A salvage truck is a truck that has been severely damaged (either by an accident or by excessive wear and tear) and is being sold “as is” or for parts. Salvage trucks are those that have enough damage that it would cost more to repair than its value. These trucks sell for 10% to 50% of their market value. Mileage varies depending on how long someone had the vehicle. You will find them low to high mileage.
Why buy a salvage truck? Sometimes the truck is still reliable despite the damage. Most times, it is good to have the extra parts on hand to repair trucks in your fleet. This method can save you large amounts of money in maintaining your vehicles. It’s always best to buy salvage vehicles with parts that will work with your fleet.
We tell people to always bring a mechanic with you when purchasing a salvage truck. They will be able to tell you how reliable the vehicle is before you buy. Sales of salvage trucks are “as is” and with no warranty.