Going…Going…Gone…Car Auction Secrets You Need To Know

You can get some really great vehicles at auction if you know what you’re doing. Auctions are becoming increasingly popular, and many car enthusiasts find some good bargains at these events. While they’re typically well-organized, it can be a little challenging to navigate the auction world if it’s your first time.

Auctions are incredibly fast-paced, and you need to do your research in advance so that you’re fully prepared and don’t waste any money. We break down some of the complexities in the guide below.

They Can Be Downright Chaotic

group of men at auction
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JOUNI PORSANGER/AFP via Getty Images

There is a lot going on at car auctions. While they’re a lot of fun, they are also a bit chaotic. People often run from one car to another as the auctioneer yells out different prices. It can be quite entertaining to watch; however, you may get so caught up with everything around you that you lose focus on the vehicle you want.

Some auctions are completely wild and have even featured people dressed in costumes as buyers are seriously inspecting cars to find the perfect one to take home.