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

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.

Can you tell me how much it would cost to repair a vehicle?

Ridesafely.com does not repair vehicles and, for legal reasons, does not provide repair estimates. Prices for new parts can be obtained from a local authorized dealer (of your vehicle make). Prices for used parts can be obtained from a local salvage yard or an on-line auction site.

I received my vehicle and there are additional damages, undercarriage and other latent defects not visible in the pictures. What can I do?

All vehicles displayed on our website are sold “as-is”, therefore there is no recourse. We understand undercarriage and other latent defects are not visible in the photographs. Customers must understand that salvage vehicles may have latent defects (e.g. undercarriage damage, under hood damage, etc.). Ridesafely.com and its affiliated dealers are NOT aware of latent defects of any vehicle. Insurance Auctions do not provide us or our affiliated dealers with damage reports and/or full descriptions and histories of their vehicles. All information provided by the Insurance Auctions to our authorized affiliate dealers is displayed on the site. Vehicles might also have been previously repaired. Ridesafely.com and its affiliate dealers 1) are NOT aware of repairs performed, and 2) can NOT comment on the craftsmanship of repairs, it performed, on any vehicle. Please, place your offers with cognizance!

Does the vehicle start?

Most vehicles displayed on our website are located at Insurance Auction premises and are neither available for nor subject to inspection and testing. Therefore, we are typically unable to advise you if the item runs or not. In the event when the Insurance Auction lets us know the item runs or not, we include this information in the listing.