At the Public Washington, DC Auto auctions you can find cheap cars which are in very good condition and yet are being sold at really low prices. If you want to by a used car then this is the best place to get yourself a real good bargain. There are several local auctions held at all the cities in the country and you could opt to bid at one where you find the most suitable cars. All live auctions will have cars which have been sourced from various auctions like the police auction, repo auction, government auctions and used car auctions. Many believe that auction cars are expensive and not well maintained, but this is not so. You can get some very good cars which are also almost new at the seized car auctions.
Ways of locating good cars at auctions
The best ways of locating good cars at vehicle auctions is to register with them and get the complete listing of cars which will be put on sale. This can be done online and you do not have to go physically from one auctioneer to another. Search for the various auctions on the internet and then register with them online, they will now give you the comprehensive list of vehicles on auction and you can select something which suits your requirements. It is always better to select a few which you find will suit your need and not just one. This way if you do not get the vehicle which you are bidding for you have other options open too and do feel too disappointed.
Do some research on the cars
Do not set you to bid blindly on the vehicles you have selected but do some research on them and find out more about their history so that you know the actual condition of the cars. Once you know the basic history of the car, you should also carry out a physical inspection on the vehicle to make sure that the car is in the condition that it seems to be in. Auctioneers generally allow genuine buyers who have registered with them to come and inspect the vehicles. You will not be allowed to move the vehicle from the spot but you can check out the interiors, exteriors and the engine to see its condition. You will also be permitted to take someone who knows about cars and is technically qualified. This way you know exactly what the state of the vehicle is and whether you need to carry out any further repairs on it.
Do a market value check on the car
Apart from getting to know the state of the mechanism of the car you should also know what the actual market value is. Check out with car dealers and other private sellers what a car of this type and model would cost you in the open market. You can now gauge the price of the car which should be much lower then the market price. So do not bid more than this for the vehicle as you will be wasting and loosing money if you bid too high.