Cars at auction
Just like any other auction, a car auction is simply selling cars to the highest bidder. You can get yourself a very good car at a cheap price, but you can also walk away disappointed if not considered correctly.
There are a few things you should keep in mind when attending an auction, as doing so will ensure that your auction experience is a good one, and with a bit of luck, you may come away with the car you wanted at a much lower price.
The majority of the cars available are repossessions, ex rentals or dealers trying to shift the old stock. Whatever the reason for selling, it is fundamental that you check the cars you wish to bid on before you commit. There is no chance to test drive a car before you bid, so it's best that you have a little mechanical knowledge or take someone who does, just to check over the car before hand.
Saving money at an auction is never guaranteed, but don't be surprised if you see major reductions compared to dealer or even private prices. Take an interest into the newer, lower mileage cars; they might even have a few months manufacturers warranty left.
Be sure to set yourself a budget, and stick to it no matter what, avoid entering a bidding war, as more often than not it will be with another dealer with the extra money to spend.
You may not find exactly what you are looking for at the first auction, so it's best you attend a few, same goes for those who are new to a car auction, attend a few before you consider buying, just to get a feel for how it all works. If you've never tried a car auction before, try taking someone who has to give you an idea of what to do.
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An author from North WalesAuthor: Michael Wade