BMS Salvage will get you the best price for your model of Kia regardless of its location or condition. We’ll arrange free collection and fast payment.
Kia is a brand that has really gone through a resurgence in recent years, and is now renowned for its seven-year warranty, such is its build quality. However, just because a car is built particularly well, doesn’t mean its invincible, and we at BMS Salvage are here for you when the clock finally runs out on your Kia. Whether you’ve had an accident, broken down or are simply tired of fixing a recurring issue on your Kia, BMS Salvage will be able to find you the best price possible for your car. Just give our friendly team a call on 023 8000 8800 and get your Kia valued now!
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Why Are Kias Sold As Salvage?
Kias could be sold as salvage for a wide range of reasons, much like all vehicles on the roads. These can include irreparable damage from an accident, or simply the car reaching the end of its usable life.
Don’t let the modern build quality of Kias lure you into a false sense of security. The Korean brand has had its fair share of issues in the past, including a product recall of the Rio when it was discovered that a cracked inlet nipple was causing fuel leaks on a number of cars. Owners of Sorentos may also want to be weary of reaching the 115,000 mile mark on the odometer, as it has been known for this to be the point where the car will suffer catastrophic engine failure. Sorentos from 2009 also struggled to know when there was someone sitting in the front passenger seat, leading to faulty airbag deployment.
A car that would be considered a write off by your insurance company might fetch more as salvage if you were to retain it and sell it yourself. Of course, if it’s been involved in a particularly serious smash, it’s unlikely that there will be much left to salvage, so the scrap route might be more appropriate. If your motor has only suffered isolated damage however, components from other areas should still be in working order and able to be stripped out and reused in other cars. If it’s deemed safe to do this, you could end up with a better price for your car than you anticipated.
Your Kia could also have suffered a major mechanical fault or MOT failure which will leave you with a huge bill to pay. In this instance, many drivers simply sell their car as salvage as they can’t afford the repairs and it would be almost impossible to find a serious buyer for it privately.
On the other hand, you might have a car that’s in decent condition that you just don’t need anymore. If you fall into this category of drivers but don’t want the hassle of trying to sell the car privately, you could have it shifted and money in your account within just a few days by getting in touch with BMS Salvage.
Frequently asked Questions
Salvaging is the process in which someone buys car ‘as is’ as its value is likely higher than the scrap price. Whereas scrap prices are based on weight, your Kia could be salvaged if the car as a whole or parts of the car are in high demand from buying agents throughout the UK. Selling your car for salvage is nearly always guaranteed to get you more money for your end of life vehicle.
The value of a salvage Kia can be impacted by a number of factors. The age, mileage and general condition of the vehicle will have an impact on how much you’ll make from your car when it’s time to sell, with cars that contain more reusable parts typically worth more than a similar model that’s got less components left in it to be transplanted to other vehicles.
We can collect your Kia as quickly as 24 hours after completing your booking with us. However it’s more likely that the collection would happen 48 to 72 hours after booking. We’ll have a professional car collection agent inspect and safely pick up your car from its location.
Payment is released in full on the day your Kia is collected. This usually happens within a few hours of collection but could be processed at the end of the working day. When your vehicle is collected the collecting agent will inspect the vehicle to ensure it is as described. So long as the vehicle matches our records then payment is made via BACS and with you the same day.
We’ve seen just about every Kia model from the past 30 years including the Kia Picanto, Sportage, Rio, Soul, Ceed, Sportage, Soul Shaker, Venga and Sorento. The most common Kia models we salvage are the Picanto 1, Soul 2 CRDI and Sportage CRDI 2. The average year of original registration was 2011, giving Kias an average 12 year lifecycle.