Q: Is your auction open to the public?
A: Yes, it is open to the public and there are no entry fees!
Q: When is your auction?
A: Express Auto Auction will have an auto auction every Wednesday, RAIN OR SHINE! Gates Opens at 8 AM on Wednesday and the Auction will begin around 10 AM.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: CASH ONLY!
Q: Who is eligible to purchase a car at the auction?
A: Any member of the public that is at least 18 years of age.
Q: Where do your cars come from?
A: The vehicles come from a variety of places: Donations, Government Seized Vehicles, Bank Repos, Consignments, Impounds, Dealer Trade-ins, Dealer owned vehicles and Company owned fleet vehicles.
Q: Are there warranties available?
A: No. All vehicles (unless indicated otherwise), are sold on a “AS-IS, Where-is” basis. There are no GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES!
Q: What are my advantages in buying vehicles from Express Auto Auction?
A: Prices. Sometimes it is a gamble but, that’s why the prices are much, much lower than buying from a car lot.
Q: How long does the live auction usually last?
A: It takes about 1-2 minutes per vehicle to auction. The auction will last for approximately 3 – 4 hours.
Q: How do I know what is going to be sold at your next auction?
A: We have over 160 vehicles each and every week. There are only 60 vehicles or so that are featured on our web site so the best way is to come to the auction at 8 AM and take a look. There are no entry fees or costs to take a look.
Q: Can we look/check at the vehicles before the auction?
A: Yes! The vehicles being auctioned are available for inspection on Wednesday morning, from 8 AM to 10 AM. We recommend that you bring a mechanic to thoroughly inspect the vehicle(s) you are interested in.
Q: Is there a fee/cost to enter the auction?
A: No, everyone is welcome.
Q: How long do I have to pay the balance of my purchase?
A: You have all day Wednesday and until 4 PM on Thursday (the day after the auction) to pay your balance or you will forfeit your deposit.
Q: Do you finance purchases?
A: No. All vehicles must be paid in cash.
Q: How do I register my vehicle?
A: We will provide the winning bidder all necessary paper work, including DMV registration and transfer forms. ALL DMV FEES/EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT, FEES AND TESTING AS WELL AS ALL RELATED REPAIRS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.
Q: How can I pay for my vehicle?
A: A $200 or a $500 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required when you are awarded the bid. You must pay for items awarded to you in full by the end of Thursday, the day after the auction. If you do not, you will forfeit the full amount of the deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS.
***VEHICLES SOLD AT $1999 OR LOWER REQUIRES A $200 CASH DEPOSIT
***VEHICLES SOLD AT $2000 OR OVER REQUIRES A $500 CASH DEPOSIT
Q: If I purchased a vehicle that has a bad transmission/motor, can I get a refund?
A: NO! ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD “AS-IS, WHERE-IS.” Unfortunately some vehicles do require minor to major work and purchasing these vehicles may be a gamble. If you are not in a position to take these chances, please do not bid on any vehicle and recommend going to a reputable auto dealership that offers guarantees and/or warranties.
IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR QUESTION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL US @ (619) 661-1918, MONDAY – FRIDAY 8 -5. THANK YOU.