Check Out Auction Vehicles For A Good Deal, But Be Aware
Auction vehicles can be a great source of a second car, parts for a car you're working on, or even your primary source of transportation. But before you get ready to bid on auction vehicles, take time to carefully check out the car and be aware of any potential problems. One thing to be wary of, especially if you plan to drive the car, is odor. While this may seem insignificant, it could mean the difference between being able to stay in the car or not. Especially when it's hot, odors are worse. If the car has had the windows rolled up for at least a few hours, you should get the full effect of any odors that are going to be prevalent. And don't automatically assume that you can eliminate odors by cleaning. Some smells simply won't go away. While buying a great car for very little money may seem like a good deal, the car won't do you any good if you can't stand to drive it. Remember that some auction vehicles may be up for auction because someone died in the car. If that's the case, the odor will likely stay with the car forever. You should also be sure that you understand whether there's a clear title to the car before you start bidding. While the majority of cars and trucks offered as auction vehicles will be titled and ready for sale, there may be any number of problems, including the fact that a title simply doesn't exist. In those cases, be sure that you are given at least a bill of sale, but be aware that someone else who can prove ownership will be able to take the vehicle back. Auction vehicles can be really good deals. If you take time to do a bit of research on the car or truck you're considering, you could very well walk away with a auto at a fraction of the Blue Book price.