FAQs Vehicles

Making sure you have all the information about the vehicle is a really important part of the process. Whatever question you may have about the vehicle itself are answered below.

  1. Are the vehicles on this website that have only a dent or scratch and are priced at $1,000 or $2,000 really in good condition to purchase?
  2. Are all the vehicles at these auctions salvage?
  3. Can the extent of the vehicle’s damage be clarified?
  4. Can a salvage SUV be repaired and registered?
  5. Which vehicles are guaranteed not to be salvage when registering them?
  6. What mechanical problems might be present in a car that is up for bid?
  7. Understanding Salvage Titles: A Comprehensive Overview
  8. How can I find cars being auctioned near me in Texas?
  9. Can I preview vehicles in person?
  10. What does ‘Not specified – Vehicle Authentication’ mean?
  11. If a car is listed with mechanical damage, why don’t they specify what the mechanical damage is? They should know what it is if they’re listing it as such.
  12. What does Biohazard mean in car auctions?
  13. Is there a service available for a third-party inspection prior to the live auction?
  14. Do salvage cars have to have a reconstruction inspection?
  15. If a vehicle is listed as clear title can it be driven if it is listed as it runs and drives?
  16. What happens if there is damage to the car when I pick it up that wasn’t in the pictures, i.e., the pictures clearly show it wasn’t there?
  17. What does MD SALVAGE – GREATER THAN 75% REPAIRABLE mean can I go ahead and bid for this cat?
  18. Can mechanical damage be related to engine issue?
  19. Can I purchase a vehicle in my own state?
  20. What does Biohazard/Chemical/Environment mean on a car auction?
  21. How does someone find out if a motorcycle has a salvage title?
  22. If I win a bid on buy now and it’s another state can I go get the vehicle and drive it back to my home state?
  23. What does the term “stationary” mean under vehicle auction verification?
  24. How do I get someone to look at the damage for me?
  25. In the “Auction Verification” column, what does “Not Specified” mean?
  26. Can I drive a clean designated vehicle home from its storage location?
  27. Can a salvage vehicle be repaired and get a title?
  28. Can a salvage vehicle be repaired and put back on the road?
  29. What does it mean when car says 38,000 miles then after it says NOT ACTUAL?
  30. The motorcycle has water flood damage, but are they working properly or I’ll have to fix it up?
  31. What does it mean CT CLEAR UNKSLVG HISTORY?
  32. Salvage title due to theft and biohazard—is it possible to find out details of the damage and whether someone died?
  33. What does “MD Salvage greater than 75%” mean?
  34. Definition of Mechanical Damage and what it covers?
  35. Can I drive a vehicle home if it is listed as a repossessed vehicle?
  36. How do buyers inspect vehicles?
  37. How can we find out why a vehicle has a Salvage Title?
  38. What do “Damage Type: Repossession” and “Loss Type: Other” mean in a vehicle’s description?
  39. How can I be sure if a car runs and drives?
  40. Biohazard – Would these vehicles have a standard salvage title?
  41. Non Repairable/Kills. What’s that about?
  42. Do I have to put a deposit on a Buy It Now vehicle?
  43. Engine starts, does this mean the car starts but cannot drive?
  44. Is there a way that I can get a list of vehicles up for auction close to me? I live in Southeast Missouri.
  45. I live in Angola, I would like to know if you guys a have service that can assist inspecting the Car on behalf of the buyer before the car can be actually paid.
  46. Is there a way to get a description of the options on the vehicle?
  47. 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?
  48. I need fuel: petrol engine type. What does gasoline engine mean?
  49. How to find a IAAI vehicle on your website? IE. converting their number to yours?
  50. How can I bid on Insurance company cars only. I don’t want to buy a car that someone bought from the insurance company and then re-sells it at auction.
  51. What does it mean “Nevada Salvage Title”?
  52. What does it means Auction Verification – “not specified”?
  53. How can I find out which options are on a vehicle? Will a CarFax give me that info?
  54. How can I inspect the vehicle before i bid it?
  55. Can I pick up the clean title car and go driving?
  56. Due to licensing restrictions you cannot bid on this item – Why?
  57. Sometimes I find prices like 1000 usd in green what it mean?
  58. Can I inspect the vehicle?
  59. What does it mean “Not actual miles”? Do I need additional paperwork?
  60. Where to inspect car in Albany NY?
  61. What does it mean “Certificate of Destruction”?
  62. Do you not carry all IAAI auctions?
  63. How do you find out what cars have sold for in the past?
  64. Can I see the Motorhome at an Auction before bidding on it?
  65. I can’t buy in Texas motorcycle riding, what can I do?
  66. Can a salvaged car be fixed before shipping? If yes, what are the procedures for that?
  67. How can I see the extent of damage that was repaired?
  68. What does it mean the damage type Water/Flood?
  69. Where are the vehicle listings for the Mountain States?
  70. Can you notify me when a particular item becomes available?
  71. Can I drive a salvage vehicle home?
  72. I received my vehicle from the shipping company and there is more damage than displayed in the original pictures. What can I do?
  73. What does ‘Auction Verification’ mean, specifically ‘Runs & Drives’ or ‘Engine Start’?
  74. Can you tell me how much it would cost to repair a vehicle?
  75. I received my vehicle and discovered additional damages, including undercarriage issues and other latent defects not visible in the pictures. What are my options?
  76. Why is the posted VIN number incomplete?
  77. Does the vehicle start?
  78. What damages are listed for an item in an Insurance Auction if there is no damage report?
  79. How did the damage occur? How long has the vehicle been in its condition? Have any repairs been done?
  80. Are loose parts displayed in the pictures included in the sale?
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