Buying a crashed car for sale is a budget-conscious, savvy strategy to get on the road, but sometimes the ‘salvage title’ can place a huge weight on your shoulders. What exactly is a salvage vehicle and how does it impact your car’s resale value? How can you cash in on a damaged vehicle and undertake a rewarding car makeover journey to create an affordable and roadworthy ride?

Hallmark Auto’s team of salvage specialists are here to ease your concerns, answer the questions that stress you out, and help you find the ideal salvage car for sale in your neck of the woods:

Understand the ‘salvage title’ implications

A salvage vehicle is a car that has been damaged to the extent that the insurance company has written it off due to:

  • Accident-damage
  • Exterior damage from a hailstorm
  • Water damage/ flooding
  • Fire wreckage
  • Stolen and recovered vehicles that don’t display extensive damage.
Salvage cars are displayed for sale

The level of damage is reflected in the different codes. At Hallmark Auto, we sell Code 2 and Code 3 vehicles. We source salvage cars from the country’s top insurers, giving you the best selection of over 1,000 passenger vehicles, 4x4s, commercial vehicles and motorcycles at a fraction of the price you would pay for them at a used car dealership.

While the ‘salvage title’ results in an initial depreciation in the cost, choosing a reliable and trustworthy salvage vehicle seller is crucial for minimising depreciation and maximising potential.

Take advantage of the salvage stigma

While crashed cars or rebuilt vehicles may have a bad rep on the street, buyers like you can reap the rewards of this negative terminology to cash in on affordable, budget-friendly vehicles.

In addition to saving thousands by purchasing a dented, damaged or stolen and recovered vehicle, buying a salvage title vehicle can also benefit you benefit you in the following ways:

  • Achieve a sense of accomplishment by restoring a previously crashed car into a trusted roadworthy machine that will get you from A to B.
  • Access a relatively new vehicle at a fraction of the used car price. Did you know that crashed cars for sale at Hallmark Auto average around 40% of the cost of vehicles sold at second-hand car dealerships?
  • A bit of DIY and sourcing parts from salvage yards for the restoration can save your pocket big time.
  • Go green and save the planet by reducing the need for new car production and avoid seeing vehicles pile up at the dump, merely rusting away.

Salvage cars for sale at Hallmark Auto

Want to source a salvage vehicle but don’t know who to trust? Hallmark Auto to the rescue!

A crashed car is up for sale

With 17 years of experience and a trusted reputation, there are many reasons to visit us online or browse vehicles at our two Gauteng-based showrooms in Bramley and Pretoria West.

Here are just 6 reasons why we’re the go-to place for buyers looking to source crashed cars for sale:

  • A wide selection of over 1,000 vehicles to choose from
  • Premium salvage vehicles at a fraction of the second-hand price
  • A proven track record with several blue-chip clients
  • Adherence to the second-hand goods act
  • Sound advice on good buys.

Participate in one of our 48-hour timed auctions online or buy directly from us at the click of a button.

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