Going to buy a salvage truck? Great, hopefully, you are actively searching Copart auctions through the Salvage Trucks website. If you aren’t, you should give it a shot! Before you get on to bidding, here are ten things you should think about when you are considering whether to buy salvage trucks.
Author: Manuel Olave
What’s A Repairable Truck?
You might have heard the descriptions “truck with a repairable title”, “repairable truck” or “repairable salvage truck.” In the salvage vehicles market, it means a truck that can be repaired and re-titled. That is, with the proper work, it will be considered roadworthy by the local department of motor vehicles. This appears pretty simple, but it is critically important.
A Salvage Truck Controversy – Glider Kits
What Is A Glider Kit
In the truck salvage business and the long-haul community, there has been a lot of talk about the Glider Kit Controversy. We will try to explain some of the major issues involved.
Wikipedia describes a glider kit:
Where Do You Find Salvage Trucks For Sale?
How Do Car Dealers Get Great Prices on Salvage Trucks?
Ever wonder where used car dealers, wholesalers find all those used trucks they advertise? How about those neat looking trucks with salvage titles? Insurance companies, fleets and dealerships put up hundreds of thousands of cars and trucks at these auctions. They are usually limited to dealers and wholesalers. However, through brokers it is now possible for the general public to bid on these vehicles. You can find salvage and used trucks at prices that dealers and other licensed auto retailers pay.
Buy A Salvage Tractor Trailer And Save Money
Are you a long haul trucker? Own a trucking business? Do you move a lot of freight? Are you an owner-operator? If you are looking for new trucks, you know how expensive it can be to buy a new or even a used truck from a dealers floor. You do have a great alternative. Buy a salvage tractor trailer from one of the auction sites and you can save money.
Video: Buy A Salvage Truck From Insurance Companies
We have said that if you buy a salvage truck at auction, with proper research, you could save a lot of money. Insurance companies auction these salvage title trucks for a fraction of their value. Here is a video to illustrate the process of registering on a Copart broker site to bid on these trucks.
Why Should I Buy A Salvage Auction Work Truck?
Starting A New Business, Need A Used Truck?
Are you starting a new venture or expanding your current business? You may be a mobile detailer, food truck operator, mover, roofer, food wholesale, pet groomer, landscaper, boat overhauler, carpet cleaner, or one of the many business owners who need this type of vehicle to operate. Want to keep costs down? Buy a salvage auction work truck.
Should I Buy a Salvage Pickup Truck as a Parts Truck?
You have a project truck: either a recent model truck, a classic truck you want to restore or a vintage pickup you want to restore and remodel. You find yourself with a large wishlist of parts. That might include major components like engine, interior and frame. Want to make a big dent? Then buy a salvage pickup truck as a parts truck. That way you have parts you can use now – and some you might need in the future.
Buy A Salvage Title Pickup As A Project Truck
You want a pickup truck. Could be a Ford F-150, Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, just to name some popular brands and models today. On the other hand, it might be an older classic like the Ford’s, Chevy’s, International Harvester, Dodge, Toyota, etc., from the ’50s to the ’80s. If you are the “do-it-yourself” kind of person who wants to buy and fix your project truck, the objective is to buy a cheap pickup to fix. Solution: buy a salvage title pickup as a project truck from an auction site.
Buy A Salvage Truck To Rebuild
save money by buying a salvage truck directly and doing and supervising the build yourself