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Bodyshop network looking for salvage buyers

Sometimes bodyshops also get rid of salvage - maybe you can help?
We were speaking to one of the UK’s nationwide body repair networks recently who told us of salvage they regularly need to dispose of on behalf of a number of their clients and we thought you may be interested in it.

Repair Link manages motor accident repairs on behalf of fleet operators and insurers and for a number of those clients, their service includes disposing of salvage via a bid process and there may be an opportunity for you.

This is how their process works:
  • Repair Link email a bid request to their salvage agents. The info sent includes an Audatex report with images, detailing the repair work required on the vehicle, salvage category, vehicle mileage and vehicle location.
  • Agents then have 2 days to make their bids via email, after which only the winning bidder is notified. This is not an auction process and your bid is not visible to other agents.
  • The winning bidder is then invoiced the bid amount plus a fee of £75+vat. Payment is required via bacs within 3 days.
  • On receipt of payment from the agent a salvage release note is issued.
  • Repair Link obtains the V5, spare keys and log book, and forwards on to the winning agent.

It’s worth noting here that salvage agents are never required to make any payments to the company holding the vehicle (such as storage and recovery charges) as Repair Link settle these payments.

Where the vehicle is a Cat A or B a C.O.D. is required and all agents on our panel must be ATF registered.

Currently, they are disposing of approximately 20 vehicles per month for their fleet clients and vehicles are typically less than 3 years old. From their insurer clients vehicles can be of any age.

If you would like to know more about Repair Link, then visit their website here.

Alternativley, if you would like to be included on their list of salvage agents, then you need to email the following details to email the following details and they will get in touch.
  • Company name
  • Address
  • Main telephone number
  • Contact name
  • Contact direct telephone number
  • Contact email address
  • Bids/process email address

January 2015

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