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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…

If you’re ready to bid on a vehicle with AutoBidMaster, understanding bidding statuses will help you understand the overall process. Some bidding statuses have different time frames for the seller to accept your bid. So, if you know what to expect, you won’t place bids on multiple vehicles thinking you’ve lost an auction: it’s just not quite over yet! Our terms and conditions state that once a bid is placed, you are bound to complete…

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…

As you search for vehicles and place bids, it’s helpful if you’re familiar with the sale status types that are assigned to each lot, this may or may not affect your bidding decision. Pure Sale –  The seller has not set a reserve price. This lot will be awarded to the highest bidder at the close of live auction. The highest bid wins! On Minimum – The seller has placed a reserve price on the…

We receive many requests asking for information on how to inspect a car at auction, so we decided to produce a video to show you how easy it is to view and inspect the vehicle at Copart. Do your own research: Researching the vehicle is a crucial part of buying and flipping cars from auction.  No matter what the car looks like online always be aware that you will likely need to do some repair…

It wasn’t long ago that salvage auto auctions were limited to those with auto dealer licenses, but this isn’t the case anymore. Auto auctions online for the public now provide an opportunity to everyone to buy their dream car, without having to break the bank. Online auctions help you to make an informed decision regarding the vehicle you are planning to buy, as you can read all the details about the vehicles before you place…

Bidding with AutoBidMaster couldn’t be easier and we have enough flexibility to fit any person. Here are some tips on how to use our auction system to fit your style. Buy It Now Certain cars have an option called “Buy It Now”. This option will have a price listed next to it. If you agree to pay that exact price (There are no negotiations on Buy It Now.) you are awarded the vehicle immediately! Set…

When you’re on the search for a salvage car from AutoBidMaster, it’s important to do some research before placing your bid. An important step of the research process is to get a vehicle history report, also called a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Report. Here are some of the things you can expect to find in one of these reports. Title History Along with the insurance history, it’s important to know if a car has been…

AutoBidMaster has thousands of cars listed for auction. With this much selection you want to make sure you bid on the car that best fits your needs. Making the right picks, however, can be tricky. That’s why we have put together this brief guide to help you find the best car for you. If Possible, Inspect Before You Buy We strongly recommend inspecting the vehicle before you make a decision to bid on a car.…