Going to an auto auction in order to find the automobile that you need may be ideal if you're only looking to spend a certain amount on your car. Nevertheless, there are a few risks involved with this type of 'shopping'. There are certain rules that you'll want to keep in mind when you go to public auto auctions, and in this article I will list some things to look out for so help keep you from getting taken advantage of when you're selecting the auction cars that you want.

We all know that auctioneers are speaking rather fast. Nevertheless, remember to listen closely so that you'll know the conditions under which you're purchasing this automobile. Many of the autos will be sold 'as is', which means you will have to pay for the cost it takes to fix all current damages associated with the car. If the automobile is listed or described as 'buyers beware' this is actually a red flag telling you to be even more cautious.

What this phrase actually means is that the car could break down hours after you drive it away from the auction, and you don't have time to take the car to a mechanic for a diagnostic check before purchasing it. The deal for these vehicles is final; so unless the car title turns out to be fraudulent, you are stuck with what you pay for. Be aware that your case will probably not stand a chance in court, since lawyers are hesitant to waste their precious time with a used car case--especially a car that you bought at an auction.

Not all public auto auctions do car title checks; therefore you should make sure to take advantage of a car title check before you drive your new vehicle away from the auction site. These title checks may not be the most accurate, however, you can use the internet to get a thorough report of the vehicle's history, and to find out what you need to do in order to sign the title over into your name.

Regarding public auto auctions, you should also be aware that you will always pay more for the car than your original bid. The car buyer's premiums are attached to the car's price and in a majority of cases; this is only a small amount. A fairly common figure at many auctions is that the buyer has to pay five percent of the bid that wins.

Remember these key points when you're bidding, to make sure that the total cost of your purchase will still be within your budget. Don't get so focused on, "winning" that you go outside of your budget.
If you don't want to purchase a used car at a dealership, you may want to attend a used car auction to get the automobile that you want. Below are some tips that will help you to walk away from an auction with the car that will suit you best and at a reasonable price.
One of the best types of used car auctions to attend is one that sells seized vehicles. Each year thousands of seized cars are recovered all around the country and these vehicles are often in good condition. Some of the vehicles are only a few years old and there are also several brand new models at these auctions.

Some auction cars also go into the surplus inventory of banks and the government if the previous owner(s) is not able to afford to keep the car. So, when you attend the used car auction, be sure to look at the condition of the cars and pay attention to the year, make and model of the car. You should also search sites like carfax.com in order to get detailed reports for the types of cars you may be interested in.
You should also try to bring a cellular device with a connection to the internet to the auction with you so that you can pull up information about the car before you place your bid. Keep in mind the cost of the vehicles at the used car auction are lower for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is that it will cost banks and the government lots of money to store the cars, so selling the vehicles is ideal.

Be aware that some of the cars at a used car auction are not in the best condition, which is why you'll need to purchase a warranty that will protect you from the cost of paying for major repairs and damages. At some auctions, you will even be offered to purchase a 30-day guarantee before driving the car off the lot. Lots of people have bought cars from auctions and have had to take them to the repair shop days after the auction to replace a broken tail pipe, repair the transmission or do other repairs.
I recommend that you do a systematic inspection of the car while you are still at the auction site; used vehicles have a number of miles on them which cause inevitable wear and tear on the vehicle. If you're searching for a used car auction in your area, you can check out usa.gov; you'll also find tips on making smart purchases at car auctions when you visit sites like ezinearticles.com.
Do you want a new car? Do you need to find some inexpensive items for your new home? Want to buy some new jewelry to add to your collection?
Police auctions are a great way to get the items you want at very nice prices. Not sure where to start searching? These resources will help you. propertyroom.com is one of the best websites to visit if you're looking to find out more about police auctions.
This site will offer a huge variety of items, so if you're searching for a new bicycle for yourself or your child, a decent laptop that is in good condition, or currency and coins to add to your collection, the site will have lots of choices in each category for you to choose from. Specials that are currently being featured on the site include a 14 K gold bracelet that is currently being bid on for a little under $300, a Panasonic laptop for around $250, and a video game system from Microsoft for slightly over $170.  Make sure that you check this site often to see the rate at which the bids are increasing, as well as to see how much time is left for bidding on the items you want.

There are also auction cars on the site to be bid on as well, so chances are you'll find an affordable vehicle that has the features that you need.  At policeauctions.com  you'll also find some great deals that you won't want to pass up. You may place all of your bids online and there are lots of beautiful pieces of jewelry on the site that are being sold for a fraction of what you would pay in the jewelry store, so make sure that you search through the site for diamond pendants, necklaces with sapphire accents, and diamond bracelets that surely will make great additions to your jewelry collection.

You can also purchase automobiles on the site for as little as $500 dollars and many of them are in almost new condition.  The site will also give you great information on foreclosures so that you may be able to find additional property that you can use as an investment.  While you can visit these sites for police auctions, you can also find out more about auto auctions that are going on locally when you visit usa.gov.
The auctions are sponsored by the Department of Defense, and there are even some cars for sale that were previously owned by the government's General Services Administration Fleet.  You can also check with City Hall in your area in order to find out when police auctions will be happening in your city.
Once a car has been repossessed for whatever reason, or if a car that is slightly older in make or model has not been claimed or purchased, it may be put up for sale in salvage auctions.  This does not necessarily mean that these auction cars are not of good quality, but there are some things you'll need to be aware of when you're shopping at a salvage auction; here are a few tips that will help.

You will most likely be viewing salvaged cars at a public auto auction, which means that there will be plenty of people that are bidding on the same vehicle(s) that you want.  Because you will have some 'competition', it is very important that you organize your budget before going to the auction, so that you will be very clear about your limits before you start the bidding process.  One of the main reasons for this is that you will have to pay additional fees after you win the bid on the car at the salvage auction; and buyer's premiums can be about 10 percent of the total price of the car.

Another very important thing to remember is making sure that you're able to see the title of the vehicle before you take it off the lot and drive it home.  The only chance you have to get out of a deal you are not comfortable with at salvage auctions is if the title is fraudulent, and if you don't have the proper title you wouldn't know what type of allowances you have either.

Internet is another option. You can shop online for the salvage auction cars that you are interested in. If you want to purchase online you may also want to check out the Salvage Direct website.  This web resource will give you all the links to used automobiles that are of decent quality and you'll also find links to other vehicles you may want to purchase, such as motorcycles, RVs, boats and snowmobiles.

You can buy commercial vehicles from this site as well. Purchasing from this site will help you save money if you're starting a new business.  You can also look for a website called ridesafely.com in. At this site you will get access to information about live or online salvage auctions that you may be interested in attending.  

You can also find vehicles from Honda and Yamaha as well as customer service that are available in three languages.  After completing your purchase online, you can go to one of the distributor locations in USA to pick up your new vehicle.

Quality models such as Lexus and Mercedes are featured on this website, but you can find more economic models such as Toyota and Honda on the site as well. You can also find out where the car is physically located so that you can place your bids wisely, and in addition the deadlines for placing the bids on vehicles that you want are listed on the site for salvage auctions as well.

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Going to a car dealer to pick out the vehicle that you want may not be the best option for you, so searching for a repossessed auction car or a few of them may be a great alternative for you. It's not difficult to find places that sell repossessed vehicles.  In this article I take a look at some of the best places to search for affordable automobiles, and I'll also mention some of the 'rules' you will want to follow when you purchase a repossessed car.

The main reason why people want to buy repossessed cars is the price. At a car auction you may end up paying about 10 percent of what you would pay if you were going to a new or used car dealership. The cars are so inexpensive because the banks that finance the cars don't want to spend the thousands of dollars that it will cost to keep the vehicles in storage.

While you'll in most cases save a considerable amount of money for repossessed auction cars, you should also be aware that some of the money that you save may have to be used for repairing the car or to purchase an extensive warranty that will protect from having to pay a large amount for additional damage and repairs. When you are searching for repossessed cars, you should have a set amount upfront that you're willing to spend before you actually get to the auction. A great way do this is by searching through a few auction sites online so that you'll get an idea of what you should bid for the make and model that you want.

You should also be aware that most of the prices you see online, as well as the prices that people will be bidding for when you get to the actual auction site, will not be as high as what you will pay if you get the winning bid.

When you purchase repossessed cars from auto auctions, a buyer's premium will be attached to the price in order to pay the administrators of the auction. This is sometimes about five or ten percent of the overall cost of the car so you don't get caught up in trying to 'win' the car before thinking about all the costs that are involved.

You'll also need to get all the information you can about the warranty for the repossessed auction car that you may be interested in. Companies like Warranty Direct will be able to give you all the coverage you need to protect your car--and your wallet--and you should also find out all you can about the title before taking the car home.  Be sure to get the original title from the owner before leaving, and log onto autocheck.com to get a detailed history of the car before you register it in your name.
Are you looking for a 'new' car at a price you know you can afford?  You may want to attend the next seized car auction in your area. Seized or repossessed cars are often sold at government auctions that are sponsored by the local police department; and the auction cars are sold for cheaper than the original price.

However, it's important to keep in mind that you do get what you pay for, so here are some tips for finding the right car for the right price.

If you are not sure about when a seized car auction will take place in your state or city, you should visit usa.gov.  This site will provide links to directories that will give you schedules for auctions that are being sponsored by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.  Other seized car auction events that you may want to attend will also include automobiles that are from state or local surplus.

It costs the state and the banks that finance the cars millions of dollars to keep the cars in storage, so you'll definitely be sold a car for a much more affordable price than if you were buying off the lot. In some cases, you can find a car for a price that is about 80 or 90 percent lower than the retail price!

Even though a seized car is not necessarily one that is in bad condition, when you're buying from an auction, the rules are a little different. You are completely independent as a consumer, which means that the auctioneer or any organization selling the car is not liable for damages or repairs once you win the bid and drive the car off the lot. So, you will need to make sure that you purchase some type of guarantee that will protect you if anything goes wrong with the car.

You'll also need to purchase a warranty for the car so that if repairs are needed, they will not be terribly expensive.  You should also remember to never, ever walk away from the auction site without getting the title to the car.  You will not be able to legally register the car and receive a license plate, which could present some serious legal problems for you in the future if you plan on getting the car on the road.

For extra help in finding the right seized car auction or automobile prices for your budget, you should also log onto carbuyingtips.com. This site has a lot of straightforward tips that will help save you money and get the most out of your car purchase.  You can also find great seized car auction information, as well as great classic car models on ebay.com.
by Terry Carters

If you're looking for a new car, but don't necessarily want to go through the process of purchasing a vehicle from a dealership, it may be a good idea to find out about state auto auction events in your area. The auction cars that are sold at these auctions are often in great condition, and you could save a considerable amount of money by placing a reasonable bid for the car(s) that you want. Here are some of the resources you can use to find a state auto auction nearest you, as well as some tips that will help you to come home with the right vehicle.
When you visit www.niada.com, you can find an auto auction directory that will let you know when auctions are going on in every state in the country. You'll get the address and phone number for the location of the auction, as well as the name of the person who will be managing the event.  There are also listings for auto auctions in Canada, in case you want to travel there to find a car that wasn't available at a previous auction.

You can also check with your local police station, or contact City Hall to find out when the next state auto auction will be taking place. The police department will often hold an auction in order to sell repossessed items and you will not only find automobiles, but quality jewelry and household items may be a part of some auctions as well. Your City Hall also may be able to give you a website to visit that will showcase the items that will be for sale.
When you attend a state auto auction, there are a few things that you'll need to keep in mind.
First, you're pretty much on your own when you're bidding. This means you should pay special attention to the way that cars for sale are presented; if the auctioneer states that the car is being sold 'as is' this means you are totally responsible for any repairs that you want to have done on the car.

You will in many cases be able to purchase a guarantee that will last for 30 days after you have taken your vehicle from the auction place.  However, I firmly recommend that you buy a warranty that will protect you from having to pay for any damage or repair that might be necessary.
Don't forget to get the title from the state auto auction; you will need to have your car officially registered in the state you are intending to drive it in.  Check the validity of the title at autocheck.com. This should be done before you drive your auction vehicle the first time.
These days, you can purchase just about anything online--and this goes for new and used cars as well. If you want to find a car that you can afford that is still in great condition, you may want to think about logging onto some online car auctions so that you can find the auction cars that you want in the comfort of your own home.

 While this may be a convenient way to buy a car, there are still some very real precautions that you'll need to take to make sure that you are getting the most for your money--and to ensure that you're not being taken advantage of. No matter what site you visit for online car auctions, you should make sure that there is a definite way to get in touch with the individual or group that is selling the car before you make the final purchase.

Thus, if you have questions regarding the vehicle, for example if it needs repair and in this case, what kind of work will be necessary to do, you can have your issues and concerns sorted out before you pay a cent that you can't get back. If you send questions to the seller and they are not responding in a timely manner, this may be a valid sign that the seller can't be trusted; you want to ensure that there is an open and honest communication so that you know exactly what type of deal you are making.

Also, make sure you know what to do to get the title and warranty for the vehicle upfront, which means before it officially becomes your property. If you participate in a live auction, you'll be able to have the title handed over to you while you are at the physical auction site.  If you are completing the bid and purchase process on the internet, you will get these materials sent to you. Make sure you have them before you sign the deal.

Also, make sure that you have the arrangements for getting any official paperwork for the vehicle in writing (via your email) during the purchasing process, because in case you'll need to verify anything, you will then have the necessary proof. It's also very important that you buy a warranty for cars that you purchase at online car auctions.

Although you do everything right in the buying process, you will still need to buy coverage that will decrease the expenses of any repairs or maintenance services you will need for your car.  This is particularly important if you buy older models.

Ebay has an automobile section containing online car auctions.  Here are numerous decent vehicles listed and you will also get most of the details you need there before you get in contact with the seller.

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