Buyers Guide

Buying Vehicles

Cars sold through City Auction Group's motor auctions reflect all popular makes and models on the road, at trade prices. We make buying a car convenient, showing at least 100 cars at every auction, all on site.

At City Auction Group we make every effort to offer our customers what they are looking for in price, choice and convenience. For many people buying at auction is a daunting experience and we aim to make buying as easy and trouble free as possible.

Buying a car at auction? See our simple steps below.

Before the Auction

Read our auction entry listings online.
View the vehicle/s of interest prior to auction. Description labels displayed on vehicle windscreens will provide MOT expiry date, year, model, mileage, etc.
Fill in buyers number card at auction office.
We require a £500 deposit which is refundable if no purchase made.

During the Auction

How to bid

Catch the attention of the auctioneer.
Once the auctioneer and clerk are aware you are bidding, they will look back at you throughout the auction for further bids.
Show (if successful) your buyer number to the auctioneer after the fall of the hammer.

After the Auction

Obtain vehicle after full payment has been received. Full payment is required within 24 hours of purchase. Details of payment proceedings are below.

Tips for buying

It is important to take special care to listen to the auctioneer. The auctioneer may advise on the amount of previous owners, whether the vehicle has registration documents or if any faults have been declared. Bidding usually increases in £50 or £100 increments. Be aware of how much you are bidding each time.

For any further information on our car auctions, please contact our friendly staff in person or by phone on 028 9081 3775.

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