How to Buy / Copart FAQ's
WHAT IS COPART?
Copart started as a company that was formed to sell salvage vehicles for the insurance industry. In the early days of Copart you would have to go to a Copart yard and bid on site. But only licensed dealers were aloud to bid. Since it’s start Copart has grown worldwide and offers many services to the automotive industries. CDS Copart dealer service VB2 Bidding, Registered Broker program.
WHAT IS A REGISTERED BROKER?
Where you, as an individual, can bid on Copart salvage vehicles. You don’t need dealers
License. Pro Collision is a licensed salvage recycler and used car dealer in the state of Arkansas.
What is a Registered Broker? Click Here to Watch a Quick Video
HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR A BIDDER NUMBER?
CLICK HERE and fill out the registering form, and pay the registration and deposit fees. You will receive two emails one with a bid number and the other with your Password. After you receive this go back to Copart and log in as a member. Then contact Pro Collision and we can help you be a successful bidder.
HOW DO I GET A BID NUMBER?
Fill out the registration form and the system will send you a bidder number
HOW LONG IS IT GOOD FOR?
Please contact Pro Collision to discuss your options on a number of ways to best suite your needs.
HOW DO I SEARCH FOR A VEHICLE?
Lists are sorted by item #, make, year, loss type or lot number. Or click “search and bid”
Then “car finder” and search Make, Model, Year, and then enter your zip code, and it will be sorted by distance from your zip code.
WHAT IS THE BID LIMIT?
A bid limit has two parts. The number of vehicles, and the dollar amount. The Registration provides for one vehicle and bid limit of four thousand dollar. This limit can be raised in increments of one hundred dollars for a one thousand increases.
HOW MANY BIDS CAN I SUBMIT?
You can bid as many times as you like on each vehicle, but you can only bid to you limit.
HOW DO I BID ON AUCTION VEHICLES?
There are three ways to bid on vehicles under the Broker Program at Copart facilities.
HOW DO I MAKE A VIRTUAL BID?
Online line live bidding (Don’t click on the button unless you’re ready to buy now. Live bidding can be done at Home, Office, Work, Etc.
WHAT IS BID4U?
BID4U a (Copart bidding system) Will bid on your behalf online. If your maximum bid is $2,000.00 and the bid is at $1,500.00 Copart will bid one more time, if no other bids come in you win and the bidding stops at $1,550.00
IF I HAVE QUESTIONS WHO DO I CONTACT?
You contact the Registered Broker that you are signed up with. Don’t contact Copart they will refer you back to the register broker.
CAN I INSPECT A VEHICLE BEFORE I BID?
If you have registered with a broker and received your email with both bid number and password and have went back to Copart and logged in then yes, and you should inspect all vehicles you plan on bidding on.
CAN I HAVE A VEHICLE INSPECTED FOR ME?
Yes if you can’t go to inspect a vehicle yourself you can have an appraiser look at it for you. Appraise are listed on the Copart web site under appraisal services or contact your Registered Broker.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT LANE THE VEHICLE WILL BE IN?
Locate the item number on your vehicle listing. An item number between 1 and 2000 is lane A 2001 to 3000 is lane B, etc.
WHAT IF MY COMPUTER WON’T LOAD A VB2 AUCTION?
We recommend you attend a vb2 auction prior to the auction of your vehicle. You may need to download Java applet before you can bid live. Copart has a link for this free download if your computer requires this software.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT THERE IS A TIE BID?
If a preliminary bid ties with a live bid for a particular vehicle, then the award goes to the live bidder. To prevent this check the “yes” box on the bid increment question on the preliminary bid page. When the bid increment option is used,BID4u will increase the preliminary bid one bid, and break the tie bid.
HOW CAN I CHECK ON A VEHICLE I HAVE A BID ON?
On the Buyer Account page click the button “check bids”, or “My final bids”
Selecting “Current Bids” from the check bids screen will show your bid on each lot. “My final bids” show bids only if you won the high bid.
CAN I CHANGE A BID?
NO once it has been entered you can only increase a bid.
WHAT IF I MADE A BID BY ACCIDENT?
NO once a bid is entered, it cannot be deleted.
ABOUT PRELIMINARY BIDS?
Preliminary bids a placed before an auction starts. Log on to Coparts home page enter your user name and password, then locate a vehicle you want to bid on, when the vehicle comes up you can place a preliminary bid up until 11:00 am. The day the sale is to take place.
CAN A GUEST BID ON MY NUMBER?
NO one can use the bid number except the person that it is registered to.
WHAT ARE BUYER FEES?
A buyer fee is what you pay a registered Broker for the sale transaction.
WHAT IS A DEPOSIT?
A deposit is money that a Broker holds for the bid on a vehicle.
WHAT ARE COPART FEES?
Copart fees are money paid on a sales transaction, VB2, gate, storage, late fee.
WHEN DO STORAGE FEES APPLY?
After the auction you have five days to pick up the vehicle or you will be charged $20.00 a day for storage.
WHEN IS PAYMENT AND FEES DUE?
After you have been awarded a vehicle you have two days to pay, the auction day counts as one.
HOW DO I PAY?
You can pay a number of ways, credit card, western union, Bank wire transfer and Pay Pal.
HOW DO I PAY?
You will pay all money to the Registered Broker you signed up with.
WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY VEHICLE?
After all moneys have been paid you can pick the vehicle up or have a transport company deliver it?
WHAT ABOUT SHIPPING A VEHICLE?
Pro Collision has our own transport service, or you can choose one of your own. We have transporters number on hand to help you pick the one that best fits your needs.
CAN I PICK UP THE VEHICLE MYSELF?
Yes, you can go to the Copart yard where the vehicle is located and give them your bid number and they will bring it out and load it on your trailer or truck.
WHERE CAN I BUY PARTS TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE?
Pro Collision has all the parts you will need to repair your vehicle. New, Used and Aftermarket parts.
WHAT ABOUT SHIPPING PARTS?
We ship to all fifty states. We can ship Yellow, Roadway on larger items. For smaller parts we use FedEx or UPS.
CAN PRO COLLISION REPAIR MY VEHICLE?
Pro Collision has been in the automotive industry for thirty years. See our web page www.procollisionar.com we’re the only shop in the four states area that you can see your vehicle while its being repaired online. Pro Collision is capable of complete frame repair with geneses 2 digital mishearing system. All employees are ICAR or ASE certified. No job too big or too small.
CAN I SEE MY VEHICLE WHILE IT’S BEING REPAIRED
Yes, go to procollisionar.com