Heres Why an Auto Auction May be the Best Choice for you

By: Perry Gibson

An auto auction is simply selling a vehicle to the highest bidder. Cars are the most common vehicles sold by an auto auction. If you are looking at buying a car at an auto auction there are some really good deals available to you.

With a little bit of luck, you might be able to get a nicer car then you could normally afford. If you are planning on going to a auction, you should keep in mined these few tips.

You will usually find that the cars at an auto auction comes from rental companies or are repossessed. Company cars are also available at an auto auction.

As rental companies or car dealers need to re stock their inventory they will sell the cars at an auto auction. Because you can not test drive a car at an auto auction until the sale is complete you may want to bring along a mechanic or someone with mechanical knowledge of cars to help you inspect them before you bid. If the car is being sold by a dealer, they are required by law to reveal any problems or defects, but remember that this will not always be 100% accurate.

The biggest benefit for you is the savings you will get when you buy at a auto auction. It is not out of the question to see a savings of 60% to 90% off of the book value at an auction. If you spend some time researching, you could save yourself some cash and end up getting a great car for much less than going to a dealer.

You will want to look for lower mileage cars. The newer the better. You may even be able to find a car with some of the original warranty left on it.

A low starting bid of $100 to $500 is possible. To avoid getting into a bidding war and possibly going over your budget you need to establish going in what you are looking for and how much you are willing to spend. Taking your emotion out of an car auction is always a good idea if you are looking for the best deal possible.

Some people like to buy luxury autos at an auto auction. If this is a dream of yours be patient.

The first time you might not find what you are looking for. Showing up to as many auctions as you can and on slow days in the middle of the week can be to your advantage as well.

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