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5 Things You Should Budget for When Buying a Car at Auction

Buying a car is a big investment, however the purchase price for the vehicle doesn’t represent the entire cost. In order to start driving, you’re going to need to budget some additional money to pay for upkeep, insurance and a few other things that might arise.

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4 Incredible Vehicles that have been Sold at Auction

At any auction house, you’re bound to see a few strange and fantastic cars come through. From cheap luxury car models sold at auction, wacky custom models and hand-tooled projects to famous cars straight off the movie set, you never know what you’ll find at an auction.

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5 Winter Car Maintenance Hacks You’ll be Thankful for These Holidays

As those chilly winter months hit, you’ll need to start taking steps to ensure your automobile’s safety. During winter, it’s no longer a question of having enough gas in the tank and the keys in the ignition; you’ll have to deal with frost, and the wear and tear it can put upon an engine in both the short term (i.e: starting it up) and the long term. During the winter cars take longer to start up, wear out more quickly, and have a much bigger chance of failing when you really need them, but following a few tips and tricks can make a big difference. Let’s go over a couple that’ll extend the life of your vehicle and ultimately save you a lot of money in repairs and maintenance costs.

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How Does MPG (Miles Per Gallon) Affect Car Prices At Auction?

Even if you are buying a car at an auction, it is still essential that you base your choice in certain criteria. After all, you are spending money. One of these is miles per gallon (MPG). Miles per gallon is exactly what it is—how much miles you travel per gallon. For example, if the vehicle as 30 mpg, it means it reaches 30 miles before one gallon of the gasoline is used up. Since 2010, vehicles now bear an mpg label from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the numbers of which stand for three things: city mpg, highway mpg, and combined mpg. These numbers can be found usually in a window sticker. If you are not sure where it is, ask the seller or the auctioneer.

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How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Car

A car is a major purchase, so it’s worth putting extra effort into maintaining your car’s value from the very first day of ownership. While cars start depreciating in value from day one, there are definitely things car owners can do to maximise returns when the time comes to sell their vehicle. These tips for maintaining and raising the value of your car will allow you to obtain the best possible price for your vehicle whether you’re planning to sell now or a few years in the future.

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A Guide to Finding The Best Car Loan Rates

For most people, purchasing a car will be one of the largest purchases they’ll ever make. There’s not really much that stacks up to the sheer monetary value of a car in most people’s houses, with the exception of the house itself.

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GSA Auctions Can Produce Cheap Car Deals for Buyers

How do you acquire a second-hand car? Most probably you go to your nearest or trusted car dealer, ask for recommendations from friends and family, or check out the listings in Craigslist or eBay. Do you know that you can actually get a great vehicle for an incredibly cheap price at an auction? In fact, to be more specific, you can join a General Services Administration (GSA) auction. What Is GSA? GSA is an independent agency of the federal government, which simply means that it forms part of your very own government. It performs a variety of functions, but they are related to procurement and management of a wide variety of assets. While that may sound easy to you, it really isn’t. To give you an idea on how important the agency is, know that it has a budget of more than $26 billion each year and is composed of over 10,000 employees!

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6 Signs It’s Time For A New Car

Buying a new car can be overwhelming. Questions like “Will it work with my budget?” and “Will it suit my needs as a driver?” are important to ask. If you do your research, ask the right people, and know when the best time is to start looking, your new car could be cheaper and more efficient than you imagined. We know it can be hard to let go of your old reliable vehicle (maybe it has sentimental value) but sometimes we have to accept when it’s time to get a new one. After all, if it’s costing your bottom line and creating more hazards than preventing them, it’s draining your quality of life and it shouldn’t be.

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Bidding Tips for Online Auto Auctions

Would you like to join an online auto auction? We’ve got some nice tips for you so you can wing it like a pro: Know where to buy your vehicles. There are actually different types of online auto auctions: for dealers or wholesale buyers only, government, and public. Of the three, the best would be a government auction since you’re more assured of the types of vehicles that are being auctioned. Keep in mind that units are sold in as-is basis. It’s not the job of the auctioneer to repair and maintain these vehicles while they’re still up for bidding.

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What You Need to Know Before Selling Your Car at an Auction

Car auctions are becoming an increasingly popular choice for owners who would prefer their vehicle to be sold under the hammer on the spot as opposed to taking the time to list the car online and liaising and bartering with a few potential buyers. While auction houses used to be filled with dealers looking to grab a bargain for resale, today there are plenty of private buyers who attend auctions to purchase their next car. As the attendance of private buyers continues to grow, the price for vehicles sold at auctions is increasing, which can only be a good thing for anyone wanting to sell their car at an auction.

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