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We pay cash for your scrap car & offer free removal service within 24 hours

Whether you’ve had an accident, your family has outgrown your old car, or you’re a commercial business looking to upgrade fleet vehicles, the expert team at 1800 Salvage is here to help.

As a leading auto-salvage company, we offer outstanding service that makes selling unwanted vehicles a breeze, regardless of their condition. We pay cash for anything with wheels and a motor, from scrap cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats to machinery.

Our streamlined digital process means you receive a competitive, free quote by sending us a few photos and vehicle details. Once you accept our top cash offer, we’ll take care of the rest and arrange free removal within 24 hours from anywhere across the city or state.

Cash for cars of all conditions

Reliable car removal services when you need them

With our convenient service, you needn’t put up with old, broken down, damaged vehicles taking up valuable parking space or rusting in your backyard any longer. Our free car removal service operates across Melbourne and Victoria. 

Our extensive network of trusted towing partners enables us to provide removal services from anywhere within 24 hours or at your convenience. Let us know what suits you best, and we’ll make it work.

Instant cash payment for any scrap vehicle  

In addition to specialising in cash for cars, we pay top dollar for all other vehicles, too. We buy anything from outdated fleets of commercial vans or trucks to damaged motorbikes or old machinery such as forklifts and diggers. 

All vehicles have value, whether in repairable condition, have statutory write-offs, or are unregistered. We have partnered with reputable auction houses, repairers and car wreckers who help us repurpose all vehicles and car parts.

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Instant cash & free towing services for unwanted vehicles

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City, suburb, state - we offer free removal anywhere

1800 Salvage proudly operates across the city, regional Victoria and beyond. So whether you need car removal in Melbourne’s central business district or you’ve had an accident on a remote country road, our experienced towing team will get to you quickly.

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Top cash offers that save time and money

Simple online quote form, same day free quote, instant cash transfer and free car removal, 1800 Salvage does it all. We will take care of all the paperwork and you don’t even need to be home for the car removal.

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  • Australia wide service
  • Money in your account via OSKO
  • We buy early and late model cars
  • Licenced motor car trader (LMCT: 12082)
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Canterbury cash-for-cars experts

1800 Salvage’s expert scrap car buyers, Canterbury, have years of industry experience and closely follow market trends. This enables us to provide accurate, top cash offers for unwanted or written-off vehicles with just a few photos and basic details. It’s that easy.

So we can offer you our highest price, send us as much information as possible. Don’t worry about your vehicle’s condition. We’ll take it off your hands no matter how damaged it is and repurpose it sustainably.

What we need to know: 

  • Make and model
  • Condition and damage
  • Vehicle age
  • Exterior photos from all angles & interior photos
  • Odometer reading
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We buy cars of all makes & models

Our cash-for-cars Canterbury team buy any vehicle from Mercedes Benz to Ford.

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Frequently asked questions

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Do you buy auto parts?

We only purchase whole vehicles. However, our experienced scrap car buyers can give you a rough estimate of any car parts or scrap metal you have. We can also connect you with car wreckers, Canterbury area or near your location to dispose of your spare parts in an eco-friendly way.

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How long is your free quote valid?

Each instant quote remains valid for 14 Days. We appreciate what a big decision selling your car can be, so if you need more time, we can re-evaluate it later. 

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How quickly can I sell my written-off car?

1800 Salvage can provide a same-day quote, usually within the hour. From there, we can complete the necessary paperwork and aim for our removal service to collect your car within 24 hours or on the next business day.

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Do you buy vehicles out of regional locations?

Our vast network of transport providers helps us access and buy vehicles of all types from anywhere across Australia. So whether you’re in Canterbury and its surrounding suburbs or interstate, we’re here to help.

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Can you buy my unwanted car if it's under finance?

As a licensed motor vehicle dealer, 1800 Salvage generally cannot purchase any vehicle still under finance. We can help you remove any encumbrance you have. If our purchase offer exceeds your amount owed and we get a valid finance company payout letter, we’ll handle contract payouts and transfer the remaining funds to you. If it is the same amount owing to remove encumbrance, we can pay your finance in exchange for your used car. 

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How does 1800 Salvage provide the best price for my vehicle?

We follow the automotive market closely from wholesale market trends and auction results. We provide the best price possible in the current market and stay competitive to keep our customers happy.

Doug Whiffin

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Doug Whiffin

Doug began his career in the automotive industry at age 18. He has worked in several dealerships and has since become an expert valuer buyer. Doug serves a broad spectrum of clients including car dealerships, independent dealers, automotive wholesalers, and automotive salvage dealers, helping sellers obtain top cash for their unwanted cars. Additionally, he seamlessly transitions into the role of second-in-command manager in the general manager's absence, showcasing his proactive nature and leadership skills.

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Whether you want to buy or sell salvage vehicles, we are here to help. Get in touch and we will get back to you soon with the information you need.

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