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Repo Car Auctions New Iberia LA

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.

J P Thibodeaux Used Cars
(337) 367-3287
6100 Hwy 90 W
New Iberia, LA

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Alpha Automobile Sales
(337) 988-1960
6904 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA

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Progressive Motors
(337) 406-2886
1909 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA

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Insurance Auto Auctions
(877) 550-1262
29000 Frost
Livingston, LA
 
Insurance Auto Auctions
(877) 550-1262
301 Malapart
Lafayette, LA
 
Cajun Cars & Trucks
(337) 269-8805
3231 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA

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Rabeauxs Auto Sales
(337) 991-9100
6882 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Alpha Automobile Sales, LLC
(337) 988-1960
6904 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA
 
Insurance Auto Auctions
(877) 550-1262
15315 Ronald Reagan
Covington, LA
 
Ryder Motors And Lc Auto Auction
(318) 335-4079
117 Highway 165
Oakdale, LA
 
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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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