Most people that shy away from salvage cars cite restoration costs as the inhibiting factor. That is why you need to be creative and resourceful when looking to restore a salvage car without spending a fortune. AutoBidMaster offers attractive deals on a whole range of makes and models. With a little planning and research, you can purchase auction vehicles and restore them within your budget. Here are some tips that you should consider when starting a salvage vehicle restoration project.

Work in your garage

While renting a facility comes with advantages such as heating and other necessities, carrying out the restoration project in your own garage saves you lots of money. Try to create space for the project and be creative to get around some of the inconveniences that come with working in your garage.

Prefer new parts

Whenever it comes to replacing parts, always shoot for brand new ones. New parts boost the overall safety of salvage cars which puts you in a better position to get insurance. You also stand a chance of getting better rates on your coverage. Apart from getting insurance, installing new parts also makes sense as it contributes to your safety and eliminates frequent and expensive repairs.


When shopping for parts, whether from a dealer or salvage yard, always try negotiating to get a better deal. Try to master the art of haggling and practice a little patience to get good prices on the parts that you need.

Find a parts dealer focusing on restorations

When you wish to restore a classic or find it difficult to access certain components, it’s vital to connect with a parts dealer that has restorations as their specialty. In the end, you will also save a lot of time and finish your project right on schedule. Apart from connecting with a restoration parts dealer, you can also consider having the parts you need custom-made if they are proving difficult to find.

Last Word

AutoBidMaster is the go-to platform when looking to purchase auction vehicles. We have a large inventory of options in our salvage vehicle auctions that run throughout the year. Register for a free account and place a refundable deposit to start bidding. You can also talk to our Buyer Services team to get answers to all your questions about purchasing auction vehicles online. Simply call +1 (503) 298-4300, Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT-8:00), or email at

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