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Find a deal at the car auction

You have decided to buy a car and seriously thinking of buying a car from a car auction. You may (or may not) get an excellent bargain from a car auction. Gone are the days when only car dealers would be allowed to take part in auto auctions. They would buy the cars from such auctions, recondition the cars and sell it to you after a fatter profit margin. You can easily take part in a public car auction, and enjoy it too.

Experienced people and professionals in the industry expect the buyers to be careful while buying a car from an auction. Here is a run through the process and the issues to be kept in mind while taking part in a car auction.
Once you arrive at the auction place, you may be needed to register yourself first. This includes details like name, address, etc. Some car auction places may need some amount to be deposited with them. Some car auction may need cash while some may need bank draft. You should inquire about these procedures in advance.

Once the registration process is done with, you can inspect the cars on auction. Some car auction markets may not allow you to do so immediately before the auction. Such car auction places have fixed days for inspection. Always be accompanied by a mechanic of your choice for inspection. It is worth remembering that beauty of a car is skin-deep only. You shouldn't end with a car with nonfunctional engine and twisted rear axle. Mechanic is the right person to take a call on the condition of the car. Never forget to look for car history report. Spend few dollars to get one such report.

Bid process starts with start bid. This amount is usually the price below which auction won't take place or there is reserved price for that car. Do not immediately start bidding. Let few people start bidding and then only jump into the fray. If there are no other bidders then only start you bidding for the car of your choice. You may end with the same amount as the final price of the car.

Experts in the field suggest that you should not let your emotions take the decision. Always bind yourself with a final price. If the bid amount crosses that limit, take yourself out of bidding. Remember, there is always some other car waiting for you.

Ted Belfour is the founder of and websites providing information on car auctions.

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