Jun 11

Are Cars Bought at Auctions Reliable?

by in General Auction Information, Not Dealer Only Auction

Auto auctions provide some of the most dependable, reliable cars on our roads today. Many people are against them, but if they would take the time and research the vehicles, they would realize the power of the auto auction. Here’s a few reason why car auctions are reliable.

Disclosure: Most auction houses are required to disclose the condition of the vehicle. If you’re in the market to purchase old, flooded cars, the auction site will more than likely provide this information. Say you’re looking for salvaged title cars; you can obtain this information at the auction house as well. It’s up to the consumer to ask questions and inquire further if more information is needed.

Used Car Dealerships: Another reason why the cars are reliable is implied by where the cars were purchased. People are trading cars daily and replacing them with new ones. If the dealership feels these cars are outdated and can’t be sold on their lot, they move them over to the auction. In most instances, perfectly good cars slip through the hands of dealers and into the hands of local auctioneers. Furthermore, the dealerships are sometimes onsite at auctions purchasing cars. This can be a major tell-tale sign for you, the prospective purchaser, because if a dealership is willing to buy from the auction with no reservations, you should have the confidence to know your getting a great product as well.

Again, I can’t stress the importance of doing your due diligence and making sure you make a smart purchase; that part is on you.  It is always wise to bring along an experience mechanic to inspect any car you might consider buying. Really think about what it is you’re looking for in a vehicle before you make your move as well. In closing, don’t be wary of auction auctions. Many find them highly reliable and overall one of the best places around to purchase cars. 

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