Public Car Auctions Opelika AL
Public Car Auctions
Yes. It is very possible to get good deals on used cars at public car auctions. But you have to know where to find them and how to participate.
Types of public car auctions
A great many car auctions allow only licensed car dealers to buy. However, other auctions are also open to the public and can be a source of good cars at good prices.
The most common type of car auction are those conducted by professional auction companies. Some are large with locations around the country, such as Manheim. Others are small local or regional companies. Some are conducted by towing companies. Other auctions are conducted by police departments or other local and national government agencies, such as the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
Auctions can vary in terms of the type of vehicles and source of vehicles. A specific auction might be only for , or heavy trucks, or , or , or , or .
How do I find public car auctions?
Many of the larger auctions companies, such as , have web sites on which they announce upcoming public auctions in locations across the country. Regional and local auctions are usually advertised in newspapers or local TV ads. Federal and local government auctions are usually announced in local or national newspapers. If there are a number of local newspapers, the announcements will only be in one of those papers. Announcements typically appear on a specific schedule, such as on a particular Friday each month.
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