Sometimes you may find those too-good-to-be-true deals on amazing trucks. If the price is not a typo, then there might be a problem with the vehicle, because you know dealers are not known for their charity work. Salvage title trucks can be the best solution when you want to buy great, affordable vehicles.
Let’s start off by asking “What does “salvage title” mean? It’s common to see that title linked to a myriad of vehicles, including salvage cars, salvage motorcycles, and of course, salvage trucks for sale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.