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Understanding Damage Codes

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One of the most important aspects of buying clean or salvage title vehicles at auction is understanding the damage codes on each lot listing. 

Copart expressly disclaims the accuracy of Damage Codes, as information may not completely or clearly reflect the type or extent of damage to any vehicle.

There are numerous Damage Types, listed as codes, that are used to designate what damage the lot has sustained. There are Primary Damage codes as well as Secondary Damage codes. Both damage codes describe significant information about the damage of the lot and one code should not carry more importance than the other.

Here’s a breakdown of all damage codes we have listed and what they mean.

AO ALL OVER BC BIOHAZARDOUS/CHEMICAL
BE BURN - ENGINE BI BURN - INTERIOR
BN BURN CC CASH FOR CLUNKERS
DH DAMAGE HISTORY FD FRAME DAMAGE REPORTED
FR FRONT END HL HAIL
MC MECHANICAL MN MINOR DENTS/SCRATCHES
NW NORMAL WEAR PR PARTIAL/INCOMPLETE REPAIR
RJ REJECTED REPAIR RO ROLLOVER
RR REAR END SD SIDE
ST STRIPPED TP TOP/ROOF
UK UNKNOWN UN UNDERCARRIAGE
VI MISSING/ALTERED VIN VN VANDALISM
VP REPLACED VIN WA WATER/FLOOD

The damage codes only represent reported and/or known damage. AutoBidMaster explicitly disclaims the accuracy of damage codes, as the information may not accurately represent the damage on any vehicle. Damage codes should not be relied on during the bidding process. AutoBidMaster strongly recommends that Members thoroughly examine lots before bidding and purchasing.

Now that you have a better understanding of damage codes, browse our available inventory with our vehicle finder. Happy bidding!

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