue
Doors: 4 Doors
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 2006

Vectra 53 plate 1.8 petrol. Just under 80000 miles. Mot till Dec. Tyres aren't great. Bodywork not the best. The most disgusting colour any car has ever been produced in. Clutch slipping  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Vectra
Mileage: 80,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Green
Doors: 5 Doors

Mot:13/12/20service history electric windows heated electric mirrors, cruise control, climate control, remote central locking/immobiliser, power-assisted steering, adjustable steering  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volvo
Model: V50
Mileage: 145,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

Automatic, read the advert, 5 doors, hatchback, silver, 2000gbp, petrol. Full-service history; v5 registration document; safety belt pretensioners; previously registered overseas.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 66,264 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Saloon
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Audi TT 180bhp 1.8 petrol 12 months mot. Drives and handles fantastically. Full black heated leather interior lovely colour on exterior some service history full tank of petrol. Now  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: TT
Mileage: 128,430 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Coupe
Color: Blue
Doors: 3 Doors

Hi, I’m selling my ford Mondeo st Tdci, the car does start but is very reluctant. It does have quite a few dents etc. I have attached what codes the as found with possible faults  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 171,500 miles
Year: 2005

Power steering fault offered as in need of repairs or for spares. Starts & drives. Mot - 27/11/2020. Hpi clear * warranted 50k miles. Clean condition for year & miles, various  Show more

Seller: Trade
Condition: Used
Make: Renault
Model: Modus
Mileage: 55,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

2005 Honda civic 1.6 sport. Clutch will need to be replaced. ABS light on. Engine running well but burning oil. Bodywork may need some attention. The car still looks and runs well and  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Mileage: 155,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors

2006 Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 cz2 - 5 doors. Has been parked ever since lockdown. Car was taken to the car wash and engine bay too. Ever since it doesn't run properly. Intermittent cut out  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mitsubishi
Model: Colt
Mileage: 98,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Vauxhall ADAM jam 1.2i 2015 Damage to doors and sills on both sides of car, also engine management light on. 12 months MOT Cheap tax and insurance.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: ADAM
Mileage: 48,500 miles
Transmission: Manual
Color: Brown
Doors: 3 Doors
Fuel: Petrol

Vauxhall Astra, design, 2005, 1.8, petrol, automatic, 100,000 miles. Starts but does not always drive there is some issue with the gearbox could be an easy fix as it was perfectly fine  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 101,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Good clean all round condition with no nasty dents or scratches, only minor marks from general use, £30 tax, front and rear parking sensors, air-con, towbar, all good tyres, etc, this  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 115,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Mot until 01/03/2021. Full service is done in march 2020, new glow plugs. Need new silencer, issues with central locking (need a repair), one of rear parking sensor need to be reattached  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxy
Mileage: 138,686 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Skoda Fabia, 2008, petrol. Non-runner (engine problems) - selling as spares or repair. Sold as seen. Has some bodywork damage.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Skoda
Model: Fabia
Mileage: 1 miles
Fuel: Petrol
Year: 2008

Requires new gearbox, FSH. Runs and drives. However, struggles to change gears.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 109,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
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