Are you a regular handy Joe with mechanical problems? Do you get sick and tired of having to hunt down spare parts in order to fix the cars you fix and sell for profit either as a hobby or as your profession? Do you have a certain type of vehicle that you specialize in repairing or restoring? Whether you make your entire living as a mechanic or are just a weekend enthusiast, you know how pricey automobile parts can be, and you also frequently have difficulty finding all the parts you need. A good solution to all of these inconveniences and expense are salvage auto auctions.
Would you like to have a good bonding experience with your teenage son (or daughter)? There are lots of men who have extremely fond memories of the summer they spent restoring an old clunker and turning it into a really cool car. Your one-stop shop for everything you need may just be a traditional or online salvage auto auction. Salvage auto auctions generally have loads of cars and trucks for sale, and getting a whole car for parts to rebuild or restore yours is a great way to ensure that you will get the needed parts at a good price and always have what you need available right there in the garage.
Are all the cars at salvage auto auctions good only for spare parts? No, not necessarily. A large number of the vehicles do not have a clean title, but occasionally you can find cars that do have a clean title. They may end up in salvage auto auctions simply because they have been in a wreck, have been repossessed, or are theft recovery vehicles that have not been claimed by the original owner. This is not the norm, but many online salvage auto actions have search features built in that allow you to look only for vehicles with a clean title if that is what you are interested in. Generally speaking, most salvage auto auctions sell insurance cars and trucks that have been damaged, either in a flood, an accident, a fire, or due to theft. However, you can also find cars that have were charity donations, rental company vehicles, or repossessed vehicles.
Salvage auto auctions take place all over the country, and most companies who hold auctions have them once or twice a month. Buyers typically come from all walks of life from used car dealers to scrap metal dealers to junkyard owners to exporters to regular old people like you and me who have some need for the vehicle or vehicle parts.
Just a few years back, if you wanted to bid on a vehicle at auction, you had to be physically present at the auction so you could hold up your bid number for the car you wanted. Now, though, through the magic of the Internet, most salvage auto auctions also offer online bidding; some accept bids during the live auction only, and some will simply accept an online bid placed ahead of time; if no one at the auction bid as high as your online bid, you would be the winner of the car or truck.