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Articles about Automobile Auctions

Our website contains articles (as as a glossary) about vehicle auctions.

Please enjoy the following articles - we have subdivided them into categories by topic:


Articles containing introductory information about vehicle auctions:
  • Types of Vehicle Auctions
    There are many different types of auctions at which vehicles can be sold. In this article, we discuss some of the different types of auctions that you should be aware of.

  • How to Find Vehicle Auctions
    How to find government, insurance, and other vehicle auctions in your local area, or within reasonable travelling distance of your home.

  • What Are Government Vehicle Auctions?
    Discover what government vehicle auctions are, where the vehicles come from, how you can find and participate in such auctions, and why doing so might be worth your while.

  • How Government Vehicle Auctions Work
    How do government vehicle auctions work? How can you participate? What do you need if you would like to participate in one?

How To

Articles with how to information, tips about vehicle auctions, and how to get more from them:
  • How to Buy a Reliable Used Car
    How to choose a used car that is reliable and that will last.

  • How to Spot Flood-Damaged Vehicles
    Sometimes flood-damaged vehicles are put on sale in vehicle auctions. Such vehicles which have suffered severe water-damage may often have mechanical and reliability problems. How can you know if a vehicle that you are considering purchasing has been flood damaged?

  • How to Spot Odometer Rollback
    Odometer rollback is a type of fraud where a seller rolls back the odometer so as to conceal the vehicle's actual mileage. Unfortunately odometer rollback can be very hard to detect.

Making Money

Articles about making money from vehicle auctions:
  • Flipping Cars Purchased At Auctions
    Is it possible to make money by buying used vehicles cheaply at auctions, and then reselling them later for a higher price ("flipping cars")? Answer: Yes it is if you know how - but there are also precautions that you need to take, otherwise you could end-up actually losing money or getting stuck with a unsaleable vehicle that you don't want.

Vehicle Title Branding

Articles about understanding and using vehicle title branding information:
  • Vehicle Title Branding
    In this article we address the question: What is vehicle title branding, as well as telling you things you should know about vehicle branding (including some important warnings).

  • Lemons and Vehicle Title Branding
    Most people use the word "lemon" to refer to any vehicle with serious or repeated mechanical problems, but there actually laws that require certain vehicles to be classified as "lemons", and this fact may even be recorded on the vehicle's title!

  • Salvage and Vehicle Title Branding
    The title brand "Salvage" refers to a vehicle which suffered serious damage such that the cost of repairs exceeded a significant portion of the fair market value of the vehicle. Sometimes vehicles with this brand are sold, sometimes they can gain a new brand of "Rebuilt Salvage" after repairs and inspection. And sometimes, unscrupulous sellers can get the brand remove by "vehicle title washing".


Articles and information about VINs - vehicle identification numbers:
  • What is the VIN?
    What is a VIN and where does it come from?

  • How to Find the VIN
    How to find the VIN on an automobile.

  • Understanding the VIN
    What does the VIN actually mean? There is actually surprisingly large amount of information encoded within the VIN.

    Using the VIN
    Why would you want to know the VIN anyway? What can I use this information for?

Related Links

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  • Check Your VIN
    Offers vehicle history reports complete with over 60+ problem checks for a one-time fee of $12.99 per report.

  • How To Buy Cars At Auctions
    With The Present Economic Crisis Theres Never Been A Better Time To Buy Cars At Auctions! This Website Will Provide You With The All Tools You Need To Benefit From The Thousands Of Vehicles Being Sold At Rock Bottom Prices At Auctions.

  • Inspect Before You Buy
    ASE Certified Automotive Technician Teaches You How To Properly Inspect A Used Vehicle.
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