Are you looking for a great deal on a used car? Buy it at an auto auction! Purchasing a car at an auction is a bit more difficult than heading to your local used car dealership: you’ll have to do some good research on a car before bidding on it and have a firm budget in mind before starting the bidding process, so that you don’t get carried away when a bidding war on the car you have your heart set on commences, allowing you to walk away from the car if it becomes too expensive.

Another great reason to buy a car at auction? You often can find many classic/vintage or high-end vehicles at these events and you could end up purchasing one for far less than you normally would.

Important note: many classic, high-end cars sold at auction aren’t drive-able for various reasons. If that’s the case, you will need to arrange to ship your new-to-you vehicle.

Take a look below for tips and strategies to make your auction car buying experience as pleasant and financially worthwhile as possible.

This issue is easy to fix if the car is running well: you can simply drive it away.

But if the vehicle is a vintage automobile or otherwise inoperable, or if you need to get it somewhere a few hundred miles away, you will need to arrange for its transport. An auto transport company such as Ship A Car, Inc. can help.

We’ve transported more than 35,000 cars since we started this business in 2012, many of them vintage/classic cars and many of those purchased at auction. We have an“A” rating from the Better Business Bureauand 5-star reviews from previous customers.

Call us at 866-821-4555 to discuss your need to move your auto auction purchase and we’ll walk you through the entire transport process.