How do I know if a car Runs and Drives for sure?

All the vehicles are sold in as-is condition. Auction verification will state if the auction was able to start the vehicle or not. Please keep in mind, it does not guarantee how well the vehicle would run.

Please read the following information we have on Auction Verification which we think you might find helpful. What does Auction Verification: Runs & Drives, or Engine Start mean? Read more

When i buy a car that says “Damage type: Water Flood”, does it mean that i can not fix it? Do most of the customers that get those kind of cars are able to fix them or they just use them for Parts?

Water/Flood vehicles can be fixed. Please be very aware that depending on extend of the water damage/water level in the vehicle, parts such as engine, electrical etc may be severely damaged. Most of the flood vehicles would not sell as “Run and Drive” just to prevent engine from starting in the case it may have water in it. Read more

Can I drive a salvage vehicle home?

No. A salvage vehicle can NOT be driven legally on the roads until it is “reconstructed”. Typically, the vehicle needs to be towed to your designated location. Then the vehicle undergoes the “reconstruction” process as per your state’s guidelines. Finally, once the “reconstruction” process is complete, you can register and insure the vehicle to be driven on the roads.

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

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.