Choosing A Reliable Vehicle – Top 5 Most Reliable Cars

When buying a car, truck or SUV, you need to locate one that is reliable — but what is the best way to do that? There are several options depending on what you want and need, and what you consider to be reliable. There may be other factors that matter in your vehicle buying, as well. However, one of the best ways to find a reliable vehicle is to look for ones that are still in use after they reach 200,000 miles. These five makes and models are the cars that have the highest percentage of 200,000-plus vehicles still on the road today. Continue reading

Tips For Buying A Fleet Car At Auction

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, reliable used car without a lot of frills, a fleet car may be the right solution for you. Since there are so many of them, fleet vehicles are common fixtures of auto auctions. That’s the good news, but the bad news is that because there are so many of them, there’s a lot of variation when it comes to quality and condition. Just because they all look the same on the outside doesn’t mean one is just as good as another. It’s also important for anyone interested in buying a fleet vehicle at auction to understand how to spot the right one. With that in mind, here are some basic tips you can follow while looking for a fleet vehicle at an auto auction.

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Buying A Salvage Titled Vehicle At Auction

Buying a car from an auction can be an ideal way to find a great used car at hundreds or even thousands of dollars less than if you had bought from a traditional used car lot. However, buying a salvage car at auction has the potential to be an even better deal, as long as you know what you’re doing and don’t mind putting in a little work on the car after the sale.

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Preparing Your Vehicle For Fall

Most car owners in the Northeast know the importance of getting their vehicles ready for winter, and for good reason. Winter is the harshest time of year for vehicles in the region, punishing them with extreme cold, ice and snow, and road salt. Though because car owners worry so much about winter, they may not be thinking about preparing their cars for fall. Taking the time to get their cars ready for fall not only provides an opportunity for some needed maintenance but it also serves to help car owners get their vehicles ready for winter.

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Different Ways You Can Bid At An Auto Auction

Buying a car at an auto auction can be an excellent way to find a great deal on a used car. For many people, however, their schedules don’t give them enough time to spend a morning or afternoon to participate in person. The good news is that bidding on a car auction in person is just one of the options available these days. Thanks to online and pre-auction bidding, people still have the option to take advantage of the many benefits of buying a used car at auction, even if they can’t be there in person. Here are the options you have for placing a bid at a car auction:
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Why Should I Buy A Fleet Vehicle?

Looking For A Reliable, Affordable Car? Consider Fleet Auto Auctions!

If you are looking to buy a reliable and trustworthy vehicle at a good price, you may wish to consider a fleet vehicle sold at auction. What is a fleet vehicle? Fleet vehicles are vehicles that were used by companies for their employees and business endeavors. Many fleets, especially those for non-service businesses, consist of passenger vehicles, often the latest models with great features. When the fleet is ready to upgrade, those vehicles are sold, often at auction. Car buyers looking for a bargain just might find it at one of these fleet vehicle auctions.
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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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