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1)Salvage cars  Get the lowdown

2)Salvage car - what's involved buying

3)Salvaged cars - the art of selling



Salvage cars
When buying salvage cars that are for sale there a few things you should consider:
You probably know what used or salvage cars you want. You just can't seem to find them right? Maybe what you're looking for are salvage cars for sale that can be bought for a discounted price? Salvage Cars Seach advertises auto salvage, used cars, damaged cars and cheap used cars on behalf of second hand car dealers, salvage yards, garages, dealerships and private individuals all from within the UK.

Make sure you're not being "ripped off" - check other makes and models of a similar age, specification and mileage, then compare prices to see what people are asking for those. Note that you must factor in the cost of any repairs and parts you will need to make it roadworthy again. Also, remember salvaged cars command a lower price even when fully repaired compared with non damaged cars

Before you hand over any money, it may be wise to perform a vehicle check against the registration number particularly if you’re buying from a private party. This may sound like a pointless exercise given that you already know that it is classed as a “write off”, but it can tell you a vehicles history in seconds and it will reveal any nasty secrets that the owner isn't telling you - all for under £5. Any vehicle that has been subject to a prior insurance loss, been previously stolen but then later recovered, or has outstanding finance owed can be discovered in moments.

If the car, van or bike you're buying is from a private seller, make sure you get proof that they are the legal owner and have the right to sell it to you.  This may sound daft but this type of dodgy dealing still goes on today.

Make sure the address of the car for sale is the same as the seller, if not ask why. If you are suspicious or need more reassurance that the person selling the car is genuine ask for some identification to be shown.





Buying a salvage car
When buying a salvage car there a few things you should consider:

If the car you're buying has accident damage, are you fully aware of what work is required to make that car safe and roadworthy again?

If the car you're buying needs a V.I.C., do you know which testing station is nearest to you?

Do you know which garage is going to do the repair work for you if you're not doing it yourself?

Have you allowed sufficent funds to meet the repair costs?

Once you have bought your new car, how are you going to transport it if it has no MOT or road tax?



Here is a guide on selling your salvaged cars
"Honesty is the best policy"

Firstly, you should always try to be as accurate as possible when advertising your vehicle and be completely honest when it comes to describing it.
Highlight all the BEST features

You should try and list as many of the car's good features as possible, if it has air-conditioning for example or a cd player, but remember to stick to what will help sell it and not just list every part of the car!
A good picture attracts attention

The most important thing to remember is to get a good photograph of the car, make sure it is clear and bright. If the car you're selling has some form of damage then don't be afraid of showing it in the pictures; people want to see what they intend on buying.
Make sure the price is right

When pricing your car, try to be competitive - if it is priced too high you may not attract any interest. Have a look at cars of a similar age and condition to get an idea of what your car may be worth.
Clean it up

If possible, try and valet your car, you may not think it but this could save you hundreds of pounds, the better a car looks the more likely you are of getting a sale. Some people may be put off if the car doesn't look like it has been looked after.