Myths About Buying Salvage Cars

There are a lot of myths out on the internet about buying used cars at an online auction. In the last five years buying items in online auctions has become increasingly more popular due to the rise in online auction sites like Ebay. Even more recently the rise of niche online auction sites like has made finding the exact item you are looking for with all of the related services a breeze. In this post we are going to expose all of the myths about buying salvage cars at auction online.

Myth 1

“You need a dealer’s license to purchase online auction cars.” You do need a dealer’s license to go to some private online auctions. There are many sites out there that allow you to just pay a yearly fee, and with that you have access to their auction. These sites are perfect for people looking to buy salvage vehicles, but do not have time to get a dealer’s license. is a good site to check out if you do not have a license. Their fee is just $25 a year!

Myth 2

“If the vehicle you found online at a salvage auction is located out-of-state, you will have to drive it back to your house.” This is another one of the myths about buying salvage cars. If you find a vehicle you want to purchase that is not located anywhere near your actual location you can pay a domestic transportation service to bring it home. Some sites even have lists of reliable transporters in the area of your vehicle that they suggest.

Myth 3

“When you buy a vehicle online you are always taking a risk, because you never know what you are going to get.” This is a myth as well. When you buy online you can still have the vehicle inspected by a local agency to make sure it is in good condition. If you do not want to pay to have your vehicle inspected you can always look up a vehicle history report to find out what kind of recorded damage has been done. We hope that we have cleared up some of the internet’s myths about buying salvage cars at online auctions. If you have any more myths you would like cleared up leave us a comment below.