You can find used car auctions by visiting your city's website to look for government auctions or by using a service such as Auction Zip. Online used car auctions can also be found on sites such as eBay and AuctionDirectUSA.com
Auction Zip allows you to enter information about your geographic location and the type of auction for which you are looking and see a list of currently active and upcoming auctions. Search results contain contact information for the auction so that you can double check times and dates, as many vehicle auctions can change location or timing based on availability of inventory. Alternatively, sites such as eBay.com allow you to participate in auctions for used cars remotely. You can place bids through the site and view information about the cars in each individual listing.
Regardless of the type of automotive auction in which you participate, it is always important to do as much research as possible before buying any cars. Many sellers do not provide vehicle repair histories unless asked, so make sure you find out as much as possible to avoid accidentally purchasing a car that needs a lot of work. Don't be afraid to ask questions of the seller to find out exactly what you need to know.