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Buying Salvage Cars at Auction can be a Lucrative Business

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Buying a salvage vehicle at auction with FenderSplendor Paint Meter

Some of the best deals out there are on cars that have been written off by insurance companies.

 

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Auto Auction Opportunities After the Coronavirus Quarantine

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Auto Auctions reopen after Coronavirus Quarantine with Social Distancing Measures

Outdoor businesses will be some of the first to open once the Coronavirus pandemic has passed.

Preliminary laboratory evidence suggests that the spread of COVID-19 may ebb during the warmer months. Although nothing is guaranteed, these initial test results are hopeful. This could result in the country going back to normal sooner than later once summer arrives. Since most auto auctions take place outside, it can be a win for buyers looking for a really good deal.

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Types of Car Paint Finishes

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Different types of car paint finishes.

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Paint Thickness Deviations from Factory Standards can be a Strong Indicator of Hidden Damage

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Hiding damage with paint work job on used car.
Understanding what the different layers are and the expected thickness of each layer is important to maintain a clear understanding of what you are looking for.  Although these numbers will have some variation based on the make and model of each car, and even the year it was manufactured, knowing your car’s factory specifications and comparing them to the readings on your paint meter can let you know if what the dealer or private buyer is selling is accurate in its description.  Doing your due diligence is just one of the important steps to protect yourself and keep from making a costly mistake.

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Can a used car's paint thickness indicate if it has been in an accident?

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Use paint thickness to determine if a used car has been an accident with FenderSplendor paint meters.

One of the first things a person should do when they are considering buying a used car is to get a detailed history of the vehicle. This would include all maintenance and accident records.  Getting a Carfax on the vehicle in question is a good first step. However, a CarFax alone may not be enough. One can’t always expect that the information you receive will be comprehensive or even accurate.  Some car repairs are performed by the individual themselves, or by friends who are mechanics, and the work that has been done can sometimes go unreported. At times the work can be so good that it is hard to notice based on a naked eye inspection alone.  

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