Tips for buying a motorcycle at auction

Get Revved Up With A New Bike From An Auction

If you’re thinking about buying a motorcycle, you may want to consider looking for a bike at auction. Capital Auto Auction has a great selection of vehicles available for auction every week — in-person and online. Our excellent service and convenient locations make us a great place to look for public motorcycle auctions. Because there are so many motorcycles up for auction at any given time, however, participating in motorcycle auctions online or in-person can be intimidating for the beginner. Following these tips can help you take full advantage of the many benefits of buying a motorcycle at auction.
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When Is The Best Time To Buy A Car At An Auction?

To everything, there is a season, and that definitely applies to buying a used car. Although attending a public car auction is a great way to get a deal on a used car no matter what time of year it is, there are some times when the odds may be a bit more in your favor. Knowing how the used car market ebbs and flows can help you find the right car at a real bargain price with a lot less hassle. Yet even when the market is at its most competitive, car auctions still offer a prime opportunity to save on your next used car.
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Tips For Selling A Car At Auction

Selling your car can be a tedious and ultimately disappointing process. If you trade it in, you’re not likely to receive nearly as much as you could for it. If you try to sell it to someone else directly, you have to do all the advertising yourself and spend hours showing it to interested parties with no guarantee that any of them actually will buy it. There is, however, another option that lets you avoid these potential headaches — you can sell your car at auction.
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The Advantages Of Using Your Tax Return To Purchase A Car At Auction

It’s tax season, and if you’ve played your cards right this year, you’re probably expecting a big refund from Uncle Sam. You’re likely also thinking about how you’re going to spend that refund. Maybe you have a home improvement project in mind, or have your eye on some expensive new toy. You might be in the market for a used car. Though because the average tax refund is only a few thousand dollars, you might not think you can buy a quality used car solely with the money from your refund. That’s where you might be wrong: It is possible to spend your tax refund on a quality previously owned car and owe nothing else — if you decide to buy a used car at auction.
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Buying A Sports Car At Auction

If there’s a dream sports car on your bucket list, you probably have fantasies about the day you finally drive away in it and call it yours. You might imagine yourself spotting the perfect car in the classified section, seeing it sitting in a neighbor’s driveway with a “For Sale” sign in the windshield, or even attending one of those fancy classic car auctions. What you might not fantasize about is buying your dream sports car at a public auction, but you might be surprised to find out how likely you are to find your dream car there.
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Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle

Winter can seem to be a very long time, especially if you spend most of it driving a dirty car. One of the great things about warmer weather is that it’s finally time to give the car a good spring cleaning, and get it feeling and looking like new again. Given the amount of time we spend in our cars, it’s just as important to give them a thorough cleaning in the spring as it is our homes. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you prepare to put your car, truck or other vehicle through its annual spring cleaning:
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Understanding How Cars Depreciate

Unless you immediately drive it into a garage, seal it for 50 years, and cross your fingers that future generations will consider it a classic, your new car is going to depreciate in value. They’re not exaggerating when they say a new car loses a big chunk of its value the moment it’s driven off the lot — that’s the truth. Depreciation is a cold, hard fact whether you’re buying a new or used car. Like all cold, hard facts about economics, there are a lot of complicated variables at play. Depreciation is a complex process that can change a lot depending on the circumstances, but understanding how it works can give you at least a little bit of an advantage when you consider buying a new or used car.

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Cars That Are Built To Last

Buying a car is a big investment — one you want to last for a long time. Are you buying your teenager’s first car? Looking for a second vehicle for your household? Or, do you need a car to replace the one you have? No one wants to purchase a car that stops functioning a year or two later. Save yourself a lot of hassles by picking a used car that’s affordable, safe and reliable. How can you find the kind of car that will stand the test of time? What are some keys to look for when you’re shopping used lots or auctions?

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What Do I Need To Go To An Auto Auction?

If you’re in the market for a car and considering attending a public auto auction, you may be wondering what to expect. Going to an auction isn’t like going to a car dealership or buying a for-sale-by-owner car. It’s a unique experience that has specific requirements, and you have to understand those requirements in order to be prepared to participate. To help you prepare for the experience and feel confident to bid and buy, here’s a look at key car auction tips to remember.
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