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How Can I Buy Cars and Other Vehicles at Miami Auto Auctions?

By Mike Richards Updated: 10/15/2019 Posted: 09/19/2018

If you’re looking at buying a used vehicle, you obviously want to save as much money as possible. Consequently, you need to be looking for auctions. Auto auctions are almost always the cheapest place to buy vehicles. So, what auto auctions can you find in the Miami area, and why should you consider them?

Firstly, let’s look at how you can access Miami auto auctions. Secondly, we’ll look at what type of auto auctions there are. Then we’ll talk about motorcycles and other vehicles.

After all, In 2016 7.7 million vehicles were on the road in Florida. This represents a very large pool of potential vehicles for the used car market. So, you’ll want to find the right one, at the right price for you.

Do Junkyards Around Miami Sell Vehicles At Auction?

Many people and organizations sell on salvage cars to junkyards. What happens to these cars? Well, some are simply scrapped for metal. Others have working parts removed from them before being crushed. However, this is time-consuming for Junkyards. Therefore these businesses look for ways to make money from salvage cars with less effort. As a result, many are sold at auctions.

Miami Junkyard

 

These vehicles can be bought by dealers, who repair them and sell them on. But there are also individuals who buy them to repair themselves. On the other hand, many buy the cars simply for spare parts.

Whoever buys the cars has to attend an auction, either in person or online. Some auctions are open to the public. However many are restricted to those with dealer licenses.

The answer to this question is, therefore, YES. Many junkyards, including those around Miami, sell vehicles at auction.

For this reason, we’ll look at how you can make use of these auctions.

How Can I Buy A Used Car From Miami Auto Auctions?

Firstly, you need to find an auction, which is why we have included some useful links below. Then you need to make sure you are able to register. With this in mind, you need to find out if the auction is public or dealer-only access. Make sure you check out the website of the auction for more details.

Alternatively, you can buy from online car auctions, which cuts out a lot of the hassle.

If you have gained access to an auction, you simply need to register. Often this includes presenting a payment method. Some public auctions are free to get into; others require an entry fee or subscription. It is best to telephone ahead, to make sure you have all the relevant items.

Once you’ve done that, ask for a catalog, or list of the day’s sales. Then you are free to browse the lists, and the actual vehicles themselves before bidding starts.

When it comes to the bidding- know your limits! Don’t overspend on a car that’s already going to require work on it.

Most auctions operate a “what you see is what you get” policy. What this means is that nothing is guaranteed. There is always a risk, buying a car at auction, which is why the prices are so low. If you can get hold of the VIN, you can use your phone to do a vehicle history search. These searches aren’t free but could save you from a far more expensive mistake.

You can also get a rough guide to the value of a used car from the Kelley Blue Book. This guide is a catalog of new and used car values.

Don’t forget as well that there may be fees to pay on top of the purchase price of the car. They are usually added on at the end when you’re filling out the paperwork.

Given these points, you now need to consider where these auctions are. Let’s take a look.

How Many Auto Auctions Are There In The Miami Area?

There are a large number of vehicle auctions in Florida. There is a full list to be found here. In addition to this, there are more than 3,000 registered wholesale, salvage and auction dealers in Florida.

This makes this question hard to answer. However, looking specifically around the Miami area, there are more than 40. We have listed those below.

Auto Auction Mall

20200 W. Dixie Hwy, Suite 1001
Miami, FL 33180
(305) 507-1641

Corauto Inc

4723 NW 37th Ave,
Miami, FL 33142
(786) 518-3655

Copart

11858 NW 36th Ave,
Miami, FL 33167
(305) 769-0863

Ner Auction Systems Inc of Miami

12850 NW 27th Ave,
Opa Locka, FL 33054
(305) 688-6400

Copart Auto Salvage Auction

12850 NW 27th Ave,
Opa Locka, FL 33054
(305) 688-6400

Prestige Automotive Rental & Sales

1275 NW 129TH St,
North Miami, FL 33167
(305) 381-5653

ASAP Auto Sales

2131 NW 139th St,
Opa Locka, FL 33054
(305) 600-7669

Xenia Autosales

7244 NW 70th St,
Miami, FL 33166
(305) 331-5816

Auto Auction Service and Sales

17410 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, FL 33169
(786) 663-8102

One Stop Dealer Service

1100 W 29th St,
Hialeah, FL 33012
(786) 703-3299

Autobuy-Miami

2001 NW 167th St,
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 363-3161

Insurance Auto Auctions

12700 NW 42nd Ave,
Opa Locka, FL 33054
(305) 685-6363

H Greg USA Auto Auction

8505 NW 12th St,
Doral, FL 33126
(305) 909-7859

Auto Auction Advisors

5150 SW 48th Way Ste 602,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
(954) 909-5264

Bid Bumpers

4970 SW 52nd St,
Davie, FL 33314
(954) 440-0262

Auctions On Wheels Inc

5900 Washington St,
Hollywood, FL 33023
(954) 921-8888

Best Deal Auto Auction

1300 N Dixie Hwy,
Hollywood, FL 33020
(754) 217-4610

Manheim

5353 S State Road 7,
Davie, FL 33314
(954) 321-1078

BudgetOne, Inc.

4701 Orange Dr,
Davie, FL 33314
(954) 638-1965

H Greg USA

601 N Federal Hwy,
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
(954) 367-6404

Insurance Auto Auction

5901 SW 205th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332
(954) 252-7300

My Dealer Auction Corp.

401 E Las Olas Blvd Ste 130-344,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(855) 255-4644

Wholesale

847 NE 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 761-3737

South Florida Auto Auction

3500 NW 21st St,
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
(954) 739-9996

Shayves Auto Finder Inc

874 NE 30th Ct,
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 440-0603

KD’s Auto Sales II

3698 N State Road 7,
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
(954) 696-6905

Copart

24301 SW 137th Ave,
Homestead, FL 33032
(305) 257-1422

Baspit Auto Auction

801 SW 15th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(754) 223-5753

Insurance Auto Auctions Inc

20499 Stirling Rd,
Southwest Ranches, FL 33332
(954) 680-4370

SalvageReseller.com

4811 Lyons Technology Pkwy # 9,
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(954) 671-0160

Affordable Motors Inc

850 NW 42nd Ave,
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 222-2211

Sadisco of Florida

3025 NW 123rd St,
Miami, FL 33167
(305) 403-2605

A Better Bid Car Auctions

2035 NE 151st St,
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(786) 801-3441

A Luxury Auto

3350 S State Road 7,
Miramar, FL 33023
(954) 602-0775

Berlin Motors Inc.

10301 NW 108th Ave #11,
Medley, FL 33178
(954) 225-9731

Interautonet | Auto Sales

4960 SW 52nd St Ste 403,
Davie, FL 33314
(954) 530-7780

Auto Sensation

1730 W Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 731-0484

Executive Motor Sale

600 NE 27th St,
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(954) 210-0051

SalvageAutosAuction.com

4811 Lyons Technology Pkwy # 9,
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(954) 671-0160

Big Boys Auto Group Inc

1547 Hammondville Rd,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(754) 222-6324

However, before attending an auction, there are a few precautions you need to take first. Therefore, we’re going to look at safety, security and general tips.

Is Buying A Car At An Auction In Miami Safe?

There are only three main things you need to know to stay safe. Firstly, where are you buying from? Does the auction have a reputation, is it established? Can you find any reviews?

Secondly, think about the vehicle itself. Do you know of any problems with it? Have you checked it’s past by reading its Vehicle History Report?

You need to remember that a lot of damage or wear can be hidden. Not every spotless-looking car is looking so good under the hood. Therefore, always price this uncertainty into what you bid. Never spend more than you can afford.

If bidding on a vehicle with a salvage title, you need to be even more aware. But that is a whole other topic, which you can read more about here.

Thirdly, is everything regarding your details secure? What payment methods are you using? If buying online, make sure you only pay through secure web pages. Furthermore, are there any other areas of payment that seem dodgy? Are your details left on full display when you register at the reception?

If a member of staff at an auction asks for personal details, make sure they genuinely work for the establishment.

Many of these are standard precautions you should take anywhere. The only thing you need to be more aware of is the condition of the vehicles. However, many auctions will happily advise you about such things. In fact, online auctions are often better at this, as they can speak with you without keeping others waiting.

There are more than 3,000 registered wholesale, salvage and auction dealers in Florida. So let’s look at some of the top auctions in the area.

Top 3 Public Car Auctions In South Florida

BIDERA

http://www.bidera.com/

BIDERA is an auction house headquartered in Miami that specializes in retired police fleet vehicles as well as confiscated cars. It also auctions off vehicles from a variety of municipal departments and seized assets. It offers both in-person and online auctions to the wider public.

4995 NW 72 Ave Suite 405
Miami, Fl 33166
(305) 822 5000

Auction Direct Miami

https://www.auctiondirectmiami.com/

Auction Direct Miami is a car auction house located in Miami that is open to bids from the wider public. Auction Direct Miami specializes in in-person auctions, but their extensive inventory is available to search online. Moreover, they provide extensive information on each vehicle. They also provide financing services.

1 SW 22nd Ave
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 644 9595

Pre Auction Auto Sales

https://www.preauctionautosales.com/ – direct sales and auctions

With two locations in Lake Worth, Pre-Auction Auto Sales is a dealer specializing in direct sales and car auctions. They have an extensive and very detailed online inventory, and also provide car finder and financing services.

3475 S. Military Trail (West location)
3450 S. Military Trail (East Location)
Lake Worth, FL 33463
(561) 653 1475

Top 5 Dealer-Only Car Auctions Around Miami

South Florida Auto Auction

One of the most well-established dealer auctions in the state, SFAA offers a large inventory as well as weekly auctions. They have a large selection of ‘Buy Now’ vehicles, and the option to request text alerts. Additionally, with the help of their team, SFAA aims to make businesses as simple as possible.

3500 NW 21st Street,
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
(954) 739 9996

Auto Auction Mall

Auto Auction Mall is an online marketplace that connects to all of the major used, pre-owned, off-lease, salvage & insurance vehicle auction houses in North America. Providing customers with access to over 150,000 online auction vehicles all accessible from one convenient place by any internet connected device located anywhere in the world.

20200 W. Dixie Hwy, Suite 1001
Miami, FL 33180
(305) 507-1641

Dealers Auto Auction Inc.

With 3 locations in Florida, at Gainesville, Merritt Island, and Stuart, DAA is a local success. With weekly and bi-weekly auctions, there is always plenty going on. Also, due to a partnership with Club Car, DAA receives plenty of ex-rentals.

2616 SE Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 626 3839

CAS Auto Miami

Selling used, salvage, and damaged vehicles, there is plenty on offer at CAS Auto. They will even take your old vehicle as part-exchange. Furthermore, they can also help you get individual parts rather than just whole vehicles.

9050 N.W. 27th Ave.
Miami, FL 33147
(305) 694 0000

Salvage Now

Although salvage now is known for its online auctions, they are headquartered in Miami and hold several yearly physical auctions. With a large range of cars and specialist vehicles, you can also sell your vehicle through them.

55 SE 2nd Avenue,
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 392 6266

Are There Any Car Auctions Around Opa-Locka?

Yes. It is one of the highest-density areas for auto auctions in the area. We’ve listed some of the closest auctions around Opa-Locka. Although, don’t forget that we’re aren’t including online-only sites that still deliver vehicles in this area.

Ner Auction Systems Inc of Miami

12850 NW 27th Ave,
Opa Locka, FL 33054
(305) 688-6400

Insurance Auto Auctions

12700 NW 42nd Ave,
Opa Locka, FL 33054
(305) 685-6363

ASAP Auto Sales

2131 NW 139th St,
Opa Locka, FL 33054
(305) 600-7669

Auto Auction Service and Sales

17410 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, FL 33169
(786) 663-8102

One Stop Dealer Service

1100 W 29th St,
Hialeah, FL 33012
(786) 703-3299

Autobuy-Miami

2001 NW 167th St,
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 363-3161

Sadisco of Florida

3025 NW 123rd St,
Miami, FL 33167
(305) 403-2605

One Stop Dealer Service

1100 W 29th St,
Hialeah, FL 33012
(786) 703-3299

Xenia Autosales

7244 NW 70th St,
Miami, FL 33166
(305) 331-5816

Corauto Inc

4723 NW 37th Ave,
Miami, FL 33142
(786) 518-3655

Where Can I Buy Used Motorcycles at Auction in Miami?


Almost all auto auctions mentioned above will sell motorcycles as well. Although, they are less common than cars. You’re best to call them in advance if you’re looking for a motorcycle. Certainly, you want to contact them if you’re looking for something more specific.

For a larger range of motorcycles for sale by auction, check out some of the online listings. After all, online sites such as ours combine results from lots of different auction houses. Meaning you’ll have the most chance of finding the motorcycle you want.

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