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Repo Car Auctions Columbia MO

Repo car auctions are a great source of used vehicles at bargain prices, if you know what you're doing. Repossessed vehicles of all types are available at auction sites all over the country. Learn how it works.

Auto Auction Central Missouri
(573) 443-2428
5950 S Rolling Hills Rd
Columbia, MO
 
Insurance Auto Auctions
(877) 550-1262
1155 Eldon
Springfield, MO
 
St Louis Auto Auction
(314) 738-0579
3847 Taussig Ave
Bridgeton, MO
 
Copart Inc
(417) 753-3300
2889 Us Highway 60
Rogersville, MO
 
Kirksville Auto Auction Inc
(660) 665-1925
23099 Potter Trl
Kirksville, MO
 
Missouri Auto Auction Inc
(573) 886-0032
421 N Rangeline Rd
Columbia, MO
 
Mid Mo Auction Co & Auto Sales
(417) 991-2898
20100 Kingsbrook Rd
Lebanon, MO
 
Royal Auto Auction
(816) 461-2525
8912 E Us Highway 40
Kansas City, MO
 
Moberly Auto Auction
(660) 263-3336
1212 Gillan Rd
Moberly, MO
 
Copart
(573) 471-4550
687 E Outer Rd
Sikeston, MO
 

Repo Car Auctions

What is a repossessed (repo) car?

When a car owner fails to make on-time loan or lease payments, the bank or finance company will repossess the vehicle — take it back. Typically, the buyer will be given a chance to catch up on payments or be made a payoff offer to recover the vehicle. If the buyer does not or can not get the vehicle back, the bank or lending institution takes it over and will sell it to recover some or all of the loan balance.

Repossessed cars are not the same as seized cars, impound cars, or unclaimed cars typically sold by police or government agencies. Repossessed cars belong to banks, credit unions, and finance companies.

Some smaller banks or credit unions may display repo cars in their own parking lots, with "for sale" signs in the window. These cars can be easily spotted when driving by the bank.

Most banks and finance companies hand over repo cars to a professional auction company. When the auction company sells the car, the bank gets the money, less a commission. Auctions can be public, private, or dealer-only auctions. Repossessed car auctions are sometimes mistakenly called "car forcloseure auctions."

When a bank or loan company sells repossessed cars, it wants to recover enough money to pay off the existing loan balance, plus any expenses for towing and storage and the fees of the professional repo company who picked up the vehicle.

In tough economic times, repossessions become mo...

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