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Government and Police Auctions for Cars, Trucks and SUVs

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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What Is Normal Wear and Tear and What Is Excessive Wear When Buying a Car?

If you are buying a used car, then you should be prepared for all its imperfections. The moment the vehicle is driven, it already goes through the wear-and-tear process. You can therefore imagine how much of this wear is happening when it has been used for, say, five years, which is usually the “acceptable” lifespan of a good vehicle. Simply put, all used cars have wear and tear. As a buyer, however, you must know whether it is considered normal or excessive. The wear and tear may be deemed “normal” if:

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Which Hybrid Cars Are Selling Best At Auction?

Whether you’re all about protecting the environment or taking advantage of tax incentives, hybrid cars are in demand—and you want one too. There’s no other place to get them cheap than in various auto auctions where prices can drop as much as 50%. But rather than choosing hybrid cars at random, begin with the hottest ones. Unfortunately, there’s no official car auction report we can access. What we did is to use two of the biggest review websites online and choose hybrid cars that are found in both top car lists.

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Buy RV at Auction: What to Look for at Inspection

RVs have become an iconic symbol for recreation for several generations. Most probably, you have a personal experience riding one when you went out camping for a few days with your family. Now you want to pass on the tradition to your own, relive the best RV memories, or be more practical and live in one. Either way, you can get a used RV at a good price when you join an auction. During an auction, you have the chance to buy the vehicle at a price you’re willing to pay and get it for at least 30% off their trade-in value or dealer’s price. But before you start bidding, conduct due diligence and perform a vehicle inspection:

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