If you live in either the Gauteng or Western Cape Provinces of South Africa and are looking to buy a new or used vehicle at an affordable price then you may want to consider visiting an auction. Aucor car auction events occur frequently in these area’s (amongst others) and offer the general public the opportunity to bid for vehicles with assistance available for people who are maybe not used to the bidding process and therefore reducing some of the pressure that can often be felt during the auctioneering process.
Groundsmen at Aucor car auctions are able to assist and support the public personally with support and help in getting a clearer understanding of how the process works. Also, a number of vehicles for sale come with a warranty and/or products to give a car buyer a level of confidence that they have made a good purchase. Car finance is also available at these events for potential buyers to enquire about if they may be eligible for before the bidding process begins.
Some Tips To Help You When Attending Aucor Car Auctions
Be sure to have a good look at the vehicle you intend bidding on. If you are not too familiar with what to look for when buying a second hand motor vehicle then it can be a wise decision to take a mechanic or someone who knows more about cars with you. Even if you have to pay a small fee to take an expert with you it could save you some unexpected expense in the long run. Note that these auction events allow you to have a good look at a car before you bid and buy it but do not allow any test drives.
Look and listen. Before the event takes place the auctioneer could make some announcements that maybe important, be sure to have your ears open. Take note of signs around the event premises and also make sure you have a good read of the terms and conditions in the car auction catalogue. Be certain you understand the bidding process as well as the payment process should you be successful on any vehicle bid.
Attend an event for fun. You could always just attend one or two events as an observer in the beginning to familiarise yourself with the car auctioneering process at an Aucor auction before you actually take part as a bidder. These events run regularly around Gauteng and the Western Cape so if you’re not in a hurry to purchase, this could be worth your while.
There are certain charges payable by someone bidding and buying vehicles at any auction. Get familiar with these charges as well, VAT will be payable as well as a fee for the registration process on any vehicle bought.
Paying For And Collecting A Vehicle At An Auction
There are a few different ways to pay for a vehicle should you be successful in bidding at an auction event. You can pay with a bank guaranteed cheque, normal bank cheque or with an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) payment. Aucor has accounts with the major banks in South Africa so whether you bank with Nedbank, Absa or Standard Bank, they can assist you in making an EFT payment smoothly and instantly online.
You can also make a cash payment into one of Aucor’s bank accounts if you prefer although you will be charged a 1% fee on this method.
If you have been granted approved finance by a bank for the purchase of your vehicle Aucor will require a 10% deposit or a letter of credit in order to make out an invoice to the bank. Once this has been completed the bank will then need to make the payment within 48 hours.
Once payment has been made you will recieve a paid invoice which you can then take to an Aucor staff member to assist you in collecting your new vehicle. You will need to fill in a change of ownership form and get your vehicle papers.
Please remember that when you purchase a car at an Aucor auction or any other auction event in South Africa you are purchasing “as seen” which means if the vehicle gives you any problems at any stage after you have paid for it, you cannot hold the auctioneering company responsible.
Vehicles For Auction Online
It’s a good idea to, from the comfort of your own home or office, go to the Aucor car auctions South Africa website and use their search facility if you are looking for a specific make or model of automobile. The search facility allows you to select which area you are looking for a vehicle in and what type of vehicle you are looking for e.g. sedan, hatchback, bakkie, 4×4, convertible etc. You can then filter these results to view vehicles in Cape Town or Johannesburg.
You can also search seperately for upcoming events in your area. We did a quick search and discovered a vehicle repo and liquidation auction happening in Epping near Cape Town with auction details, registration details, a list of vehicles for sale, contact numbers, rules of the auction and a map showing where the event is taking place. This is all very helpful and informative, more than we can say about some of the other online car auction information websites we have visited.
So if you are in the market to purchase a vehicle and want to get something at a more affordable price, the Aucor car auctions happen regularly in the Western Cape and Gauteng regions of the country and are well worth visiting as an option to buy your next wheels.