Working on a Project Vehicle is a Great Learning Experience

Teaching your child about basic car mechanics is a gift that will last a lifetime, plus working on a project vehicle is also an enjoyable way for two gearhead family members to spend time together. To get the most out of the experience, even the purchase of the project car should be made a part of the learning experience.

One of the best places to search for a project car is through a salvage auction. A site like will have a large variety of cheap cars for sale from which you and your child can choose.

Start by showing your child why certain cars for sale will make excellent choices for project vehicles, while others will not. You may also want to explain to him that salvage auctions are a good source of cheap cars for sale because they typically list a number of older vehicles that insurance companies don’t consider worth fixing, even when the damage may be relatively minor. You should also explain to your child why some cars for sale may appear to be good bargains, but are definitely not because of the damage they have sustained.

If you should find the perfect project vehicle on, this site can help you and your child complete the purchase of your dream project car. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to pick up an inexpensive second vehicle for parts for your project.

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