Heavy duty trucks are more than just transportation vehicles. They are an indispensable part of global supply chains, without which the world as we know it would come to a screeching halt. When the stakes are so high, you just cannot be too cautious. While you can always count on AutoBidMaster to bring unbeatable deals on salvage heavy duty trucks for sale, the selection should be done very carefully. To help you find the best options in our inventory of auction trucks for sale, in this article, we present some useful salvage truck buying tips. Read on.
Check the History
Checking the vehicle history should be the starting point of your search for an ideal deal. You can use the VIN of any of the salvage heavy duty trucks for sale in our inventory, to find key information such as their ownership history, the records of accidents, if any, and most importantly, their service history. Having this information at your disposal will not only help you assess the condition and value of the trucks up for auction, it will also help ensure you don’t end up overspending on the purchase.
Check the Condition
The condition is undoubtedly the primary factor that dictates the value of any of the options in our inventory of salvage trucks for sale. Start by checking the frame and body, and look for deformities and signs of rust and repair. Once the body check is complete, you can move on to the mechanical components such as the engine and exhaust to check if they are operational. This should be followed by a thorough cabin inspection, including electronics and controls.
Check the Handling
Some of the trucks featured in online auctions are in operable condition. You can check the possibility of a test drive with the salvage yard authorities. If possible, while you are at it, take a note of how the truck is accelerating and decelerating, how it is handling, and how the suspension is responding to rough patches. In addition, carefully listen for any strange sounds coming from the engine or brake, which might be a sign of an unseen problem.
Those were some simple tips to help you in your decision making process of buying a salvage truck for sale. Register today to start participating in our online auto auctions and bring home world-class trucks from leading brands, at unbelievably low prices. If you have any questions about our online auctions or any of the salvage heavy duty trucks featured in our inventory, feel free to reach us at +1 (503) 298-4300, Monday through Friday, 04:00 AM to 04:00 PM (Pacific Time).