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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…

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…

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…

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…

As a vehicle auction broker, we are often asked for advice about how to pay for the vehicles people wish to purchase. We only take our funds for vehicles by secure transfer since we use the money available to pay the auction house directly on time. As a result, if you wait until after you have won a vehicle to start thinking about how to pay for it, you may be waiting too long. It…

Purchasing a salvage vehicle can be tough. Even with the many clean title cars AutoBidMaster sells, it can be difficult to know just what you are getting. Almost as important as what you are buying is how you, the buyer, approach the auction. With that in mind we have collected some of the most often repeated advice we give to our customers and are sharing this with you. Research the Car Before you Buy As…

As cars get more complicated with computers and more advanced components, it can be very easy to forget that certain basic features are the same with every vehicle. Oil, tires, batteries and brakes are all essential for the smooth operation of your vehicle. When looking at salvage vehicles all of these aspects should be inspected with an eye toward their successful operation. And on any car, new or old, they all need to be checked…