Cars for sale at car auctions in Florida come from a variety of sources — depending mostly on the location and type of auction you visit. As with purchasing any used vehicle, be sure to always research the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) online prior to purchase.
If you have never attended a public car auction before, do not worry! It is a lot easier than most people think and they can actually be a lot of fun for those participating.
It is always a good idea to arrive at the auction early so that you may closely inspect the vehicles for sale. Arriving just as the auction starts makes it difficult to do this and increases your chance of paying too much for a vehicle. All the cars have clean titles and are not flood damaged unless the seller specifically says so as this is required by law.
Any fees associated with buying a car at the auction will be disclosed beforehand. Be sure to include some room in your budget for taxes and other state fees that will be charged in addition to the bid you placed during the car auction.
Most of the auction inventories come from the following sources:
- Bank repos
- Dealer trade-ins
- Privately owned vehicles
- Police impounds
- Government fleet surplus
Be sure to also read our Frequently Asked Questions to help with any concerns you may have about the car auction buying or selling process.
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