Discover the Hidden Secrets behind Government Car Auctions

A Day at the Auction House

A Day at the Auction House

Many people don’t understand Government Car Auctions, so they don’t realize this is a great way to get a cheap used car, or even real estate, unclaimed cash and electronics.

Businesses can also participate and add to their fleet for construction, plumbing, and electrical work trucks and vans.

Here are a few interesting facts about government auctions:

Government Car Auctions sell to the highest bidder, and it can be a great way to get a used car for a few hundred dollars, even. Many people buy cars this way and then resell them for profits. Many dealers get vehicles for their used car lots this way.

The Government Car Auctions are held at different locations throughout the United States, and some are even held online.

Vehicles come from government fleets, such as GSA, Transportation

department, state and local municipalities, and DEA, US Marshall and Coast Guard seizures.

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This post was written by admin on June 15, 2015

Everything You Must Know About Car Auction And Reviews

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In this article, we are going to outline and discover what car auctions are about as well as give a short review. For many people, selling a car can seem like a pointless hassle. Even so, it in no ways has  to be as difficult, time consuming, or as hard as numerous individuals globally seem to reckon.

We’re going to talk about various ways of selling your car, and give a small review regarding which method we have learned to be the best, the fastest, the softest, and the one we believe a person has the best chance of getting the most money for their car.

The first way you can market your car is at the usual car auction. You go to an auction, they are held throughout the UK and USA. The best way to discover where your local car auction may be is to grab a hold of a weekly published paper.

The paper you will need may differ from county to country and city to city. The one we use ourselves is called the advertiser, but to tell the truth, they are likely to be based on the same sort of name. If you visit your local news agents, they will assist you by pointing you in the right direction.

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This post was written by admin on June 15, 2015

The Best Way To Buy Government Auction Cars

Government Auction Cars

The Best Way To Buy Government Auction Cars

The U.S. government is required to offer its used vehicles to the public through open auction which makes this a really good opportunity for anyone who takes the time and initiative to do a little research.  The U.S. General Services Administration is the federal agency clearing house for all federal vehicles and is responsible for auctioning when the federal agencies are finished with them.  Each federal agency turns their vehicles into the U.S. General Services Administration auction facility located nearest them and then U.S. General Services Administration personnel will then conduct the auction.

Government Auction Cars

Government auction cars offered for auction through the U.S. General Services Administration are normally sold for a fraction of what they would be sold for if sold retail.  These vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and detailed and are considered drive ready.  The vehicles will normally be about two or three years old.  They will have been used for staff vehicles and will not be specialized vehicles or repossessed vehicles.

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This post was written by admin on June 15, 2015

Towing Methods and the Differences Between Them

There is a wide variety of motor vehicles traveling on and off roads, all of them susceptible to mechanical failure or accidents which may leave them incapacitated and in need of tow. Even vehicles in perfect working order are sometimes towed rather than driven (for example, when a family relocates and want to have their vehicle delivered to their new place of residents).
Due to the infinite possible types of circumstances it is not surprising that there are several types of tow trucks and towing methods. Using the most befitting towing method in each specific case is of great importance.

Towing Methods

A car being loaded onto a flatbed tow truck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the following paragraphs you will find a summary of the different methods of towing currently in use along with a brief description of their relative advantages and disadvantages and the way these determine the circumstances in which each method becomes the most suitable one.

Types of Tow Trucks
There are several tow truck manufacturers and a wide range of models which differ greatly from each other, but still, tow trucks can still be divided into three basic types:
• Wheel lift tow trucks
• Hook and chain tow trucks
• Flatbed tow trucks

Tow trucks belonging of the wheel lift type use steel yokes which are hooked and secured under the back or front axles of the towed vehicle. Using hydraulic power (produced by a hydraulic pump driven by the tow truck’s engine) the yoke is raised and lifts the end under which it is attached clear off the ground. The towed vehicle remains with two of its wheels in contact with the road. This method of towing is also commonly referred to as “tow by dolly” or “dolly towing”.

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This post was written by admin on December 30, 2014

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Steps on Bidding for Government Seized Cars for Sale

 

Government Seized Cars For Sale

Step-by-Step Process on Bidding for Seized Government Cars

The bidding process for government seized cars for sale can be quite stressful at first, especially if it is your first time bidding for properties at a public sale. But if you know the process beforehand, the entire procedure is relaxing and enjoyable.

To make your purchase of government seized cars less stressful, it is best to know how the bidding works by getting a glimpse of the process. The following steps will give you some ideas on what you will be going through during the auction.

Government Seized Cars For Sale 

 Step One

First and foremost, do your homework. First of all you need to decide what type of vehicle you want to buy. Is it a van, a sedan or a pick-up; make sure it is suitable to your needs and to your lifestyle. Aside from that, make a list of the auto brands of your choice. You might go for Toyota, Honda, Ford or GM. Don’t forget to also set your budget range. It must have a minimum and a maximum amount. This will serve as your guide during the bidding. Don’t go over the maximum limit to avoid financial problems later on.

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This post was written by admin on December 30, 2014

A Successful Blueprint For Police Auctions

Chicago Police Auction 1
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So you’re at a stage that no one needs to convince you that there are bargains to be had at police vehicle auctions. Maybe the only thing you really still need is a good auction blueprint plan to follow which will turn your work into money saved. If you follow these next steps (4 phases) you will have started your successful journey to auction riches.

The Inspection

This can be pretty much described as a gift from the auctioneer – the chance to have a really good look at the vehicle. Make sure that you use it!! The purpose here is to have a closer look at particularly the engine (for mechanical issues) and structural integrity of the car as you won’t be allowed to test-drive it.

The VI number

Where most people get into trouble is when they overlook the fundementals. Without any significant monetary outlay you’ll be able to obtain a basic report on the ‘life’ and history of the car, using its VI number. This report provides valuable insights into the cars’ history and can ultimately be a dealbreaker for you in deciding on whether to bid on a vehicle at police auctions or not

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This post was written by admin on December 30, 2014