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Rebuilding A Salvage Truck

Rebuilding A Salvage Truck

Have you ever thought about rebuilding a salvage truck? Have you rebuilt a salvage truck in the past? 

I have seen many conversations in many forums across the internet where people talk about the pros and cons of rebuilding a salvage truck.

I have seen some great success stories as well as some stories that didn’t work out as well.

There is always one common denominator when it comes to the success or failure of rebuilding a salvage truck: How well did the purchaser understand the reasons the truck was issued a slave title in the first place?

The more research and the better you understand what happened to the vehicle in order for it to have been considered to be a total loss, the higher your chance of success.

How Do You Research A Salvage Truck Before You Buy It?

rebuilding a salvage truck, research is key

This is a very important question. Some may say this is the most important thing to consider whenever you are looking into purchasing repairable salvage trucks.

  1. Research common problems with the make and model you are interested in. The fix for this issue could be easier than you think.
  2. Read the information provided to you on the vehicle’s listing page. There will be information regarding the damage type in most cases.
  3. Find the VIN associated with the vehicle you are interested in and use it to look into the vehicles damage history.
  4. Visit the vehicle in person for an on hands inspection.

Repairable Salvage Trucks and How To Get Them Back on The Road

Rebuilding A Salvage Truck - the final steps

Now that you know whether or not you can fix the issue with the salve truck you want, what’s next?

Of course, you will need to bid on the vehicle via auction. The vehicles you will see in the auction will most likely be made up of Copart salvage cars and trucks. If you win the auction you’ll need to have the truck transported before you can begin the repairs.

You should plan out your strategy for what it will take, how long, and how much it will cost to fix the vehicle.

Once you have figured that out, the next step will be the repairing process. Depending on the severity of your vehicle’s issues the amount of time this will take may vary.

What to do Once your salvage truck is repaired

So you researched your vehicle, bid on it and won the auction, had it delivered to you, and you have completed all of the repairs. Congratulations! The hard part is done. All that is left for you to do at this point is to have the vehicle inspected.

This process is known as a rebuilt title inspection. (The procedures and details here will vary by state so make sure to look into this based on your location)

Once the vehicle has passed this inspection its title will be changed from salvage to rebuilt.

Once the title is rebuilt you have completed the process. You’ve rebuilt a salvage title truck and you are ready to get on the road!

If you are interested in a salvage truck but the rebuilding process is too much, there are always rebuilt salvage title trucks for sale.