Australia, the country we call home, has been known to give its 24.1 million inhabitants a fright from time to time. If it isn’t the crazy creatures we have living here it is the weather. We have tropical storms, cyclones, flash flooding and as Victorians call it ‘four seasons in one day’.
Yeah Australia has had some crazy weather and hail storms in its time that do loads of damage, especially to your poor car. The beauty of having insurance is once you claim the damage of your vehicle – and it’s a write off – you never see it again and you get compensated.
But have you ever thought of where it goes? Do you ever wonder where your vehicle ends up and how insurance companies manage the claims process?
It might come as a surprise that most of these written off vehicles are sold at public auction, with a high proportion of them still drivable and re-registerable, although this does range from state to state. Check with your local road authority to confirm if you can re-register a written off vehicle.
As an automotive auction house, Manheim is tasked with selling a huge range of storm damaged vehicles after catastrophic weather events.
In fact, we have a special hail damaged auction coming up, offering over 300 damaged cars following a recent hail storm in Melbourne. The auction will take place at our Altona North site and via Simulcast on Tuesday, January 23. For more details, please click here.
The massive auction is a chance for the public to pick up a bargain, with a wide variety of vehicles offered for auction.
For all other salvage auctions across the country, please visit www.manheim.com.au