Local car auctions are generally restricted to a particular locality and hence are usually a lot smaller than the national car auctions. In fact, local car auctions are the best place to find the car you so fancy on. These auctions indeed find you the best bargain for cars. Though the number of cars displayed and advertised is not too large in number, they never go on to tarnishing your hopes for finding the car. And if you have any specification about the car you want to buy, local car auctions are the place to buy them from. The reason is that there is reduced competition with the increasing level of specification. So your chances of getting a better deal keep getting better.
Many people prefer local auctions to the national ones because the competition stays within limit. The information about the auction venue and date are generally available if you surf through the newspapers and magazines. Before going for the car, check the physical condition of the car. Having your car mechanic check it always is a good idea. The history of the car along with all its papers and documents should be checked thoroughly. It might just have been in the bad books of the police for some illegal activity. On this note of legal terms, perhaps, the police car auctions are a lot better off. So, even if checking the car history costs you some fee, it is worth checking in to. We say this because no insurance company takes the risk of insuring a car that is in the bad books of legality.
Another must check is the current market value of the car. In case you find the bidding going up exorbitantly, wait for the next good car deal instead of paying for something that is not worth.