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14 Chicago Auto Auction Sites

eBay Sponsor

Type: Online Only







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eBay offers online auto auctions for individuals in the Chicago area. New inventory is added daily, and you can select from hundreds, even thousands, of vehicles to bid on.
eBay features a large variety of ways to search for the vehicle you are looking for. You can narrow the selection by choosing the body type, condition, transmission, and the fuel type. You can also limit the results by selecting a price range, vehicle mileage, exterior color, interior color, number of motor cylinders, and more. Additionally, if you have a time limit in mind, you can sort the results by the time remaining on the auction.



City of Chicago Online Auctions

Type: Online Only

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The City of Chicago features online auctions for public surplus vehicles. When you visit their website, you are able to view current online auctions, as well as previous live auction results.
When you purchase a surplus vehicle from the city, you can help to reduce, reuse, and repurpose government vehicles. Many of their vehicles are sold for prices must lower than retail. Additionally, they offer a variety of other surplus goods, including office equipment, scrap metal, furniture, etc.
Their website currently lists a selection of online auction vehicles. You can follow the link to see pictures, current bid prices, the amount of bids, and more.



Rick Levin & Associates, Inc

Type: Online Only

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Rick Levin & Associates offers online auto auctions for different businesses. They currently feature online auctions for the U.S. Department of Treasury. The Treasury auctions off seized and forfeited general property.
Instead of going to a physical auction lot, this company allows you to bid on government vehicles from anywhere you have an internet connection. This could save you time and money. Keep in mind that you are responsible for transporting any vehicle that you purchase via their auctions. This may mean traveling a ways to pick up your vehicle.
Their website keeps an updated list of upcoming auctions. From time to time, they may also host live auctions in the Chicago area.



Copart

Type: Public/Dealer

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Location: 89 E. Sauk Trail, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
1475 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin, IL 60120
4825 South Whitnall Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110


Copart is an auto auction site that features several ways to bid on the vehicles that you want. They have three facilities within 100 miles of Chicago where they auction off thousands of vehicles each month.
In order to participate in their auctions, you must sign up and become a registered member. They offer auctions for both the general public and auto dealers. Once you become a member, you can take advantage of their three ways to bid: internet preliminary bidding, kiosk preliminary bidding, and virtual bidding. For some auctions, you may need to have a registered broker do the bidding on your behalf.
You can view their inventory on their website. There you can view photos and find out general information about the vehicle, including where it is located.



Insurance Auto Auctions

Type: Public/Dealer

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Location: 110 E. Palatine Road Suite B, Wheeling, IL 60090
280 E. Sullivan Road Aurora, IL 60505
16425 S. Crawford Avenue, Markham, IL 60428
25631 SR 2 South Bend, IN 46619


Insurance Auto Auctions has four locations within 100 miles of Chicago where you can participate in auto auctions. They offer several ways to bid on the vehicles you are interested in. Additionally, they feature auctions for the general public, as well as registered dealers.
If you are concerned about the state of the vehicle you are bidding on, you can take advantage of their preview dates. Each branch offers dates/times where you can inspect the vehicles before the auction.
This company offers flexible bidding options. You can use proxy bidding, where you can pre-bid online up to one hour before the auction with proxy representation at the live auction. You can also bid in person at any of their facilities. They also offer live-online bidding via their I-bid LIVE feature.



Chicago Car Auction

Type: Public

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Location: 2731 Belvidere Road, Waukegan, IL 60085

Chicago Auto Auction holds an auction every Saturday and a “Name Your Price Event every Wednesday, both of which are open to the public. This company is the official auction center of the Salvation Army. This means if you donate your vehicle you can deduct the selling value from your taxes.
Their Saturday auction begins at 10am. They begin with the vehicles that run, and then they auction off the non-runners and rebuilders after they are finished with the runners. The majority of their vehicles have a starting bid of $250. Additionally, they offer proxy bidding for individuals who cannot personally attend.
If you want to view the vehicles before the auction, take advantage of their 8am preview time.



Cermak Auto Auction

Type: Public

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Location: 2135 S. Kilbourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

Cermak Auto Auction is a public auto auction facility, where you can bid on the vehicle you want.
This company offers several features to make the auction process more convenient for the bidder. They offer same day delivery, same day registration, same day temp plates, same day insurance, out-of-state in transit plates, warranty, and on the spot financing.
If you want to inspect the vehicles before the auction, you can take advantage of their two-hour inspection period, which starts just before the auction. If you win a bid, you must place a deposit on your vehicle. The minimum deposit is 25% of the sale price or $500.



South Chicago Auto Auction of Harvey

Type: Public

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Location: 396 Sibley Blvd., Harvey, IL 60426

South Chicago Auto Auction of Harvey features public auto auctions at their Harvey facility. You do not need to have a dealer’s license in order to participate in their auctions! Additionally, admission to their auctions is free.
This company offers a preview period where you have the opportunity to view the vehicles an hour before the auction. Also, each vehicle is driven to the auction block, so you can see it while it is running. Keep in mind that all vehicles are sold “as is.” You must also be prepared to pay 25% of the price upon winning the bid. They will issue you a temporary registration permit or arrange for transfer of your plates.



QCSA Holdings, Inc.

Type: Public/Dealer

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Location: 31W120 West Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
1849 Summer Street, Hammond, IN 46320


QCSA Holdings, Inc. has two brands, QCSA Direct and Crashed Toys, which feature public and dealer auto auctions, both in person and online. They have two facilities within a 100 mile radius of Chicago.
Crashed Toys holds an auction every Tuesday at the Bartlett and the Hammond locations. QCSA also holds an auction every Thursday at the Hammond facility. These companies sell both salvage and non-salvage vehicles. Additionally, they auction insurance salvage vehicles, which are vehicles that have been designated total loss by an insurance company. Before getting started, be sure to familiarize yourself with the licensing requirements for the state you plan on bidding in, as some require you to have a dealer’s license.



America’s Auto Auction Inc

Type: Dealer

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Location: 14001 S. Karlov Avenue, Crestwood, IL 60445

America’s Auto Auction Inc has a Chicago facility where registered dealers can place bids on their vehicles. They hold an auction every Tuesday at 1pm, Wednesday at 9am, a live simulcast sale, and a highline auto auction.
If you are interested in checking out the inventory before the auction, you are able to preview the lot on the day of the live auctions. Additionally, you can browse their auction catalog and their online Run Lists prior to the day of the sale.
Some of the features they offer include: a full service title department, certified 7 day post inspections, full service transportation, full service recondition service, in house mechanical shop, in house tire/window replacement shop, before/after sale drawing, and more.



Greater Rockford Auto Auction

Type: Dealer

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Location: 5937 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford, IL 61109

Greater Rockford Auto Auction features auto auctions for registered dealers. They hold auctions on behalf of several different companies, including sales like: As-Is, Ally Auto Remarketing, Consumer Portfolio Services, Remarketing by GE, TD Auto Finance, Anderson Vehicle Remarketing, GM Sponsored Auto Auction, and more.
To view their inventory via their website, you must register with AuctionPipeline. Registration is free! This site also allows you to bid via the internet on many of their auctions.
You can see a complete list of their upcoming auctions now at their website. They offer a variety of sales on many days of the week for you to participate in.



Dyer Auto Auction

Type: Dealer (Public Auctions May Occur)

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Location: 641 Joliet Road, Dyer, IN 46311

Dyer Auto Auction offers several auctions, mainly for dealers, each week. There may be some occasions when they offer auctions for the general public. You can find more information about their targeted audience on their website’s calendar.
Every Friday, this company hosts several auctions. Some of these may include: donation vehicles, fleet lease, new trade trades, dealer consignments, and more. They also work with several companies such as Enterprise, Lighthouse Finances, One Main Remarketing, and more.
If you cannot make it to their physical auction, you may be able to participate in their online bidding. See their website for their live and online auction policies.



Manheim

Type: Dealer

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Location: 20401 Cox Avenue, Matteson, IL 60443

Manheim offers auctions, both live and online, for registered dealers in the Chicago area. They offer several ways to bid and browse their inventory. However, you must register with their company before you can gain access to their site and auctions.
If you cannot make it to an auction, you can take advantage of their simulcast opportunity, which allows dealers to bid online during a live event. Users can also browse their pre-inventory list to see what will be at upcoming auctions.
One of the auctions they feature is a Ford Motor Credit Factory sale which occurs twice a month on Tuesdays at 10am. Their complete sales schedule is currently available online.



Wolfe’s Auto Auctions

Type: Dealer

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Location: 25784 Western Avenue, South Bend, IN 46619

Wolfe’s Auto Auctions in South Bend, Indiana offers auto auctions for registered dealers in the Chicago area. While the South Bend branch is the closest to Chicago, this company also has two other locations if you do not find what you need right away.
You can participate in their live auctions every Thursday. At 9am they feature a salvage sale, and at 10am they start their regular sale. Once you sign up with this company, you can view featured vehicles online.
Additionally, if you plan on staying overnight in the area, you may be able to receive a corporate rate at a local hotel. You can find more information regarding this policy, and their auction times, now online.





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