Online Salvage Auction
At ASM Auto Recycling, we have a close working relationship with the UK’s largest independent vehicle salvage and stolen-recovered agents. This enables us to offer more than 2,500 damage-repairable and stolen-recovered road vehicles to purchase at weekly online auctions. From two-seater cars and motorbikes to large work vans, our online salvage auctions give thousands of road users each week the ability to purchase vehicles up to 50% cheaper than the same model bought from a car dealership forecourt.
Expanding from local to online salvage sales
Historically, we have operated a vehicle salvage auction locally in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area. However, ASM Auto Recycling has acknowledged the rise in popularity of online salvage sales on auction sites such as eBay and joined forces with UK vehicle insurers and salvage dealers to offer online bidding of salvage cars through our own platform. If you cannot collect a salvage vehicle bought at auction online, ASM Auto Recycling offers a competitively-priced delivery service to specified addresses.
Understanding vehicle salvage insurance categories
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) recently updated its Code of Practice for the UK insurance industry to categorise salvage vehicles for re-sale. The new salvage categories replace the existing ‘A, B, C and D’ scale with the following:
- Category A – A written-off vehicle that must be totally destroyed
- Category B – A written-off vehicle from which used parts may be re-sold, but the chassis must be destroyed so that the vehicle itself cannot return to the road in its current form
- Category S – A written-off vehicle that has sustained structural damage but is considered repairable
- Category N – A written-off vehicle that has sustained non-structural damage or was stolen-recovered
Note: ASM Auto Recycling’s online salvage auctions will be updated to reflect the latest Code of Practice.
Get to grips with vehicle salvage jargon
Struggling to understand the descriptions of our salvage vehicles within our latest online auction? Click here to get a full description of each technical abbreviation to put you firmly in the picture before making a purchase.
Bid on up to 2,500 repairable cars online each week
Our UK online salvage auctions feature up to 2,500 repairable cars each week, with a broad spectrum of makes and models. From premium supercars such as Maserati’s to functional family estate cars, all of our available salvage cars offer a bargain to those willing to restore them to roadworthy condition.
As a gesture of goodwill to our vehicle salvage buyers, ASM offers a discount of up to 20% on all used car parts supplied for the repair of cars purchased from us. (NB. This discount only applies to salvage vehicles purchased from ASM Auto Recycling Ltd! It does not apply to vehicles being sold by any of the other companies on the online salvage auction.)