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Auto Transport Services For Cars Bought At Auction
Auto Transport Services For Cars Bought At Auction

Services For Cars Bought At Auction

For discerning customers who buy cars at auction, whether it be online or in person, there’s a small but significant step that’s often unaccounted for: how to transport a car you’ve purchased. This article will explain some of the things involved in the process and how to make sure that the car you’ve bought gets safely shipped from auction house to destination.

Whether you’ve found that perfect car you’ve always had your eye on, or found a great deal on a classic that you’d like to restore, there’s plenty of reasons that people shop for cars at auction houses. They often provide bargains that cannot be found elsewhere and the savvy car owner or collector is well aware of the hidden gems that can be found there. It’s not uncommon to hear of both record setting prices and absolute bargains at some of the most popular auto auction.

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Here are some of the ones we’ve worked with in the past: 

  • Mecum
  • Manheim
  • RM Sotheby’s
  • Gooding & Company
  • Barrett-Jackson

The names mentioned above are some of the more established auctions at which you can buy a vehicle, but there are countless smaller auctions scattered across the United States and internationally. One thing that should not be overlooked is that you are taking a risk any time you purchase a vehicle and auctions are no different. Consult this guide from Edmunds to get the inside scoop from an auto auctioneer on what to know and what to look out for.

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How To Ship A Car Purchased At An Auto Auction

Okay, so you’ve bought the car and now it’s just a matter of getting it home. The first thing you’ll want to find out hopefully before bidding is whether the owner or dealer will provide shipping from the auction. Perhaps even more importantly is whether it’s included as part of the price. If not, be sure to factor that into the total investment you’re making.

If you are faced with arranging car shipping on your own, or want to explore the possibility of saving some money, here’s how to go about it.

1. Decide whether you need an open or enclosed car carrier. For cars with a high value or delicate components like a classic car, an enclosed carrier is often the best choice since it provides more protection from outside elements. Open-air transport trucks are generally more affordable, but do not completely enclosed and protect the vehicle during transport.

2. Check prices with a few different vehicle shipping options. Even when having a car shipped from an auction, you’ll likely find some variance among the prices you receive. A little bit of leg work can certainly save you some money, sometimes as much as a few hundred dollars. The best approach is to contact three to five companies and compare what they offer all of them should be happy to give you a complimentary cost estimate.

3. Do your research and make sure you’re working with an established and experienced shipper. It may make sense to go with a local mom and pop operation if you’re transporting a short distance in a specific region, but if it’s long distance auto transport you need, it’s best to go with a company that has a presence throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Joe Webster
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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