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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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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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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How Bid4U Can Work For You

The Bid4U service is our unique and intuitive feature to help ensure that you win the car you’ve been looking for. Instead of sitting and waiting to increase your bid each time another bidder increases theirs, you can allow our system to bid automatically for you up to your preset bid limit! You can use Bid4U in both the preliminary and live auctions. Here’s how it works:

Determine Your Maximum Bid Amount

The key to the Bid4U service is to enter your maximum bid amount at the start of bidding. Once you find a car you like you will need to determine the most you would be willing to pay for the vehicle. This is your ‘maximum bid amount’.

Place Your Deposit

Once you have determined your maximum bid amount, you will need to place a deposit on your account to be able to cover this amount. We require a 10% of what you intend to bid as a deposit to allow you to bid up to that amount; so if you are looking to bid $8,000, we will need an $800 deposit first. The minimum deposit required by AutoBidMaster is $400, which gives you a bidding limit of $4,000.

Enter Your Maximum Bid Amount

After you have placed your deposit you are ready to bid. Enter your maximum bid amount in the Bid field, and hit submit. And that’s it! Our system will automatically bid incrementally on your behalf up until this amount. It’s really that simple.

If you need help with any of these steps, or have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our support team by email at, or call us weekdays from 6am to 4pm PST at 1(503)298-4300. Find the car right your you at

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The Best Project Cars For You

Buying a salvage vehicle is a perfect opportunity to start a new project car. Whether you’re a wrench wielding weekend warrior looking for your next whip, or a full-fledged gearhead looking to get grease on your hands, there’s nothing more fun than a new car. If you’re in need of inspiration for your next purchase from AutoBidMaster, check out our suggestions below.

Chevy Impala

Chevrolet Impala

The best years for this boat of a car range between 1965 – 1970, when production of this fullsize luxury sedan took the world by storm. A beautifully long and sleek vision to behold, the Impala’s powerhouse V-8 engine contributed to it’s iconic design. If you’re looking for something with some oomph behind it, then the Chevrolet Impala is right for you.
Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

You may recognize this fifth generation Toyota as the star of the anime Initial D, as it tears up the roads of Japan with ease. Toyota Corolla’s produced between 1983 and 1987 are respected amongst the drifting community, and with good reason: offering the best chassis build options, and easy customability, this car is great for anybody willing to put in the work to get more out of their driving experience.
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

One of the most popular project cars out there, the Ford Mustang has the benefit of having a plethora of aftermarket parts and tech support to choose from. But if you want to get the best out of the Mustang, you’ll want a Ford Mustang “Fox”, in production between 1978 – 1993. Rather than a V-8 engine, it comes with a lighter turbo-charged V-8, which helps make it ideal for road racers and dragsters.
Mazda Miata

Mazda Miata

Light as a feather, and built like a brick powerhouse, the British-roadster inspired Japanese-built Mazda Miata became one of the most popular cars to modify for racing. First beginning production in 1990, it had an upgrade in 1994 through 1997 which gave it a larger engine, brakes and wheels, and therefore better overall performance. If it’s 50-50 weight distribution doesn’t do it for you, it’s convertible top sure will.

Find your next project car at!

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What You Will Need To Buy A Vehicle

Most Copart vehicle auctions require that a buyer has a Dealer’s License before being able to participate in the bidding process. But when you use as your broker, you can skip the hassle of getting a Dealer’s License of your own, as you’ll be using ours instead! We make it as easy as possible for you to win and buy your vehicle, with as few obstacles in your way. Below is the (very) short list of things you WILL need to be able to buy a vehicle from

Government Issued Photo ID

When you sign up for an account you will be prompted to upload a copy of a valid government issued photo ID. This can be a driver’s license, identification card, passport, or anything equivalent. The important things we require are that it is not-expired, it has your photo on it, and it is issued by a government entity. And make sure you upload a clear copy as well!

Refundable Security Deposit

To be able to participate in the auctions you need to have a security deposit on file. The minimum requirement is $400 to be able to bid up to $4000 on a vehicle. If you intend to bid higher than $4000, you will need at least 10% of what you intend to bid. The purpose of this deposit is to provide assurance to the auction that you are a serious buyer. If you win an auction, but then change your mind and don’t want to pay for the vehicle, you will lose your deposit.

Your deposit is completely refundable at any time, so long as you have no active bids or outstanding balances on your account.

Excitement For Bidding

Bidding in vehicle auctions is for those with an adventurous spirit who want to get a great deal! So it’s important to remember to bring your excitement for the bidding process. Of course, you’ve got to bid to win. Bidding often is the best way to get what you want, and save money while doing it.

That’s it! AutoBidMaster is committed to making you car buying process as easy as possible.

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5 Time-Tested Cars You Can Buy from Online Car Auctions

Some cars may not be classic in a typical sense, but have a great reputation and demand for more reasons than one. In this blog post, we have listed five vehicles that have gained popularity because of their performance and appeal. The good news is you can buy any of these cars with salvage title at the fraction of the original price through online auto auction, no matter whether you are in Houston or any other part of the US. Let’s take a look.

1. 2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L 6

Nissan Altima

2002 Nissan Altima SE is larger than the previous-generation Altima. It is not only spacious but also comfortable. The design of this popular car is sensible and practical. It provides for a big trunk and comfortable rear setting. It is the bold styling of the Altima that differentiates it from other midsize sedans. Nissan Altima won the title of the “North American Car of the Year” in 2002. The 2002 Nissan Altima SE has a 3.5L six-cylinder engine.

2.  2013 Volvo XC90 R-DES 3.2L 6 

Volvo XC90

2013 Volvo XC90 is the latest design in the current Volvo lineup. It is more feature-packed than ever and considered to be a great classic pick for your family. Volvo has updated the exterior look of this classic with a new body-color bumper-and-slim look. The polished metalwork of the new bumper, LED running lamps, and tail lamps lend a stunning look to this car. This family-oriented crossover has enough power from the 240-horsepower, 3.2L six-cylinder engine, and six-speed automatic transmission. The car is spacious and can accommodate six to seven passengers.

3. 2009 Audi A4 2.0T QU 2.0L 4

Audi A4

2009 Audi A4 is wider and sleeker on the outside and larger on the inside. Its 6.3-inch-longer wheelbase increases legroom for rear-seat by almost an inch. Base versions of the A4 with Quattro all-wheel drive have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The key change to the engine for this 2009 model is the addition of variable valve timing. Additionally, the smaller 2.0-L four-cylinder is highly economical on fuel.

4. 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L 6

Mercedes-Benz E350

The Mercedes-Benz-E-Class car is a great addition to the already diverse Mercedes lineup that exudes class. The E-Class defines the essence of the brand Mercedes. Every E-Class model is known to proide you with an incredible balance of passenger space, style, and luxury. 2013 Mercedes-Benz-E-Class depicts the most electronics-intensive model line that Mercedes has offered to date. Its computer-managed systems focus more on safety. The classic comes with four-door sedans, convertibles, two-door coupes, and a pair of wagons. E350 model comes with a 3.5L six-cylinder engine and produces 302 hp.

5.  2015 Ford Expedition 3.5L 6

Ford Expedition

2015 Ford Expedition is a perfect blend of style and capability. It has the most powerful and fuel-efficient engine. Thanks to its 3.5L six-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission! If you are looking for a full-size utility vehicle, 2015 Ford Expedition can fulfill all your needs for performance, space, capability and comfort. In addition, it comes with an electric power-assisted steering system that helps to regulate speed and save on fuel.

All cars mentioned in this write-up offer great comfort, elegance, and an unmatched driving experience. In addition, you don’t have to spend a fortune to own any of them as pricing will not be a roadblock. Check out our inventory collection of salvage vehicles in Houston. Also, feel free to call us at +1 (503) 298-4300.

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Own an Ideal Family car without Breaking the Bank

Although public transportation is doing a wonderful job, helping millions of people commute from one place to another, having your own means of transportation has its own added advantages. You can take your family out on vacation, anytime and anywhere without having to stand in queues for tickets or hitch-hiking. In order to find the right car, a little legwork before buying, will help you make an informed decision. You can pore through the countless options and salvage cars for sale in Chicago, to find a perfect match for your profile.

Vintage vehicles are in the parking lot on the city show.

What to look for

Today, various auto makers are offering just about every imaginable technology and feature in their latest models.  This leaves buyers all the more confused about which elements to prioritize and what to choose. If you already own a vehicle, you probably know what to look for in your upgrade. However, those who are buying a vehicle for the first time, it is essential to learn about the options available in the market in greater detail.

Scott Seguin, a Sales consultant at a top-notch automobile company (Hyundai), says that, “….considering needs over wishes is an important factor in determining the vehicle that is right for you.” So, before you embark on the purchasing, here are a few questions that you should ask yourself:

  • Do you want to buy a car for city use only?
  • Will you be driving long distances as well?
  • Do you want it for commercial use
  • Will you be looking to resell the vehicle at some point?

A plethora of information is available online to help you with the initial research. This includes several beneficial tips, advice and cost comparisons. Decide on the car that you want to buy and then proceed to explore some of the options that we are going to discuss.

Options for acquiring one

Buying a brand new car is usually an expensive proposition. A used car is still costly, yet not as costly as a brand new car. On the other hand,  salvage-title cars are cheaper than both brand new and used cars and offer you more value for money and a bigger selection of options.

Classifying a car as being ‘salvage’, occurs when an insurance company considers it to be beyond repair. Despite such a state of affairs, a mechanic might tell you just the opposite. It is unfortunate that sometimes the potential value of these cars is overlooked just because they have been titled as ‘salvage’. Salvage cars work efficiently and look just as good as their brand new counterparts, after going through repairs at comparatively reduced prices., conducts online auctions of salvage cars. Go get the car of your dreams, a family vehicle, or any of the numerous options waiting for you. You can purchase your dream car from the comfort of your home. In fact, live auctions on help you save huge sum of money that you could have spent on purchasing a brand new car.

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