Looking for bargain prices on all kinds of good, clean cars and other vehicles? Attend a live auction at one of our four in-person locations! Capital Auto Auction holds public auctions in Manchester, New Hampshire; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Temple Hills, Maryland; and Washington, DC. Visit an auction to see what’s currently available in our ever-changing selection, and enjoy low prices you thought only dealers could find!
Weekly Scheduled Auctions
With Capital Auto Auction, you’re always in time for a live auction near you because we hold them every week. While the specific schedules are different at each locale, they are faithfully held on a weekly basis. View our online calendar to see upcoming events, or plan to visit at one of our regularly scheduled times.
- Manchester, NH: Every Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
- Philadelphia, PA: Wednesdays and Saturdays
- Temple Hills, MD: Every Saturday at 9 a.m.
- Washington, DC: Every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Types of Cars Offered at Live Auctions
Whether you’re interested in a reliable minivan or a sleek sports car, you’ll want to visit one of our auctions near you. The fact is, our inventory of cars is always changing, so you never know what might come available from week to week. Our auctions feature cars of various kinds, from vans to boats to fleet vehicles. Visit one of our events, and you can expect to find cars that were repossessions, dealer consignments, donations or government vehicles. If you want to know what cars will be available at an upcoming auction, visit our online calendar and click on an event to see a list of upcoming vehicles.
What to Bring with You to a Live Auction
If you’re just interested in visiting an auction to see how it works, you’re welcome to come — it’s free to attend any of our live auctions any time. If you want to be able to purchase a vehicle, be sure to bring:
- A valid U.S.-issued driver’s license proving you’re older than 18.
- An accepted form of payment to make your purchase deposit (we accept cash, U.S.-certified bank checks, Visa and MasterCard).
If you have a winning bid, you will need to make a deposit at the auction (typically between $200 and $500, depending on the sales price of the vehicle), and the car must be paid for in full and picked up within one business day.
About Capital Auto Auction
Founded in 1989, Capital Auto Auction has auctioned thousands of vehicles to customers in the last few decades — in online and live auction settings. From our current four in-person locations, we offer everything from family minivans to boats and motorcycles, with selections changing every week. We pride ourselves on offering good, clean cars at great prices, auctioned by professional independent auctioneers. Ready to experience the excitement of a live auction and find a used car that’s right for you? Make plans to attend a local event!