Thinking of Visiting the salvage auction? Getting a good quality salvage car at a low prices is a possibility if you are alert and arrived prepared.
Here are some tips and tricks on getting great deals on salvage cars and remarkably low prices:
First, you should try your best to get to the auction early, inspect the cars and ask questions to the auctioneers. Also, take a note of competitors and what other are saying about the cars. Engage a few of the prospective bidders and pay attention for any thing they may say that could help you with you bidding and selection.
Single out a handful of the most agile bidders and ask for advice on how they determine the price. Check the cars carefully. If you do not understand how a good engine sounds and works, bring a professional mechanic or repair specialist with you. If it is foreign car bring someone along that specialize in foreign cars. Some auction cars cost a pretty change. Some people even take out small loans to purchase cars in auction.
The vehicle might be dented, wrecked, stained and perhaps had not been wash in a while. Do not let this deter you. Find out how well is the condition of the engine. Look for major issues such as head gasket, carburetor, automatic transmission, radiator etc. The body of the car may not look attractive but it may have a fantastically good engine.
A lower number of people participating in the auction increases your changes of getting a good deal, that why it is also important you come early avoiding the full sway of a busy auction.
Ask the auctioneer if there is a CARFAX for the car you have zero-in on. Ask him in a cam and friendly way to verify every claim he makes about the car. Start your bid of low and bid up slowly.
Stay within the amount you have budgeted. Do not try to compete. Make sure you have you identification and one or two ways of paying for the car on auction day