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Car Auctions in NY / NJ

Finding a low priced used car or truck is easy in New York and New Jersey at a public auto auction. Car auctions are an exciting way to buy a cheap used car and save lots of money in the process.

Most locations allow you to arrive early to look over the vehicles and decide on which ones you are interested in. Find auctions in NYC, Trenton, upstate, Jersey City, and more. Always be sure to take advantage of any opportunity to look over the auction cars before the auction starts.

Use the list below to find auto auctions in New York or New Jersey that are near you. Be sure to contact each location before arrival to familiarize yourself with their rules for public buyers.

Wholesale auctions listed below are usually held weekly or monthly. Police auctions tend to be held less frequently although it is usually possible to bid online. Most cars sold at these auctions run and drive without any previous wrecks. However, be sure to always investigate the VIN history online to make sure before bidding.

Do not be shy when it comes to car auctions; they’re much easier than you may think. Just take your time and read over the rules. Remember to ask as many questions as you need to before the auction starts.

Wholesale Used Car Auctions in New York & New Jersey

Queens Auto Mall Auction House
134-01 Atlantic Ave
Queens, NY 11418
(718) 523-9090

Statewide Auto Auction
39 Windsor Pl
Central Islip, NY 11722
(516) 349-0007

New Jersey State Auto Auction
406 Sip Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 200-1100

Car-Tech Auction Inc.
528 Morristown Rd
Matawan, NJ 07747
(800) 868-4700

Manheim New Jersey
730 NJ-68
Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 298-3400

Copart Auto Auctions (Salvage Auction)
108 N Main St
Windsor, NJ 08561
(609) 918-1720

City Surplus and Impound Auctions in NY and NJ:

These are government auctions that are open to the public. They include both police seizure cars and also state fleet surplus vehicles for sale. They will have smaller inventories than wholesale auctions, but the prices can sometimes be much cheaper. Surplus auctions will also sometimes have equipment, boats, ATVS, etc. for auction in addition to cars.

City of New York Seized Vehicle Auction

New York State Surplus Auction

Auctions for Vehicles and Surplus Property – State of New Jersey

Read Our Guide: How to Buy a Used Car in New York and New Jersey

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the auction cars come from?

Auto auctions typically feature cars from wholesale trade-ins, police seizures, drug impounds, bank repos, private owner vehicles, charity cars, and much more.

What do I need to buy at a dealer auto auction?

You will need to be a registered car dealer (aka “auction license”) in order to attend the dealer auctions and bid.

What do I need in order to buy a car at auction?

You will usually need just a valid ID and your intended form of payment. Always verify directly with the auction what they will accept.

Can I sell my car at an auto auction?

Yes, public car auctions will allow you to place your car in the auction for sale. You may set a minimum bid.

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