The IAAI website provides several means of finding auctions, the first being a maintained database of upcoming auctions around the country, and the second being live on-site auctions held over the Internet. Between these two methods, it is easy for bidders to keep tabs on auctions in their areas and to participate in ongoing online auctions.
The IAAI website has numerous utilities aimed at letting its users participate in auctions of various types. Users must register with the site to make use of these functions, as they must provide contact information like phone numbers and addresses as well as a valid and confirmed form of payment.
The "Find an Auction" utility allows users to search ongoing auctions by area. This utility also contains a calendar of upcoming options so that auction-goers can maintain a good idea of auction schedules in the coming future, enabling them to plan their own itineraries in order to enable attendance.
The site also hosts listings for salvage sales and other automotive sales. Sellers can post vehicles or scrap along with descriptions of their goods and can sell either by auction or by direct purchase at a set price, letting registered users make connections with one another in order to buy and sell merchandise.