The Three Pillars of a Successful Online Auction

It wasn’t long ago that salvage auto auctions were limited to those with auto dealer licenses, but this isn’t the case anymore. Auto auctions online for the public now provide an opportunity to everyone to buy their dream car, without having to break the bank. Online auctions help you to make an informed decision regarding the vehicle you are planning to buy, as you can read all the details about the vehicles before you place your bids. Here are the three most important aspects of an online auto auction for the public:


Gone are the days when you had to search magazines, local newspapers or ask family and friends for any reliable contacts to purchase an old vehicle. The hassles of making calls to dealers and making appointments to check out the vehicle are now things of the past. Online public auto auction sites such as AutoBidMaster provide multiple images of the vehicles for sale. Online auto auctions have streamlined processes, so that buyers don’t need to chase dealers and sellers.

No-Stress Process

Members can enjoy the shopping experience from the comfort of their home. No stress, no pushy salesperson to deal with, and no large crowds. You go through the online bidding process at our site while sitting in your slippers at home. There is absolutely no pressure from the auctioneer side to purchase a vehicle that doesn’t fulfill your needs.

Peace of Mind

Most online auction sites offer a vehicle inspection program where a professional automotive assessor inspects your vehicle. In addition, after you win the bid and own the vehicle, you have the option to choose among trusted transportation companies to deliver your vehicle to any place you want. In short, by buying a car through online auto auction, you can not only be sure that you are making a wise investment, but also ensure that your investment reaches its destination.

That’s Not All

Online public auto auctions are more comfortable than on-site auctions, as you only need to register yourself as a bidder. You get the benefit of flexibility as well. Although there are several online auction websites available, you should go for those who have years of experience and have built a reputation as a being customer-friendly. When you use those criteria, AutoBidMaster is the clear choice. Contact us now and let our experts guide you through the bidding process.

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Pick the Bidding Style That’s Right for You

AutoBidMaster Bidding Style

Bidding with AutoBidMaster couldn’t be easier and we have enough flexibility to fit any person. Here are some tips on how to use our auction system to fit your style.

Buy It Now

Certain cars have an option called “Buy It Now”. This option will have a price listed next to it. If you agree to pay that exact price (There are no negotiations on Buy It Now.) you are awarded the vehicle immediately!

Set and Forget

Just set your maximum bid limit during the Preliminary Bidding stage, and let our system bid automatically for you. We will place bids incrementally to keep you just one step ahead of the competition. At the close of Preliminary Bidding, if you are the high bidder, our system automatically enters you into the Live Auction.

In the Live Auction this incremental bidding continues without going over your limit. This method saves you time and does all the heavy lifting for you. When you win, we automatically notify you.

Manual Bidding

If you’re a hands-on type of person and want more control over how much you bid, you can update your bids in real-time directly on the website whenever you see fit. This way you know exactly how much is being bid at any time. This generally requires more of your effort but gives you more control.

You can use manual bidding in both Preliminary Bidding and in the Live Auction. We strongly recommend watching some live auctions before entering one to make live bids.

You can select whichever option fits your style. You are also able to select any of these for each vehicle you bid on; you aren’t locked into any one of these. Bid and win at AutoBidMaster!

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4 Mid-Size Sedans to Buy at Seized Cars Auctions

If you are interested in buying a midsize sedan, there are many options in the market. Almost every package that you’ll come across offers at least two powertrains. Modern midsize sedans boast powerful engines, classy interiors, and numerous safety features. The abundance of options can sometimes make selection of the right car difficult. To help you clear the smoke, we list four solid midsize sedan packages you can buy from auctions offering repossessed cars for sale.

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Why You Should Get A Vehicle History Report Before Bidding

When you’re on the search for a salvage car from AutoBidMaster, it’s important to do some research before placing your bid. An important step of the research process is to get a vehicle history report, also called a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Report. Here are some of the things you can expect to find in one of these reports.

Title History

Along with the insurance history, it’s important to know if a car has been slapped with a branding that may make it difficult to register in your state. A vehicle history report will let you know if it is a clear or salvage item, if it has ever been rebuilt, vandalized, or encountered any types of damage, along with any other sort of branding. After learning the branding of a car, contact your local DMV to find out what it will take to register this car, before making your purchase.

Insurance Records

Learn if an insurance company has previously declared the vehicle a total loss. If so, you will want to make sure it was later rebranded as a rebuilt or salvage car. This will also give you an indication if the vehicle has been involved in any accidents that may result in costly repairs down the line.

Lien Information

Discover if any banks or insurance companies hold a lien on a car before buying it. A lien indicates if there are any outstanding load balances on a car. If there are, it means the lien holder owns the car until the lien/loan is paid off. So make sure you’re aware of any liens before making a purchase. This will also impact you if you’re looking to export a vehicle out of the US, as many countries will not allow you to import items with a lien.

This information is available in a vehicle history report and will help you make the right choice when bidding on a car from AutoBidMaster. We make it as easy as possible for you to get this information by partnering with one of the most reputable VIN report companies, ClearVin. Just look on our lot listing pages, and next to the VIN number you’ll see a link to ClearVin.

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4 Upcoming SUVs in 2018 That are Worth the Wait

SUVs have dominated the automotive market, thanks to their high-performance engines. The engines churn out a generous amount of horsepower and torque that allows them to roar up inclines and easily get them out of ditches while on off-road adventures. Extra seating space is another distinct benefit of Sport Utility Vehicles. Major brands are constantly designing and manufacturing newer models to meet the demands and expectations of SUV lovers and incorporate new technologies. You can get most previous models at websites offering salvage cars for sale, if you are shopping on a budget. This post shares insight into upcoming SUV models in 2018 that are worth the wait. Let’s dig in.

Salvage SUVs for Sale

Volkswagen Tiguan

The new Volkswagen brings good news for people who prefer a large cargo space. The new Tiguan is gets extra 10.7 inches than the current model, which result in 57 percent more cargo space. The SUV gets a upgraded Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. The engine will come paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and is estimated to deliver a combined fuel efficiency of 21 mpg.

Jeep Wrangler

The upcoming model of the Jeep Wrangler gets a completely new body design. According to the brand, the Wrangler is supposed to offer higher and more comfortable off-road capabilities. The Jeep Wrangler will come many engine choice, one of them being a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that is capable of producing 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Other engine options include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a turbo 4 cylinder Hurricane engine.

Ford Expedition

The new Ford Expedition comes with a host of hi-tech features including driver-assist technology. Manufacturers also tweaked the interior to provide more space. The new Expedition gets a full-aluminium body, resulting in the SUV weighing 300 pounds less than the older models. The SUV gets a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that comes with stop-start technology and generates 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse gets an upgraded version of the current 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 305 horsepower, which is 20 more than the older engine. Torque output from the engine remains the same. The SUV comes equipped with latest tech features such as surround-view camera and customizable driver modes where you can set speed parameters for secondary drivers.

Buy Older Models of Upcoming Cars with AutoBidMaster

Though upcoming models have a lot to offer, current and older models are still great buys as they deliver optimal performance and a host of cool features. You can buy older models at affordable prices at our online car auctions online at AutoBidMaster. We feature tons salvage cars for sale. Explore our inventory for older models of the upcoming cars and bid at the vehicle of your choice. Register with us to get exclusive member benefits. For more info on our auctions and bidding process, call 503-298-4300.

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Online Auto Auctions = The Best Selection & Value


An online auction is the place where you can select from the widest range of cars, trucks and other vehicles. You can select from over 100,000 cars here! (We have a very large garage.) Another advantage is that you can select from salvage vehicles; those are the best deals.

Salvaged cars can be repaired so that they are drivable, or even be parted out to make repairs on another vehicle. Of course, a salvage vehicle needs some level of repair to make it roadworthy. Yet, even after including the repair cost, it can be an amazing value.

We at AutoBidMaster make shopping for a salvage car as easy as it can be. Our website holds hundreds of auto auctions in one location. This allows members to place a bid on any vehicle that they wish to buy. Moreover, members can bid from the comfort of their home, at any time of day. With the help of AutoBidMaster, you can buy the car of your dreams.

Get started today at, and if you haven’t already, register for one of our three membership levels—two of them are free! Give yourself the chance to get the best selection at the best prices.

If you need help, our experienced support team can answer all of your questions. Email us at, or call 1(503)298-4300.

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A Look at the 5 Best Hatchbacks Ever Made

Though the concept of small cars was first introduced in 1930s, the term “hatchback” started doing circles during the 70s. Ever since their introduction, hatchbacks, commonly called small cars, have been extremely popular among car buyers. The hatchback segment gave buyers the comfort of a luxury car in a smaller and more economical package. From the classic Simca 1100 TI to the fast and gripping Renault Megane, numerous hatchback models have gained rave reviews from car enthusiasts over the years. If you are planning to participate in a can auction online, check out this list of five of the best hatchbacks ever made.

Cars at Online Auction


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1947 to 1964 : A Look at 4 Remarkable Ferrari Models

Ferrari started as a reputable racing team in 1947. It is a brand that is coveted by most collectors and has come to represent the finer things in life. Ferrari has several world records to its name, with models such as the classic 250 GTO going for anywhere from $32 to $52 million at car auctions. That’s enough proof of how much people love “Ferrari”. If you too are a Ferrari fan, here are four of the company’s most prominent models from 1947 and 1964 that you can buy at our online car auctions in Los Angeles and other areas.

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4 All-time Gas and Electric Cars that Deliver High Mileage

Fuel efficiency is one of the main factors that Americans consider when buying vehicles. A car with high mileage not only saves money but also reduces oil dependence cost, increases energy sustainability, and reduces your carbon footprint. The demand for fuel-efficient vehicles has grown more than ever, and most cars in the market have a decent mpg. If buying a new car is out of question, and you are looking for gas-efficient models at Dallas car auctions or anywhere else across the U.S., we list the top four models to consider.

High Mileage Cars


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Finding the Right Car at Auction

AutoBidMaster has thousands of cars listed for auction. With this much selection you want to make sure you bid on the car that best fits your needs. Making the right picks, however, can be tricky. That’s why we have put together this brief guide to help you find the best car for you.

If Possible, Inspect Before You Buy

We strongly recommend inspecting the vehicle before you make a decision to bid on a car. AutoBidMaster allows registered members to visit auction yards with a guest. You can use this service by paying a nominal fee. All lot listings include many pictures but your best bet is the take a look for yourself. This can help to eliminate any surprises after you win an auction. Since you can bring a guest you may want to ask your mechanic to come with you.

Learn the History

Even a visual inspection won’t tell you everything, only a Vehicle History Report can do that. All reports are based upon the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). When you buy a report make sure the data comes from The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), which is a program of the U.S. Department of Justice. This program protects you from fraud and unsafe vehicles. There is no more accurate and complete source for VIN data

The VIN number number appears on multiple places such as the driver-side doorpost and on the dashboard on the driver’s side next to the windshield. Once you have this number, visit websites that offer VIN reports to get all the information you need. One such trusted site is ClearVin.

Buy With Confidence

We believe in transparent dealing and giving you the most information to help you make a decision before you bid. Even with all of the information AutoBidMaster provides, there are additional resources to give you the confidence to know the car you are bidding on is the right one. We want to make sure you get the right car.

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