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If you’re buying a salvage car or any other salvage vehicle, there are steps you need to take before you can take it out on the road. Every state has different stipulations for what needs to happen before a salvage title vehicle receives a rebuilt title and is road-worthy again. Here, we’re giving you a general guideline of what you need to do to register a salvage car, but please look at your state’s requirements…

Here’s the last installation of “Where do Salvage Vehicles Come From?” In Part 1 of this series we talked about how salvage vehicles get branded, and where they end up afterwards. In Part 2, we talked about the benefits of using AutoBidMaster as your broker. Now, we’re going to go over the whole bidding process, so you’ll be better equipped to get your own salvage vehicle at auction. Registration It’s easy. Just head over to…

In Part 1 of this series we talked about how cars get branded with salvage titles, and where they go after that. You know now that they often end up at auction yards, but it isn’t as easy to bid on them from the yard as you would have hoped. Now, we’re answering the question, “why use AutoBidMaster?” A little bit of background: AutoBidMaster was founded over 10 years ago in Portland, Oregon. We saw…

If you’re buying a car for commuting, family trips, or just as a weekend toy, safety is always a top priority. Vehicle safety has come a long way since the first automobiles, and an entire industry has risen from the safety requirements that surround vehicle production. From the creation of the three-point seatbelt by Volvo engineers – who then opened the patent for all manufacturers to use, free of charge – to modern day automatic…

We’ve already gone over basic engine inspections when buying a used vehicle, but what about the interior? You can tell a lot about the car and its potential issues from the condition of the interior. From leaks to frame damage, here’s a list of things to look for when you’re inspecting the interior of a used vehicle. Odor As soon as you open the door try to see if there are any strange odors. Does…

When buying a used car, inspect as much of the vehicle as possible, particularly the condition of the engine. Obviously, if the engine doesn’t work, the car is worthless to most buyers. It’s important to make sure that the engine is in good running condition and won’t break down a few days or a week after you purchase the vehicle. Here’s a quick used car engine checklist to inspect a used car before you buy…

One of the most important aspects of buying clean or salvage title vehicles at auction is understanding the damage codes on each lot listing. Vehicles can have multiple damage codes, but the order in which they appear doesn’t mean that one is more prevalent than the other. Damage codes are indicated by the Copart yard that is auctioning the vehicle, and they are for reference only. We strongly recommend that you inspect the vehicle thoroughly…

When buying a vehicle, its fuel source is an important factor to think about. Some vehicles run on plain gasoline, some require premium, and then: there’s diesel. There are some major differences between gasoline and diesel to keep in mind. So if you’re wondering if you should buy a gas or diesel vehicle, we’ve compiled some comparisons between gas and diesel to help you make your decision. What is diesel, anyway? Diesel is made from…

If you love being in the mountains or driving anywhere outside of the city, chances are you care about your environmental impact too. There are many viable options to make the hike to the hills – although not on foot – and limit the damage we cause. Typical 4X4 and older AWD vehicles have heavier gas and oil consumption than newer SUV’s and Crossovers, but if you want to keep your emissions green and still…

Engineered for adventure, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ranks above most rivals in the subcompact SUV segment. Offering spectacular views with a panoramic sunroof, and seamless connectivity through sophisticated technology features, the car offers an overall satisfying driving experience. If you have been planning to buy a midsize or subcompact SUV, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a strong contender. If, however, budget is a constraint, you can always get one through the online salvage car auctions hosted by reliable sites such as AutoBidMaster.com, and get your dream car at an affordable price. Here’s an overview of the SUV to help you make an informed decision.