Auction Vehicles in El Salvador


With the help of Almancenadora Trans-Auto, our team at IAA is offering even more ways to help buyers in El Salvador import vehicles from U.S. car auctions. As one of the largest vehicle auction companies in the United States, IAA is always looking for new ways to improve the buyer experience. By partnering with our official partner, Almancenadora Trans-Auto, overseas buyers have access to IAA's inventory of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and SUVs. If you’re ready to start browsing thousands of vehicles, register on our website today.

IAA and Almacenadora Trans-Auto make it easy to find, bid, buy and ship U.S. cars, and trucks to El Salvador.

IAA and Almacenadora Trans-Auto make it easy to find, bid, buy and ship U.S. cars, and trucks to El Salvador.

Register as a Public buyer from El Salvador


Individuals: As a Public buyer you can:

  • Create Watch Lists, save searches and manage Alerts and Preferences

  • View seller information and full VIN numbers

  • View every auction and bid on vehicles in auctions that are open to the public

  • Upgrade your Public account to a Licensed Business account 

Steps to Register for a Public Account:

  1. Upload a copy of your passport or a valid Driver’s license. If your ID does not include a residential address, then some other proof of address is also required. Accepted documents include a current utility or phone bill, tax payment receipts, a bank or credit card statement or other official document verifying your name and address. 

  2. Pay the $200 annual membership fee online by credit card 

  1. Upload a copy of your passport or a valid Driver’s license. If your ID does not include a residential address, then some other proof of address is also required. Accepted documents include a current utility or phone bill, tax payment receipts, a bank or credit card statement or other official document verifying your name and address.
  2. Pay the $200 annual membership fee online by credit card

Register as a Public Buyer

Register as a Licensed Business buyer from El Salvador


Licensed Businesses: With a Licensed Business buyer account you can:
  • Create Watch Lists, save searches and manage Alerts and Preferences 

  • View seller information and full VIN numbers

  • View auctions and bid on vehicles where you meet State licensing requirements (this is most vehicles)

  • Use the Cost Calculator tool

  • Add bidders to your account

  • Qualify for State sales tax exemption when signing the appropriate resale certificates. 

Steps to Register for a Licensed Business Account:

Automotive-related business owners can register as a Licensed Business.

  1. Upload a copy of your passport or a valid Driver’s license. If your ID does not include a residential address, then some other proof of address is also required. Accepted documents include a current utility or phone bill, tax payment receipts, a bank or credit card statement or other official document verifying your name and address.

  2. Upload a copy of your business license (must be automotive-related). 

    1. Registro De Comercio from Centro Nacional De Registros 

    2. Both sides of the Tarjeta De Identificación Tributaria Tributaria (NIT) from Ministerio de Hacienda Dirección General de Impuestos Internos 

    3. Registration number of Contribuyentes (IVA) from Ministerio de Hacienda Dirección General de Impuestos Internos  

  3. Your business license must include the following: 

    1. Owner’s name(s)

    2. Automotive business activity 

    3. Business address 

    4. Issue Date and Expiration Date 

    5. If your business license is more than two years old, provide us with the latest tax payment receipt or the Renovacion de Matricula de Empresa  

  4. Pay the $200 annual membership fee online by credit card 

Register as a Licensed Business

Help is Available


Visit our Help page for answers to your questions. IAA Customer Support is also available Monday – Friday 6:30am - 7pm (Central Time - CT) and Saturday 8am - 5pm (CT). Contact IAA Buyer Services: Tel: +1.630.686.4097 .

Local assistance is available in El Salvador from our official partner. They can help with registration, bidding, transportation and shipping. They operate independently from IAA and have their own terms and conditions so be sure to obtain a clear understanding of those terms before engaging their services. Official partners can be an excellent solution for many local, individual buyers as well as licensed businesses who have bidding restrictions in certain states. 

*To learn more about the Trans-Autos Terms & Conditions, please visit their website.

Renseignements sur les paiements


Le paiement par virement bancaire est la méthode privilégiée pour les acheteurs hors É.-U. Il s’agit d’une façon rapide, sécuritaire et fiable de transférer de l’argent de votre compte bancaire au nôtre.

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Import Details


Visit the El Salvador Customs website to learn more about the laws and regulation of importing cars into El Salvador.

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