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The beginner’s guide to buying and selling vehicles on eBay

The beginner’s guide to buying and selling vehicles on eBay Buying and selling bikes and cars on eBay has grown massively in recent years, as people becomes less nervous about purchasing big ticket items online. Less nervous doesn’t mean complacent, though. The first thing to know is that eBay does not offer its usual buyer protection on vehicles, so this one...

One Million Scrapped Cars Could Come Back From The Dead

One Million Scrapped Cars Could Come Back From The Dead Hundreds of unauthorised scrap yards are cashing in at the expense of reputable car recycling plants, which could see unsafe vehicles returning to UK roads or being sold abroad, according to Bluecycle, the leading online auction house for automotive salvage. Bluecycle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer,...

Should I Buy A Written-Off Vehicle?

Should I Buy A Written-Off Vehicle? Before you buy a written-off vehicle you should consider the following: • Tell your insurance company about it – if you don’t your policy may be invalidated. It is unlikely to affect the premium you pay, but it will probably reduce the amount paid out in the event of a claim. • Have a mechanical inspection...

Motorcycle Insurance Write-Off Categories

Motorcycle Insurance Write-Off Categories Category A Insurance Write Off – the vehicle must be scrapped and no parts or components can be sold other than for scrap. Category B Insurance Write Off – the vehicle must not be used again but non-structural and roadworthy parts and components may be recovered and sold for use in other vehicles. Category C Insurance Write Off – the vehicle...

Salvage Damaged Motorcycle Buying Guide

Salvage Damaged Motorcycle Buying Guide Do your research before you buy any salvage motorcycle Look at as many salvage motorcycles as you can and take a note of the number of bids and how much people are willing to bid. Pretty soon you’ll see a pattern and it will become obvious that some salvage bikes have a lot of bidding activity...

Scrapping a Motorcycle in the UK

Scrapping a Motorcycle in the UK There are strict rules and regulations to adhere to within the UK when scrapping a moped, scooter or motorcycle, all breakers offering a service to scrap bikes must be pre-approved by the government as an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF), this service is usually free. As such, before any motorcycle can be crushed, all fluids...