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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
 
Kansas City Auto Auction
(816) 452-4084
3901 N Skiles Ave
Kansas City, MO
 
Branson Collector Car Auction
(417) 335-3063
131 Industrial Park Dr
Hollister, MO
 
Sedalia Auto Wholesale Inc
(660) 347-5646
16000 Highway 50
La Monte, MO
 
Missouri Auto Auction Inc
(573) 886-0032
421 N Rangeline Rd
Columbia, MO
 
Suburban Auto Auction Inc
(636) 464-8100
6405 Us Highway 61/67
Imperial, MO
 
West Quincy Auto Auction Inc
(573) 393-2444
8506 Highway 24
Taylor, MO
 
Dealers Auto Auction Springfield
(417) 887-3470
5750 W Us Highway 60
Brookline, MO
 
Adesa
(636) 467-5504
7382 Us Highway 61/67
Barnhart, 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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