How To Score a Great Deal with Online Auto Auctions

If you don’t know the first thing about how to score an awesome deal with online auto auctions, then this is your lucky day. Online shopping, for things such as clothes, gadgets, and gifts, has become the way to shop nowadays. Online shopping for vehicles is no exception.

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Purchasing a Vehicle at a Charity Auto Auction

If you’re on a hunt for the top used cars in the market, taking part in a charity auto auction is the way to go. When you buy a donated care through a charity auto auction, you can score a great deal and do something good for your community. Basically, you can hit two birds with one stone – you get to help others and yourself in the most cost-effective way.

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Live Auctions vs Online Auctions

Donated car auctions can either be held live at physical locations or virtually through an online sale. Live auctions are where you bid in person at the auction block. The advantage of live auctions is that you get to personally inspect the vehicles you’re eyeing to purchase and, if permitted, bring your mechanic to check out under the hood. Our live auction sites are located in the following cities:

Online auto auctions, on the other hand, are just that – online. What’s great is you don’t have to attend a physical event or miss out some personal commitments to place a bid. Furthermore, since it’s not geographically constrained, you’ll be able to bid from anywhere in the United States.

Internet car auctions are also available for a longer time compared to regular on-site auctions as they may run for anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks at a time. You’ll have ample time to scout for the best car that fits your needs as well as research the history of the vehicle.

Another advantage to online vehicle auctions is that you can easily set your maximum bid and avoid heat-of-the-moment decisions that could derail your budget. However, if you are in a hurry to get your hands on your new-to-you used car, you may need to have some patience with online auctioning as it could take some time for the vehicle to be shipped to you.

Capital Auto Auction Supports Nonprofits

As mentioned, with Capital Auto Auction, you have the choice to attend a live auction or an online auto auction. Ever wondered where the vehicles come from that are sold at auction?

The truth is they come from a wide variety of places – retired FBI cars, repossessed vehicles, classic car enthusiasts needing an outlet to sell their vehicles, fleet vehicles, and dealership trade ins. Oh, and from charities! Capital Auto Auction supports America’s most noteworthy nonprofits by selling charity car donations.

How Buying Donated Cars Helps Nonprofits

People donate their vehicles to nonprofits all across the United States. Some do it for tax deduction benefits, others for altruistic purposes, and still others as a no-cost way to get rid of a junk car sitting in their driveway.

No matter what the reasoning, charity car donations takes these donated cars and sells the donated vehicles via auto auctions to generate funds for their respective mission-focused programs and services.

Capital Auto Auction holds weekly live/drive sales at our locations as well as online sales, making sure that the proceeds from the donated vehicle sales are forwarded directly to our affiliated charities. Our nonprofit partners use this money to generate funding for awareness as well as other diverse services such as provision of scholarship opportunities, housing programs, and medical research.

The following are just a few of the nonprofit organizations that we partner with:

  • Breast Cancer Car Donations
  • The Salvation Army
  • Veteran Car Donations
  • Goodwill Car Donations
  • Wheels for Wishes
  • Volunteers of America
  • Cars to Help Kids
  • Cars Fighting Cancer
  • Cars Helping Pets

Why Buy Your Next Vehicle at a Charity Auto Auction?

If you’re looking into buying a used car, the absolute best way to do so is to purchase a donated vehicle at a charity auto auction like ours. Why?

  • You can purchase a vehicle at an incredible deal.
  • You can save on auto insurance (compared to buying new).
  • You can pay less fees, such as taxes and registration.
  • You can help support a nonprofit.
  • You can help transform the lives of those helped by the nonprofit.

Choose Capital Auto Auction

Buy your next car at Capital Auto Auction, America’s most reliable public auto auction – specializing in charity car donations. Check out our inventory to find the best deals on donated cars for sale!

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Top 5 Tips on How to Score a Gem at an Online Car Auction

Nowadays, more and more people are turning to online auto auctions to score reliable rides for cheap prices. Aside from enjoying the ultimate convenience of being able to shop in the comfort of your home, buying a vehicle at an online car auction is also a very simple and cost-effective option. Continue reading →

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 car auction bidding 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 buying 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

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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