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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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How Do I Lease The Next Vehicle I Buy?

Owning a vehicle is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life. Not only is it a huge responsibility, it is also costly. In fact, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics, transport including car ownership can eat up the biggest chunk of your household expenses. In other words, there’s very little room to make a mistake with your choice. The good thing is there’s a win-win solution for you. If you want to make sure you’re buying the best and the most practical car you can afford, lease it first. Leasing is a cool way to access some of the newest car models in the market without spending too much money as you would if you decide to buy one. Moreover, you have many leasing options as even car manufacturers allow you to do it.

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How Does Mileage Affect Car Prices at Auction?

Have you ever been in a car sale or a public auction and you have heard someone ask about the mileage? Doesn’t it concern your or even raise your curiosity as to why mileage always figures itself in these situations? You will find your answer here. But before we proceed with the answer, let’s know something about mileage.

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Buying From Pickup Truck Auctions – Tips and Tricks

Many people prefer pickup trucks for their solid body, firmness, and durability. They seem to be able to beat even the most difficult terrains, making them the perfect buddy in any adventure. They can be spacious enough with plenty of leg room and areas for storage. Moreover, depending on the load and weight, pickup trucks can be used to haul supplies or tow a trailer or a camper.

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Top 5 SUVs Sold at US Auto Auctions

Auctions are some of the best places to spot and buy the most popular, hottest SUVs in the U.S. market today. Prices quoted below can be much less if purchased at an auto auction. To know what they are—just in case you want to invest on them—we’ve referred to Motor Trend magazine, which is famous for releasing SUVs of the year based on an intensive judging system using a variety of criteria including engineering enhancement, design, and fuel efficiency.

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Vehicle Title: Check before You Bid

When it comes to car auctions, you have two things to remember. First, more often than not, you are allowed to inspect the vehicle and get as much information as you can about it. Second, you have to perform due diligence since cars are sold as is. Once you have won, you can never return it.

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How to Prepare Your Used Car for an Auction

The best strategy for getting a good price on your car at an auction is to think like a potential buyer. Most buyers are looking for a new car experience at a used car price, so the closer you can bring your car back to showroom condition, the more they’ll be willing to pay. Follow these guidelines and your car should be the most popular vehicle come auction day.

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