Frequently Asked Questions

We don't sell parts. What is a "Salvage" Title?

What is the biggest advantage of buying a used car or truck from Montana Auto Recyclers?

How often does Montana Auto Recyclers acquire "new" used vehicles for their inventory?

How long does a used car stay on your car lot?

Does Montana Auto Recyclers take trade-ins?

Do you offer in-house financing?

Is there a warranty on your used vehicles?

Does Montana Auto Recyclers sell parts?

Is transportation available?

Are there any additional fees related to purchasing a used car from Montana Auto Recyclers?

Can you help with the repairs?

Do people actually purchase vehicles sight unseen online from you?

Why do some vehicles have clear titles & others - salvage titles?

Business hours - Monday thru friday 8 to 5 / Saturday by appointment ,,,,





What is a "Salvage" Title?
A salvage title is nothing more than a regular title which states Salvage or Rebuilt Salvage on it's title. This marking is put on the title to disclose the used vehicle’s history of being repaired. However, not all repairs are known. For example, when an insurance company orders a used car or truck repaired it may or may not bear the mark. Salvage title used cars are often no different than clear titles on used cars, which an insurance company after an accident has ordered repaired. The salvage title marking is to alert the consumer of repairs that need to be or have been made. IMPORTANT NOTE: You drive the vehicle not the title. Outside damage which is repaired does not affect how the vehicle operates.

What is the biggest advantage of buying a used car or truck from Montana Auto Recyclers?
The greatest advantage of buying a used car or truck from Montana Auto Recyclers is the amount of money saved. You, like many others, will be able to purchase a newer used auto for a fraction of the retail price.

How often does Montana Auto Recyclers acquire "new" used vehicles for their inventory?
Our used car and truck inventory here in Northwest Montana changes weekly, due to our purchases at car auctions throughout the country and direct insurance contacts. "The Boss" is known for searching out and locating the best deals around the country which extends to our Montana Auto Recyclers customers the lowest prices on the best used cars.

How long does a used car stay on your car lot?
That is a very good question! Often times a used car is sold before it even hits our lot. It is not uncommon for someone to purchase one of our used cars and then another buyer to come in later that afternoon or the next day inquire about purchasing "that" used car. Our best calculations is an average of 21 days. Our best advise is, if you see something you want act quickly or have your second favorite in mind.

Does Montana Auto Recyclers take trade-ins?
We sell used cars at a fraction of the retail cost, taking trades is not feasible for us, or profitable for you. Your best bet in the Flathead Valley for selling your used car is the Mountain Trader. Put a sign in your used car or truck and when possible park where a lot of people will see your FOR SALE sign. Also, tell all of your family and friends that you are selling your used car. They may know someone who may be wanting to buy a car or truck from you. Good Luck

Do you offer in-house financing?
Sorry, we do not offer in-house financing. Our focus is finding the best used cars at the cheapest prices to pass the savings on to you. Most financial institutions have no problem financing salvage title used cars and are equipped to help you establish your financing needs upon approval.

Is there a warranty on your used vehicles?
Occasionally, there are still factory warranties available. If desired, a warranty can be purchasd from us at our dealer's cost. On Completed Used Cars we warranty all work related to the repairs, including paint and bodywork.

Does Montana Auto Recyclers sell parts?
WE DO NOT SELL PARTS, sorry! Our back lot may look like we do, as we stock many used parts to make the repair process of our Completed Repairables Inventory easier. For used parts, two regular sites we visit are: www.car-part.com and www.partschannel.com.

Is transportation available?
Yes, we can assist you in making transportation arrangements of your used car or truck to your location.

Are there any additional fees related to purchasing a used car from Montana Auto Recyclers?
A $35 Title Transfer Fee is added at the time of purchase to offset the title processing fee from the state.
If you are requiring an Out-of-State 40 day permit, the state charges an $8 fee which we collect and forward to them.
If you using a credit card, the 3% service charge the credit card company charges us will be added to your total.

Can you help with the repairs?
Montana Auto Recyclers prides itself on making the repair process as easy as possible. We have many resources for locating used parts and can even assist you in repairing it or finding a quality facility near you to complete the necessary repairs at a reasonable rate.

Do people actually purchase vehicles sight unseen online from you?
Yes, Absolutely. Our long standing reputation of being dependable, trustworthy, honest, and accurate in all our descriptions has paved the way for customers to be confident in purchasing vehicles sight unseen from us. It is important to make sure you...
FIRST, know the vehicle you are planning to purchase by test driving the same year, make, and model.
SECOND, be familiar with the damages and the repairs that will need to be made - if it is a repairable.
THIRD, only purchase vehicles online from a trusted source.
By doing all three, when the vehicle arrives you will know exactly what you are getting, eliminating all surprises.

Why do some vehicles have clear titles & others - salvage titles?
The dollar amount of damage a vehicle sustained is factored into whether or not the insurance company labels a car with a salvage title or if it retains a clean title. Each state varies. It is important to note every new car and truck started out with parts that were assembled. Repairables or rebuildables are simply used cars and truck which are waiting for damaged parts to be repaired or replaced. A Completed Vehicle is a repairable with it's parts replaced or repaired.

Business hours - Monday thru friday 8 to 5 / Saturday by appointment ,,,,





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