Cars designated as salvage vehicles may be easy to write off as undesirable, but there are actually some fantastic benefits to considering a salvage car. Primarily, saving money and time.
Salvage vehicles, unlike their non-damaged counterparts, are often able to save a buyer money in a number of different ways. Read on to find out more.
Selling a salvage car
If you were involved in an accident and your car was damaged, either structurally or non-structurally, and given the designation of either Category S or Category N, your car will be classified as a salvage car. This means that, with repairs made by a genuine professional, the car could become road-worthy again. However, many people don’t want to deal with the hassle and expense of paying for the repairs to a damaged salvage car.
Instead of sinking money into a salvage vehicle, a better solution for the owner of a salvage car is to sell it to a licensed salvage buyer who is equipped to maximise the value of the car. At Scrap Car Comparison, we want to help you make as much money as possible for your salvage car, so we’ll match you with the perfect buyer with the best deal. Simply get a quote today and find out how much money you could receive by selling your old salvage vehicle.
The value of a salvage car
When selling a salvage car, there are a lot of criteria that could help you maximise the money you receive. Specifics, such as the make and model of your car, the year it was registered and the condition of the vehicle itself, could make a difference to the amount of money you will receive when you sell your salvage car to one of our trusted buyers at Scrap Car Comparison.
Buying a salvage car
Buying a salvage car from a reputable dealer or buyer, as opposed to a new or second-hand car, can often work out a lot cheaper, even after repairs. For example, if you buy a car with a Category S or Category N designation (formerly Categories C and D) from a dealership or an online seller, you will often find yourself paying less for the vehicle than you would have done for a non-salvage version of the same type.
Salvage cars are vehicles that have sustained damage to either their structural or non-structural parts but could be returned to the roads after a verified specialist has repaired any issues. If you buy a salvage car after it has gone through this process, make sure the seller provides you will all the details about the repairs and where they were carried out, so that you can be sure the car is road-worthy and safe.
Buying car parts
If you need a replacement part for your car, the cost of an official part from your car’s manufacturer, or even a universal replacement from a garage, trader or online, can often set you back a considerable amount.
When a car is categorised as a salvage vehicle, there are two options for what can happen to it when it’s sold to one of our trusted and certified buyers. Either the buyer of the salvage car can get it professionally repaired, depending on the damage that the car sustained, so that it becomes road-legal again, or they can take the vehicle to an ATF (a Government Authorised Treatment Facility) with a waste carriers license, and have the car recycled into parts.
If the buyer chooses the latter option, parts from the car can be salvaged and supplied to other car owners who may need a new part for their vehicle. If you need a part for your current car, buying a salvage part that has come from a reputable and qualified salvage buyer can save you money, since it saves you from buying a brand new part from an official supplier while still supplying you with a good quality part.
If you’re looking to make or save some money with your salvage car, look no further than Scrap Car Comparison. We can make sure you get the best deal for your vehicle, thanks to our database of trusted and certified salvage buyers, and will make sure the process saves you time as well. Get a quote today to find out how much your salvage vehicle could be worth.