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What is CARS4.BID

At CARS4.BID, we provide access to a wide range of vehicle auctions, including salvage and public car auctions near you. Whether you’re looking for public auto auctions near me or want to buy salvage cars at auction, we’ve got you covered. Our platform allows you to access insurance salvage car auctions USA, where you can find crashed vehicles for sale online at unbeatable prices.

Steps to bid

  • Start


    To start bidding in the car auction, you’ll need to register with CARS4.BID. You can do it with your email, Google, or Facebook account. Make sure to activate your registration by going to your email and clicking activate button.

  • add deposit

    Step 1

    Add deposit:

    Decide how much you want to spend at the auction and put down a refundable deposit. The deposit is 10% of what you plan to pay, but it cannot be less than $600 USD. You can pay the deposit with a credit or debit card, Zelle, or wire transfer.

  • please upload your id

    Step 2

    Please upload your ID:

    Show a government ID (like a driver’s license or passport) to prove who you are. This stops fraud.

  • start looking for a vehicle

    Step 3

    Start looking for a vehicle:

    Use our search to find a car of your dreams. Use filters to narrow your search down. Collect all the important information about the car so you can make a smart choice.

  • check the car’s history

    Step 4

    Check the car’s history:

    Before purchasing a car, it’s vital to check its past. This way, you can avoid bad deals. You can learn about the car’s history by getting a VIN.DOCTOR report from our website.

  • bid and buy

    Step 5

    Bid and buy:

    You can place your bid online without needing a dealer license. After winning a vehicle, just pay the auction invoice, and we’ll handle the rest.

  • register the car

    Step 6

    Register the car:

    We’ll send important papers (title, bill of sale) to your home address using FedEx. You will take these papers to your local DMV to finish registration.

Help center

This is where we gathered quick and easy lessons that show you how to get the best cars at car auctions with CARS4.BID.

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Frequently asked questions about buying cars at auction

Car auctions are car sales events, some have public auction cars, where vehicles are sold to the highest bidder. These events can be physical or online, offering a wide range of cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, RVs, and ATVs. At CARS4.BID, we specialize in bringing you the best vehicle auctions from Copart and IAAI, two of the biggest names in the auction industry.

There are many advantages to buying cars at auctions. You can find a wide variety of vehicles, including salvage cars, used cars, rebuilt vehicles, and even totaled cars for sale. Auction cars for sale often come at a much lower price than buying from a dealership. This is especially true for salvage vehicles, which can be purchased for 30-50% of their retail value, making it a very good deal. Dealers often sell cars at high prices, but at insurance auctions, you can find a car near your location and buy it very cheap. If you’re looking to find cheap used car auctions online, choose CARS4.BID.

Salvage cars are vehicles that have been damaged and declared a total loss by insurance companies. These cars are often sold at salvage car auctions, like Copart and IAAI.

Buying salvage cars at a crashed car auction has many benefits. These cars are usually much cheaper than their undamaged counterparts, making them a great option for those looking for a bargain. With a bit of repair work, many salvage cars can be restored to a roadworthy condition. Moreover, some cars at these auctions may have clean titles and only minor damage or no damage at all. If you’re looking for vehicles with minimal damage, consider exploring our wide selection of cheap salvage cars for sale labeled with hail, theft recovery, vandalism, repossession, rejected repair, minor dents and scratches, or replaced VIN.

However, there are also risks involved. Salvage cars sale means that vehicles are sold ‘as is’, meaning you need to be prepared for potential repairs. It’s essential to do thorough research and understand what you’re buying. At CARS4.BID, we provide detailed vehicle descriptions and history reports to help you make informed decisions.

Buying from Copart and IAAI required a dealer’s license. But CARS4.BID is open to the public and anyone can participate in these online car auctions without needing a license. We offer car bidding assistance, helping you through every step of the process.

  1. No dealer’s license needed: Purchase cars directly without the hassle of obtaining a dealer’s license.

  2. Expert assistance: We provide guidance and car bidding assistance to help you win your desired vehicle.

  3. Documentation and registration: We handle all the necessary paperwork so you can easily register your vehicle at your local DMV.

  4. Delivery and export services: We organize delivery to any address in the USA or export to your chosen destination port.

We provide free registration and free membership. Just sign up, place a refundable security deposit of $600 or more, and upload a copy of your ID. Once these steps are completed, you can start bidding on any auction cars for sale.

When searching for cheap damaged cars or looking to buy totaled cars, pay attention to the vehicle’s condition. Make sure to check if it is a run and drive or if it needs significant repairs. Use our pricing analysis tool on the lot page to check the right bid. We also recommend checking the vehicle’s history via VIN.DOCTOR.

To increase your chances of winning, place your maximum bid during preliminary bidding. Our system will bid incrementally on your behalf during the live auction. This means you could win the auction for less than your maximum bid. Even if the current bid is $0, place your max bid, and we’ll only increase it if necessary.

The best way to ensure a smooth and successful purchase is to partner with CARS4.BID. You don’t need any dealer license. As Copart and IAAI brokers, we handle everything from bidding to delivery, making it easy for anyone to buy a car from auction at the best price.

We provide the best options for shipping to your location. After the purchase, our logistics department will reach out to you and offer the most favorable terms. You can estimate shipping costs using the price calculator on the lot’s page. You can also pick up the vehicle from the auction yard yourself or use your own transportation.

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  • Affordable prices

    One of the main benefits of buying cars at auctions is the potential for BIG savings. Cars at auctions can be purchased for as little as 30-50% of their retail value. This makes it a very profitable option compared to buying from a dealership, where prices are often much higher.

  • Wide selection

    We have more than 125,502 vehicles available, including cars with minor damage or no damage at all. If you want to find cars with minimal damage, look for those with descriptions such as hail, theft recovery, vandalism, repossession, rejected repair, minor dents and scratches, or replaced VIN.

  • Easy bidding process

    Our easy-to-use platform makes the bidding process straightforward. Simply place your max bid during preliminary bidding, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll only raise your bid by one increment to keep you on top.

  • Comprehensive support

    From registration to final delivery, we offer comprehensive support throughout the entire auction process. Our VIP car bidding assistance ensures you have all the help you need to make informed decisions and secure the best deals.