Reputable companies that sell damaged and salvaged cars include Auto Auctions and SalvageBid. These companies sell or auction salvaged and damaged vehicles on their official websites, with most listings including vehicle identification numbers to facilitate looking up vehicle histories on services such as CarFax. As of January 2016, each of these sites lists thousands of vehicles and most listings include multiple photos.
Founded in 1982, Insurance Auto Auctions partners with insurance companies, rental car companies and fleet lease companies to auction total-loss, recovered-theft and collision damaged rental vehicles. Bidders can utilize live, Internet and proxy bidding on a wide assortment of vehicles. On the company's official website, bidders can search thousands of vehicles by the vehicle type, loss type, mileage, type of sale document included and region.
On its website, SalvageBid allows the general public to buy or bid on thousands of vehicles from hundreds of auctions around the world listed in a unified format. Bidders can search listings by the vehicle type, make, model, year and sale type. Most listings include detailed information, such as photos, the mileage and a description of the damage. Shoppers who sign up for a free account and log in can display a vehicle's history included with some listings. SalvageBid partners with a third party to provide shipping, and shoppers can use the Instant Shipping Quote tool in a listing to get a quote on shipping costs before buying or bidding on a vehicle.