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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Easy Steps To Finding The Perfect Used Car

New cars depreciate rapidly. That’s why, for most people it makes sense to find one a few years old. With care, it’s often possible to pick up a lightly used vehicle for almost half price. However, with the average used car transaction close to $20,000, it’s still a big outlay. That’s why a little nervousness is only natural when venturing into the used car marketplace.

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Common Mistakes To Avoid At Auto Auction

Auto auctions can be a great way to acquire a quality car for an affordable price, but only if you do it right. That said, if you’re planning to attend a live auto auction, please note that there are right and wrong ways to do so. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can lead to a very positive experience, while going in unprepared has the potential to spell disaster.

This post will take a look at some mishaps that consumers often make and how to avoid common auto auction mistakes.

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Advantages Of Buying A Fleet Car

When you’re in the market for a used car, looking at fleet vehicles for sale only makes sense. Whether they’re former rental cars, corporate travel cars or fleet vehicles of another kind, the cars you can find at fleet auctions are typically in just as good of condition as the cars you’d find in a used car lot — often better. What’s more, cars in fleet car auctions come with several distinct advantages that can make them preferable purchases. What exactly are the perks you can expect from fleet auctions? What advantages will you find in buying fleet vehicles for sale? Here’s a look:
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Auto Auction Buying Guide

Have you decided to ditch the dealership and instead take the public auto auction route for your next vehicle purchase? Good for you! Live public car auctions can be a great way to save some money and get a quality vehicle — not to mention, they’re also a cool event to experience. Plus, you won’t run into any high-pressure salesmen. It’s important to note, these local auto auctions for the public have the potential to be a tad difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared, as there is a certain amount of risk in purchasing via this route. That’s why we’ve put together this handy buying guide. Here’s a look at some helpful suggestions the next time you’re browsing the auto auction inventory at a local event in your area.
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