Not everyone is aware of what vehicle salvage really is. Some people think that vehicle salvage is just like having a junk car that cannot run and is not worth anything. There is more to vehicle salvage than just having a junk vehicle. Although vehicle salvage can be a heap of metal which is worthless, it simply means the car is damaged and can be repaired.
The categories of vehicle salvage includes categories A, B, C, D, and X. These all have their pros and cons. There is money in vehicle salvage and if you are good at it, then it can also be your main source of income.
The category A of vehicle salvage consist of a heap of metal which can no longer be fixed. The vehicle can be used for a few car parts like an ECU or a car engine.
Category B consists of vehicle like category A which are completely wrecked and can only be used for part. You can still make a profit by breaking the vehicle salvage and selling the car parts. But if you want to fix the vehicle salvage up to be road worthy then you would make a loss.
Repairing a category C vehicle salvage is possible and can be sold for a profit. It may have a lot of damage but it can be fixed to a road worthy state. If you have it fixed by a retailer, the cost may exceed its pre-accident value. To make profit on the sale of a category C vehicle salvage, you should repair it on your own or have it fixed in a garage that you have a relationship with. Since this category is almost near category B when it is almost on the border of breaking the vehicle for car parts, fixing the vehicle salvage up, you should always ensure that you can fix it up for a profit before purchasing.
The next category ensures the vehicle is always repairable and the cost of doing so will be less than the pre-sale value. If you are able to sell a repaired category D vehicle salvage, then you can clean profit from its sale. The damage is always les than a category C and often parts such as new wings or bumpers are needed with very little damage.
The best vehicle salvage around is category X. The only damages from the vehicles in category X comes from the wear and tear from the previous owner, and some of the vehicle in this category has no damages at all. Some of these vehicles are stolen vehicles that were recovered or they are unclassified as being in an accident. This type of vehicle salvage makes the highest profit.
So, in summary, categories A and B are used for car parts, categories C and D are for repairs and category X is a bargain and should be bought on the spot.