Powell Car Auction is ready to get you behind the wheel of a new car and if you are tired of shady auto salespeople, it’s time to check out the Powell Car Auction schedule for a vehicle auction near you.

Although bidding on cars at a public auction can be pretty straight forward, according to Powell Car Auction, you should know some things before you start bidding.

Know your Stuff

If you don’t know a thing about cars, bring someone who does, depending on the auction rules, most only provide limited time warranties, and certain restrictions will certainly apply.

After Purchase Costs

You may have gotten a great deal, but if your car needs repairs you will want to set aside a bit of cash. If your mechanic gave you the green light and you won the auction, you want to make sure that it is running as it should, and that could cost you a few more bucks. You may even have to pay for a tow if the vehicle can’t drive off the lot.


The history of the vehicle that you want to bid on is crucial. This isn’t always possible, but it’s nice to know something about the car, truck, SUV or van that you want to buy. If you can, check the VIN number on CARFAX.

What to Know on the Day

Totally inspect the vehicle or vehicles that you plan to bid on. You or your mechanic must be able to diagnose the health of the motor. Starting the car up, if possible, is a good way to determine the condition of the vehicle.

All cars are sold as is on the auction block. Knowing what you are getting into before you raise your hand could save you a considerable amount of money. If the car or truck you drive or tow off the lot suddenly breaks down after you replaced the battery, there is no recourse and no refund.

Car auctions can save you money and are a good way to pick up a car at a decent price. Check out the list of public car auctions held by Powell Car Auction and start bidding. You never know, that $500.00 you spend could get you a great little vehicle.

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