Want to get a car at a wholesale price? There is really only one method that can get you there: car auctions.
Though not to everyone’s tastes, car auctions in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are fantastic ways to pick up bargains. It’s common for dealers to use car auctions to dispose of old stock; or because they have received a part exchange that simply isn’t suitable. So there can be fantastic vehicles out there: just ensure you’re savvy and don’t get swept up by auction fever.
To make car auctions in Northern Ireland and Ireland work for you, you should decide what car you want to buy and familiarise yourself with its prices through online used car dealers. This will give you an assessment of how much these models are typically worth and what you should be willing to pay. Remember to factor in additional costs such as fuel and insurance.
From there, familiarise yourself with the car auction itself: check to see what fees apply and if there are any terms and conditions that you may find prohibitive. Try to arrive at the auction as early as possible and put yourself through the same routines as you would when buying any used car: check its documentation; look under the bonnet; check for wear and tear; etc.
If everything seems great with the car that interests you, then set yourself a strict budget. Remember that even though it can be tempting to get swept up by auction fever, you’re there to pick up a bargain: there’s no point paying over the odds when you could just easily buy the vehicle through a regular dealer. So set a budget you’re happy with and stick to it.
For all the latest car auctions in your area, check the listings at EverythingMotoring.com and follow the links to find out when and where these car auctions in Northern Ireland and Ireland are taking place.