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By now, you've probably heard some rumblings about the opportunities at New Jersey State Auto Auction. Our lot has hundreds of Carfax-certified used cars for you to browse through, in addition to special perks like the financing department and the Total Car Care Center. But still, many people are unsure of how our processes work, and we want to clear up some of the confusion.
What is an auto auction?
Just like the name implies, New Jersey State Auto Auction offers a chance for customers to bid on the car they want. This gives them the opportunity to get a high-quality vehicle for a low price, as they only have to bid what they think the car is worth. Competition may raise the prices, but the setup gives drivers a chance to capitalize on great deals. The process may take a while, as people have to register to bid and close out sales, but the potential payoff makes it worthwhile.
3 tips for buyers
Are you considering checking out the selection at NJ State Auto? If so, then keep in mind these three tips.
1. Do your research
Auto auctions may seem overwhelming, but they don't have to be. It's easy for you to conduct some preliminary research on your own to narrow down your car search. Check out the details about the exact car you'll be bidding on and browse through our selection from the comfort of your own home. You can even register to bid on cars, which gets the process started by completing some paperwork.
2. Figure out how you want to pay
Many people aren't aware that they have options when it comes to paying for the vehicle – at least to start. While our in-house finance team can finalize loans and credit approvals, you'll need to have a way to transfer money for the bidding process. Many customers use PayPal, as this service provides an easy and secure way to make payments to a wide variety of businesses. However, we also accept all major credit cards, so you don't have to sign up for anything you don't want to.
3. Know your options
Of course, we do have another option for drivers. If you don't want to wait any longer to get behind the wheel of a car, you can select "Buy It Now." This allows you to pay for your choice and secure ownership in a very short amount of time – we even offer same day pickup. You'll drive off the lot with the bill of sale, title, temporary license plates and even financing or a warranty in place.
During the winter months, freezing temperatures, ice and heavy drifts of snow can wreak havoc on the roads. This frequently manifests itself in the form of potholes, but these divots in the pavement are more than just bumps along the way. They can cause severe damage to your car, and even the most careful drivers may find an unavoidable and dangerous pothole in their path.
According to the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, potholes and similar road problems will cost the average driver about $335 per year in maintenance and repair costs. In total, more than $5 billion will be spent to fix the damage done by potholes, WJLA News reported.
"No matter where you drive these days, there's a pothole epidemic, and as winter turns to spring, it's only going to get worse," said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. "Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole, but what they don't know is if their vehicle has been damaged in the process. While tires and wheels can be visually checked, potholes can also cause considerable damage to the steering, suspension and alignment systems that you just can't see."
There are a few things drivers can do to get around potholes, including paying attention to the traffic patterns ahead. However, swerving at the last minute should be avoided – especially in the winter – as this can cause motorists to lose control of the vehicle.
Drivers should make sure they are getting their vehicles checked for damage and fixing any problems as they arise. The Total Car Care Center at NJ State Auto Auction caters to the public and is capable of addressing issues you may have, so anyone concerned about what potholes may have done to a car should schedule an appointment.