How To Inspect A Car At Copart

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 work. If you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, buying a car at auction can get you a great bargain.

ALWAYS obtain a Vehicle History Report:

No matter what type of vehicle you’re looking for it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the information needed to make an informed decision. A Vehicle History Report will provide you with information pertaining accidents, major repairs, title history, previous odometer readings, liens, and auction history. One you have a report you will be able to make an informed decision as to whether the car is worth your investment.

Be prepared:

 Upon arrival to the auction be sure to have the lot number, your bidder number and your photo identification ready. Once you sign in at the desk you will obtain the keys to the lot and head out to view the vehicle you are anticipating bidding on.  You should always view the body condition, frame, engine bay area and interior. Furthermore, verify that the vehicle starts and pay keen attention to the dashboard indicator lights.

Buying and Flipping cars is a brilliant way to make money! Do your research so you know how much money you can make. Personally inspecting the vehicle you found at is an easy process for anyone. Let us show you how!

Posted by on Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Following your investigation you will be able to make an educated decision on the amount you are willing to bid. You will also know whether the car will be an easy flip and be back on the road quickly without putting a large dent in your wallet, or totally blowing your restore budget.

Buying a car from auction can be a fun and is an ideal way to get a great deal! It can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars and has potential to put money back in your pocket if you are in the business of flipping cars.

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The Three Pillars of a Successful Online Auction

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 your bids. Here are the three most important aspects of an online auto auction for the public:


Gone are the days when you had to search magazines, local newspapers or ask family and friends for any reliable contacts to purchase an old vehicle. The hassles of making calls to dealers and making appointments to check out the vehicle are now things of the past. Online public auto auction sites such as AutoBidMaster provide multiple images of the vehicles for sale. Online auto auctions have streamlined processes, so that buyers don’t need to chase dealers and sellers.

No-Stress Process

Members can enjoy the shopping experience from the comfort of their home. No stress, no pushy salesperson to deal with, and no large crowds. You go through the online bidding process at our site while sitting in your slippers at home. There is absolutely no pressure from the auctioneer side to purchase a vehicle that doesn’t fulfill your needs.

Peace of Mind

Most online auction sites offer a vehicle inspection program where a professional automotive assessor inspects your vehicle. In addition, after you win the bid and own the vehicle, you have the option to choose among trusted transportation companies to deliver your vehicle to any place you want. In short, by buying a car through online auto auction, you can not only be sure that you are making a wise investment, but also ensure that your investment reaches its destination.

That’s Not All

Online public auto auctions are more comfortable than on-site auctions, as you only need to register yourself as a bidder. You get the benefit of flexibility as well. Although there are several online auction websites available, you should go for those who have years of experience and have built a reputation as a being customer-friendly. When you use those criteria, AutoBidMaster is the clear choice. Contact us now and let our experts guide you through the bidding process.

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Pick the Bidding Style That’s Right for You

AutoBidMaster Bidding Style

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 and Forget

Just set your maximum bid limit during the Preliminary Bidding stage, and let our system bid automatically for you. We will place bids incrementally to keep you just one step ahead of the competition. At the close of Preliminary Bidding, if you are the high bidder, our system automatically enters you into the Live Auction.

In the Live Auction this incremental bidding continues without going over your limit. This method saves you time and does all the heavy lifting for you. When you win, we automatically notify you.

Manual Bidding

If you’re a hands-on type of person and want more control over how much you bid, you can update your bids in real-time directly on the website whenever you see fit. This way you know exactly how much is being bid at any time. This generally requires more of your effort but gives you more control.

You can use manual bidding in both Preliminary Bidding and in the Live Auction. We strongly recommend watching some live auctions before entering one to make live bids.

You can select whichever option fits your style. You are also able to select any of these for each vehicle you bid on; you aren’t locked into any one of these. Bid and win at AutoBidMaster!

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Online Auto Auctions = The Best Selection & Value


An online auction is the place where you can select from the widest range of cars, trucks and other vehicles. You can select from over 100,000 cars here! (We have a very large garage.) Another advantage is that you can select from salvage vehicles; those are the best deals.

Salvaged cars can be repaired so that they are drivable, or even be parted out to make repairs on another vehicle. Of course, a salvage vehicle needs some level of repair to make it roadworthy. Yet, even after including the repair cost, it can be an amazing value.

We at AutoBidMaster make shopping for a salvage car as easy as it can be. Our website holds hundreds of auto auctions in one location. This allows members to place a bid on any vehicle that they wish to buy. Moreover, members can bid from the comfort of their home, at any time of day. With the help of AutoBidMaster, you can buy the car of your dreams.

Get started today at, and if you haven’t already, register for one of our three membership levels—two of them are free! Give yourself the chance to get the best selection at the best prices.

If you need help, our experienced support team can answer all of your questions. Email us at, or call 1(503)298-4300.

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Bought a Salvage Car? Here’s All You Need To Know About Registration Renewal

One of the main confusions that salvage car owners have is whether they can re-register their car. Although insurance companies consider salvage cars as total loss, many of the vehicles are well within the scope of repairs. In fact, if you check our listing of repairable cars for sale, you will surely find more than a few options that need nothing more than some minor repairs. Repairable cars for sale are usually revived salvage, which is not a clear title, but the vehicle can go for re-registration. If you have moved to Texas and need registration renewal for your salvage car, this post provides some handy guidelines. Take a look.


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2013 Harley-Davidson

Untimely Auctions and Bid4U

Check it out! A Harley Davidson with some easily repairable damage at a low current bid! Now that’s a deal to bid on!Place your maximum bid and continue on with your life

But wait… the Lot Listing Page says the Live Auction is scheduled for the same time as that important meeting next week. How will you be able to buy this dream motorcycle?

The Bid4U system has you covered! With Bid4U, it is incredibly easy to have bids placed on your behalf while you take care of the rest of your life.

During Pre-bidding, you will be able to place your maximum bid just below the listed Current Bid. Submit the highest price that you would be willing to pay for the vehicle (not including associated fees or shipping costs), then sit back and relax. The Bid4U system will bid incrementally on your behalf up to your maximum bid. The increment amount will be displayed next to the box where you enter your bid.

There are a few key points to remember when placing your maximum bid:

  • Nobody but you will see your maximum bid. Other bidders only see the current winning bid.
  • Setting an odd amount, such as $4,100 rather than $4,000, will help you maximize your chances of winning the vehicle, since most people round their maximum bids to an even, round number (like $4,000). Setting your maximum bid just over a round number will help you to beat out the typical bidder by putting your maximum bid just above their likely maximum bids.
  • The Bid4U system will keep you as the high bidder unless/until your maximum bid is outbid by another bidder. So if you place a $4,100 maximum bid on an item with a current bid of $2,000 and $100 bid increments, the current bid will become yours at $2,100. If somebody comes and bids $2,200, you will be put back into the lead at $2,300, and so on. This way, you can maintain your position as the high bidder while still bidding the lowest reasonable price. If somebody bids $4,200, you will receive an email notification that you have been outbid and you will be able to log back in to increase your maximum bid if you like. This process continues through Pre-bidding as well as the Live Auction.

Harley Davidson MotorcycleThanks to Bid4U, you can be in your meeting while that Harley goes up for Live Auction and we’ll let you know if you win it. It’s so easy, you’ll be tempted to bid on cars at all times of day. Go ahead, get started now – place your maximum bid at!

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Get a Luxurious Porsche Through an Online Auction

PorscheWho doesn’t like to drive a stunning sports car that leaves a lasting impression? Stylish and high-end luxury cars are synonymous with high class and the status of their owner. One of the high-end luxury cars that people love to own is the Porsche. If you are a car enthusiast, then buying a Porsche would probably be on the top of your priority list.

Some Interesting Facts about Porsche

Founded by Ferdinand Porsche in the year 1931, the company was initially involved in the development work of motor vehicles and consulting. Ferdinand Porsche got a contract in June 1934 to design people’s cars as a result of which he introduced the Volkswagen Beetle. The Volkswagen Beetle is regarded as one of the most successful car designs of all time. In the year 1939, many of the components of Beetle were used to design the Porsche 64.

The first Porsche was put on display in the late 1950’s by Max Hoffman, a U.S. importer, at his showroom in New York City. Hoffman was also the first to test drive the Porsche 356 along Park Avenue. One of the most successful cars made by the company was the Porsche 911. Red, white and black are the most popular colors that are used by Porsche. The Porsche logo was created by Huffman and Ferdinand Porsche at a dinner meeting in New York.

Features of the Panamera

This luxury sedan was unveiled at the 13th Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show. It is loaded with two 4.7 liter V8 engines and has 400 horsepower. It has a fuel saving start-stop technology which shuts down the engine at red lights. Stylish framework, traction management and hydraulic steering are some of the additional features of the exotic car.

The most important factor in buying a luxury car is obviously its high price. Let’s be honest and accept the fact that Porsche is expensive and not affordable for most of us. However, don’t be too disappointed either, as you still have a chance to own this dream car that you have always craved. You can always opt for salvage Porsche cars that are sold at online auctions.

This may shock you a bit but did you know that you can get some of the rarest cars at affordable prices at these auctions? The online auction websites provide you with some of the latest models of Porsche cars. You can get salvage Panamera, Cayman, Cayenne and Boxsters to name a few. These auctions are now open for the public as well which enables you to participate in them even if you don’t have a dealer’s license.

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