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Should I Donate My Car?

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August 29th, 2017
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    Should I Donate My Car?

Eventually, you may find yourself wanting to get a new vehicle to replace an old one that you may no longer need or do not want. When that happens, you then have to figure out what to do with the old vehicle you’re getting rid of. There are many options at your disposal, but one that has many benefits is choosing to donate your vehicle. Vehicle donation is a common practice that essentially means that you give your vehicle away to be sold or used elsewhere, rather than simply junking it. There are many reasons why you might do this.

 

A reason that comes up often for donating a car is that it can usually be done with ease at minimal, or no cost to you. Trying to sell your car on your own comes with plenty of work and expenses. You have to advertise the vehicle which can have costs depending on how you do so, repair the vehicle and clean it to make the value more apparent and you have to consider towing fees. You also have to meet people to discuss the vehicle and allow them a test drive.  When your car is donated, then you don’t have to go through all of that trouble, or give out your personal contact information.

 

Donating also has advantages when it comes to taxes. When you donate your vehicle to a charity, you can be entitled to a tax deduction. It is important that you make sure the charity you donate your vehicle to is qualified and that you fill out all of your paperwork properly to maximize your tax write-off.

 

Donating your vehicle allows you to help out someone in need, while also helping yourself. Many […]

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Tips On Buying A Salvage Car

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    Tips On Buying A Salvage Car

Salvage vehicles can lead to considerable savings when you need a new vehicle. In many cases, a salvage vehicle is significantly cheaper than a comparable new or used vehicle. However, the process of purchasing them is also different from with new and used cars. There are some things you should keep in mind when making this purchase.

 

The first thing you must do is pick out the vehicle that you want to buy. It is good to have a budget in mind, as well as an idea of what you are a looking for in a vehicle. Once you start looking for a salvage title vehicle, you have many potential resources for information. You can look through a newspaper or local advertisements for auctions near you. You can also search online, using our donated cars page or looking up directories of local business for locations that have salvage cars.

 

As you would with any vehicle, you need to keep track of all the information you can regarding the vehicle. The documentation you have, including things like receipts must be kept safe and secure. These records should also show what changes and repairs were made to the vehicle. Along with documentation, be sure to take some photos of the vehicle itself. Photos can be used to show what repairs and replacements were made to the damaged areas of the vehicle. They can reduce the amount of paperwork for you and make the inspector’s job easier.

 

Getting a proper inspection from an inspection agency that is qualified is an important step when it comes to salvage title vehicles. Do your research to find out where and when you can get the vehicle inspected, and try to go as […]

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Should I Buy A Salvage Car?

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February 22nd, 2017
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    Should I Buy A Salvage Car?

Often, when intending to purchase a used car, many buyers will consider buying a salvaged vehicle. Salvage vehicles often come from insurance companies who have written off a car. This could be because the repair cost is too great to them or because they want to prevent being liable on particular claims. They can help you save money on a purchase by being available for a fraction of the price. You could potentially save thousands of dollars on a salvage car purchase.

The cost is often the main advantage when it comes to salvaged title vehicles. In many cases, you can find these vehicles for seventy to eighty percent less of what they may cost elsewhere to purchase the same vehicle, if it were part of an accident or had damage to it. When it comes to repairing the car, if you are able to do so it is possible to bring the vehicle back to proper condition and make it able to pass inspection, while still keep the total cost below or equal to that of purchasing the car by other means.

You may find some vehicles are in too damaged a condition to repair, however you may also encounter some that are the far opposite. Sometimes, cars will be declared as totaled by insurance companies for reasons other than major accidents. This is usually done to prevent having to pay out a claim on something like certain medical expenses or claims for damages. The company may want to avoid liability on these things and the car owner may be willing to arrange a deal or negotiation with the insurance company and total the vehicle for whatever the reason may be in their exact situation. […]

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How Do Vehicle Auctions Work?

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February 8th, 2017
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    How Do Vehicle Auctions Work?

Vehicle auctions are a way to buy cars, or other automobiles that can be convenient for both sellers and buyers. Private vehicle owners do not have to handle communicating with possible purchasers. Things like giving the customer a look and a test drive of the vehicle, along with managing the sale itself are instead taken care of for them. They also have access to a larger potential audience and can quickly make money off a sale. For buyers, there is the potential of finding a lower price for the vehicle that they want. Buyers can examine multiple vehicles from different manufacturers in the same place at the same time. They get maximum possible selection and can have multiple choices in case another car they want is bought.

As a buyer, you will have to do some research before a vehicle auction, as with any other way of buying cars. In addition to being able to research on your own, you are able to visit the auction beforehand to get a look at the cars on sale. In some cases you may even be able to test drive the cars pre-auction. It may be a good idea to bring along a friend or relative who is knowledgeable about cars, if you are not, in order to help you properly analyze each vehicle that you may want to bid on. Of course, you have to be sure that you understand how the whole auction process works, including the bidding.

Before the auction, you should also set a budget for yourself. This budget should be flexible to accommodate possible fees and how high you may bid on a vehicle if the bidding price goes up. The fees may include […]

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