We all know the phrases “a total write-off”, or a “total loss”, but while we use them often enough we don't often consider what those phrases really mean. Except those of us in the market for amazing bargain basement autos or auto spares. Because any car that has been written off by the insurance companies can be of real interest to auto enthusiasts, the auto trade, or plain old bargain hunters. A total write off sounds like a pile of scrap but in fact for a variety of reasons it can happen that the damage to a vehicle is sufficient that it is simpler to replace it than to repair, that doesn't mean the vehicle can't be repaired, or that there is nothing left of worth in it. In the right hands a salvage vehicle can be rebuilt, or used as a rich source of spares for other vehicles. Which means that enthusiasts, restorers, or savvy car lot sales people can find a lot of value in those total losses. The catch is that you need to move it from one place to another and there are strict rules about how to move those uninsured, written off vehicles. Lucky for you Clifton Towing Services know the rules, the regulations, and the ropes when it comes to vehicle salvage.
Congratulations, you're going to an auto auction. How exciting, and there are the possibilities of grabbing yourself an incredible bargain from the vehicles on offer. You've done your homework, you know what you're after, you have your eyes on one insurance write off and when the bidding is done and dusted and the excitement dies down you know have a salvage vehicle.
It's not the auction house's job, however, to haul the vehicle away. That's your problem. Typically most auction houses will use a fork lift to load that car onto a truck but they aren't responsible for any damage that results from that. Or you can call Clifton Towing Services and have our experienced salvagers ready to haul that baby away for you.
Taking Vehicles to Salvage Examination
Once your beautifully rebuilt salvaged vehicle is ready to roll there are a couple of things you need to do before it can be driven on the road. Since that vehicle has formally been written off as a wreck it needs to be inspected for road worthiness before you can legally drive it on the highway and that means taking it to a salvage inspection location. But it's not yet legal to drive so how do you get it there? You call the experts at Clifton Towing Services, that's how.
Interested in vehicle salvage but not sure where to start? Call us now at Clifton Towing Services and we can take you through everything that's involved in vehicle salvage as well as providing the crucial haulage ability to legally transport your salvaged vehicle to where it needs to go.
Safe Salvage Shipping
Even if you're buying a salvaged car for parts you need to be sure that it doesn't get damaged on the way to your lot or workshop. So just getting any old wrecker service isn't a great idea. You want the salvage experts at Clifton Towing Services on the job since we know to treat damaged vehicles as well as pristine new ones. Our licensed salvage recovery drivers will bring your salvaged vehicle back home safely in one piece – or at least in the same number of pieces you bought it in.