Vehicles Questions

 

What does Biohazard mean on a car auctions?

Different industries have different standards for the word. In the car auction business it means any vehicle where the occupants blood stained the interior. A few drops. An open gash. If a person had the misfortune of bleeding or dying in their car, it will be announced at an auction as a “Biohazard“. Learn more about Reasons for Salvaging Read more

Where are the vehicle listings for the Mountain States?

Please visit our RideSafely Auction site to use our easy car-finder will help you find a vehicle that will meet your needs! Here, get easy steps for researching, choosing and buying a used vehicle on RideSafely Salvage Car Auction: “Vehicle listings for the Mountain States
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I received my vehicle from the shipping company and there is more damage than displayed in the original pictures. What can I do?

Any additional damages that were not advertised must be presented to the auction facility staff during vehicle pick-up, prior to leaving the auction facility. Once a vehicle is picked up and removed from the insurance auction facility, ridesafely.com cannot be held responsible for any damages and will not be able to reimburse you. It is the customer/shipper`s responsibility to notify the auction facility of any damages or refuse pick up due to additional damages. If you or your shipper arrive to pick the vehicle up and there are damages, notify the auction facility staff and contact our office. In addition, please take photos of the damages and a copy of the release form/shippers bill of lading and e-mail these items to us.

What does Auction Verification: Runs & Drives, or Engine Start mean?

In certain cases, Insurance Auction personnel is able to verify a vehicle’s Engine Start capability and Run and Drive condition at the time of the vehicle check-in to the auction facility.

The verification is usually as follows:

upon arrival to the auction facility, the vehicle may be started with or without jump, booster box, wire splicing/bypassing, etc, the vehicle could be put into gear and pulled forward under its own power. The auction facility makes no guarantee, representation, or warranty that the vehicle is road worthy and will start with or without a jump, or move forward under its own power when it is picked up by the buyer from the auction facility or any time thereafter.

RideSafely.com does NOT perform these verifications and has no knowledge of how exactly the Insurance Auction personnel determined the Engine Start capability (e.g. booster box, wires spliced/bypassed, etc.), or of how well the engine runs and/or the vehicle drives. Read more

What is the Reconstruction process?

The reconstruction process is simple and straight forward, but varies somewhat from state to state. In short, you will first have to have the vehicle repaired (i.e. “reconstruction process”) per your state’s guidelines, have the vehicle inspected, and complete and submit the proper DMV forms. Then the DMV will issue you a title. The last step is to register and insure the vehicle to be driven on the roads. Please verify the exact procedures with your state`s DMV. For your convenience, please refer to our Reconstruction Info page (, , then ), where we post links to websites containing state-by-state reconstruction procedures. Please note all information contained on the linked websites is independent from RideSafely.com. Please check with your state`s DMV for exact procedures. We do not know or guarantee that any of the vehicles listed on our site can be reconstructed or titled in any particular state or country.