SAMBRA Forms Vehicle Salvage Database Task Team

The South African Motor Body Repairer’s Association (SAMBRA) will ramp up its efforts to have the details of previously written-off vehicles published for public consumption. This information is currently contained in a so-called Vehicle Salvage Database (VSD), which is used as a reference source by the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) and the Insurance Crime […]

Used-car buyers soon to have access to a vehicle salvage database (VSD)

Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA talks to Thabiso TT Tema from Power 98.7 about incidents where buyers are unknowingly purchasing very poorly repaired, previously written-off vehicles, seen as uneconomical to repair by insurers. They discuss the risks involved for second-hand car buyers, such as serious accidents and the way forward through the creation of […]

SA’s used-car buyers will soon be able to avoid write-off ‘death traps

Times Live has reported (24th February 2022) that the The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has agreed to make its vehicle salvage database (VSD) public after lobbying by the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA). The VIN numbers of all previously insured written-off vehicles will be published on an open website for consumers to […]