The auto auctions in Austin are held both for dealers and resellers and the general public. It is possible to get cheap cars in very good conditions at these vehicle auctions. This is due to the fact that often the auto auctions in Austin are government auctions and police car auctions which offer cheap cars and seized cars for sale. The vehicles at the repo car auctions and seized car auctions are usually in very good condition and sold at a very low price. This is due to the fact that the police and the government come to own many such repossessed and seized vehicles all over the country and have to bear the cost of storing and maintaining them. This is why they are in a hurry to get rid of these vehicles, at cheap car auctions.
The repossessed and seized vehicles differ in the legal sense that the repo cars are taken back from the owner when he/she is unable to pay the car loan or are offered as collateral against some other loan by the owner. On the other hand seized vehicles are those which are taken by the police or the law from the owner in cases of his/her being involved in illegal deals and in cases of tax fraud or non payment of taxes. The seized cars are usually taken over by the law along with other assets of the owner.
In the category of seized cars one often comes across fancy and expensive used cars, because it is often the rich who are involved in and are held for tax evasion and fraud. These fancy cars are available at very affordable rates at these used car auctions. These government car auctions and police car auctions are favorite haunts for used car dealers and resellers. Because here they get cheap in good condition and then they are able to resell these cars to the general public. Some auto auctions is Austin are open both to the dealers and resellers as well as the general public.
In case of purchasing a car from the used car auctions like repo auctions and police auctions, it is necessary to choose the auction sites near to one’s home or work place. So that one gets sufficient time to examine and make out the condition of the vehicles without test drives, as test drives are generally not allowed at the auto auctions in Austin and elsewhere. This is the reason that some people prefer to purchase used cars from dealers and resellers because it is difficult for a layman’s eye to discern the internal condition of a vehicle without taking a test drive.
Some of the auto auctions in Austin also sell used cars which are salvaged cars sold by insurance companies or are the vehicles sold of by the owners in order to purchase new ones. One should be careful in purchasing these cars because the owner often uses a car well before changing it. And insurance companies sell cars salvaged from wrecks. Hence these can be very deceptive.