Frequently Asked Auto Questions
We have gathered questions that are frequently asked in our inbox and had experts answer them.
Q: What is the main difference between All-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive?
A: The easiest way to explain this question is to think about All-Wheel drive as using all wheels at the same time. In All-Wheel drive, all tires are being used the entire time. While power to each wheel might change, all four are working to provide a smooth and safe drive.
Q: Is there such thing as fuel efficient SUVs?
A: With today's modern technology in the automobile industry, companies strive for fuel efficiency no matter the size, make, or model. So yes, there is such thing as fuel efficient SUVs. However, if fuel efficiency is your main concern you might want to consider doing effective research into other types of vehicles.
Q: How difficult is it to buy an SUV online and do you recommend it?
A: Depends, are you tech savvy and like doing extensive research on your own? If you answer yes to both of those questions then buying an SUV online might be the right path for you. If you don't like the car salesman following you around the lot or are a busy individual or don't have much time to go and check out in person every car dealership, purchasing an SUV online might save you time and energy. Our experts recommend doing extensive research and check for seller verification to avoid scams.
Q: What should I focus on when purchasing an SUV?
A: Size, budget, and fuel economy.
Q: Where do I find a car auction?
A: If you are looking for a local car auction, you can go online and do a quick search. You will be surprised at how many car auctions will be in your direct area. If you live somewhere remote, you might have to drive a short distance to find a quality car auction. You can always choose to virtually attend a car auction online where you will find the same great deals - you just won't be there in person to view the vehicles.
Q: Is there a certain price I shouldn't go above?
A: Everyone has their own budget for purchasing a vehicle. You should never let yourself be swayed by someone else's budget or get caught up in a bidding war if you are exceeding the amount you had planned on spending. Remember that you are at the car auction to get a good deal. You don't want to end up overpaying for a vehicle that is worth less.
Q: Are car auctions competitive?
A: All car auctions are different, but at some of the largest and most popular ones, yes - they can be a competitive environment. It is best to enter the auction with a clear idea of what you want to bid on and what your limits are. Going into an auction unprepared can lead to overpaying or leaving empty-handed.
Q: If I want to auction my own car off, how do I do that?
A: If you have a vehicle that you want to put in an auction, then you need to contact the auction headquarters. They will walk you through the process of selling your vehicle and what you must have before putting it up for auction. Most of the time you will be required to have the appropriate titles and papers that are associated with the vehicle.
Q: Do I have to pay for the car if I accidentally become the highest bidder but don't want the vehicle?
A: Each auction is different, but in most cases, bidding can be binding. They might allow for some rare exceptions, but make sure that when you bid on a vehicle that you have the money to pay for it. You don't want to get caught in an uncomfortable situation.