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How to Successfully Buy a Used Car at Auction

Buying a used car at auction can be a great idea to save some money, but you also don’t want to buy a car that’s going to breakdown and cost you more money in the long run. There are some great used cars on the market, but here are some things you should consider before attending an auction to make sure you’re buying the right car for you.

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Buying a Car at Auction? Listen to the Engine Before Bidding

When buying a car at auction, it’s paramount that you undertake the necessary inspections. While a test drive is not usually possible when buying under this arrangement, inspecting the car while stationary is allowed, and during inspection hours the vehicle can usually be started up. This is an opportune time to listen for obscure or strange noises that may be coming from an engine, as it can indicate whether there is something seriously wrong with a vehicle.

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Minivan vs SUV – Which is Best?

In the past, the minivan was the vehicle of choice for families all over the world. With space and practicality, there was simply no other vehicle better suited to the needs of the modern family, especially those with young children. However, in recent years the SUV (sport utility vehicle) has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments, with manufacturers releasing countless models to meet market demand. There is no doubt that the SUV has become the vehicle of choice for many motorists.

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How to Win at a Car Auction

Auctions can be great places to buy quality cars. There are plenty of good deals to be had, but it’s important that you have a plan and, more importantly, that you stick to that plan. While auctions are a popular method for selling (and hence buying) cars, there are still a number of things that you should consider and follow when purchasing at an auction.

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How Should You Check a VIN before You Buy a Car at an Auction?

Auctions are a good way of buying a used car for less. Depending on the auction, you can save as much as 50% to even 90% of its book value price. Moreover, if the vehicle is in great condition, then its resale value is very high. However, even if you’ve obtained the car from a government auction, where most vehicles are in great condition, it is still your responsibility to ensure that it has a clean title and there are no other attached problems to possible purchase. For that, you need to check its VIN.

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2015 Car Buying Trends – Used Cars Gain as New Cars Slide

The year ahead is going to be a good one for the car industry, with plenty of growth and technology enabling more Americans to be better informed and find the perfect car for them. But auctions will be the most exciting part of the industry in the New Year, as more consumers look for cars that are both unique and collectible.

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From 1985 to 2014: The Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction

For the rich and famous, collecting vintage cars is a hobby that draws them to auctions around the world. These aren’t the kind of auctions for regular people, though. These are auctions where unimaginable amounts of money exchange hands for the rarest of the rare. Here are the ten most expensive cars that have ever been bought at auction. The most expensive of all? A record that was set in 2014, proving that demand for vintage cars isn’t easing any time soon.

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Can I Get a Warranty When I Buy a Used Car at Auction?

You wouldn’t expect to get a warranty when you buy a used car outside of a dealership, but many people don’t realise that auto auction centres and online auctions usually offer a 3-month warranty on all vehicles free of charge. The reason they feel confident doing that is because the majority of government and repo cars sold at auction are only a couple of years old and, in the case of government vehicles, come with a fully documented service history.

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Exporting Cars from US – Things You Need To Know (part 2)

Legal Issues Highlighted by the US Customs and Border Protection (Department of Homeland Security) While the overarching legal issues, including taxes, the primary issues are highlighted by the US customs and border protection-which is a subsection of the Department of Homeland Security. 1. Basic Requirements The basic requirements of someone attempting to export a used vehicle must present to customs both the vehicle itself as well as the required documentation. This documentation includes the VIN number/product identification number. The exportation of a vehicle is only permitted upon compliance of local requirements and less the vehicle entered the United States under and in the bond a procedure, temporary importation bond, or personal exemption for non-residents.

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Exporting Cars from US – Things You Need To Know (part 1)

Every year more people consider exporting cars from the United States. There are a variety of factors which play into this decision; regardless of why someone is exporting cars there are a number of important facts which must be considered. There are not only legal ramifications and regulations to make note of, but also a variety of factors which may influence the overall profitability of the endeavor.

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