If you are looking for the absolute best deal on a good quality used car, then you should be visiting vehicle auctions frequently. Even though the process is not difficult, buying used cars in auctions still involves a few steps.
So, here is a quick guide.
Step 1 - Find a local vehicle auctionLook through the classified ad section or the public announcement section of your local newspaper to find vehicle auctions in your area. You might also have luck at estate sales where all of the possessions of someone who has died will be auctioned off. Sometimes vehicles are sold at these events as well.
Step 2 - Set your priceDon't go into a vehicle auction without knowing howmuch you are willing to spend. Buying used cars at auctions can be an exciting event and you don't want to get carried away. Take a look at what is available at the auction and decide the maximum that you will spend and never go past that maximum.
Step 3 - Check it out before you purchaseEven if the company running the auction assures you that a vehicle is in great shape, you should always have a chance to check it out first. Something as simple as watching someone put the key into the ignition and turning the vehicle on can give you proof that it works. However, from time to time you might run across an auction that involves a car being sold "as is". Most of the time, this means that the car is not in the best shape.
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