1. How accurate is the listed vehicle information on Copart?
A. When Copart creates a listing for a vehicle, the advertised information is fairly accurate at that particular time. Depending on how long the vehicle sits at the yard and what kind of damage it sustained, some of that information could become inaccurate, that is why it is so important to have the vehicle inspected prior to auction. For example, if the vehicle was brought in as a flooded vehicle, and at that time the vehicle was verified to be a run and drive, due to the flood damage it could become an inoperable vehicle after some time passes, since water can damage electrical parts.
2. How can I get additional information about a listing?
A. Besides the basic information that Copart lists on their listings, you can obtain a deeper history of the vehicle by doing a vin search. There are many different sites that offer vehicle history based on the vin number, and some vehicle listings on Copart have a link for “AutoCheck” report right under the vin number. It is very important to obtain as much information as you can about any vehicle you plan on purchasing on Copart.
3. Do you offer inspection services and where can I find inspectors?
A. We do not offer inspection services ourselves, but there are inspectors you can hire at all Copart yards. Every Copart yard advertises a list of inspectors in that particular area that you can hire to inspect the vehicle for you prior to sale. These inspectors do not work for Copart and are a third-party individuals, so prices differ from one inspector to another. Inspections can be done at any time during business hours, except for the day of the auction.
4. Can I return the vehicle to Copart if there is an issue with it?
A. Unfortunately you cannot return vehicles to Copart after the sale. All sales are final, and all vehicles are sold as-is, that is why it is very important to inspect the vehicle prior to bidding, and obtain as much information as you can. In the event that you don’t want the vehicle and you have not paid for it yet you can choose to relist it and pay the penalty fee instead, but once the vehicle is paid for and picked up from the yard you have accepted it the way it is.