Surplus items are things which have been accumulated in quantities more than is needed – something the government does very well. The government always has a large quantity of cars and trucks that may be in good condition, but which it can no longer use and must be sold off at surplus auto auctions. These government fleet vehicles are either those used by government agencies like police departments (these cars have seen heavy use but will have been well maintained) and those used as personal vehicles which will often have very low mileage.
In most cases a buyer will be given a vehicle history along with the car so if that is an important issue for you, check on the availability of the history before bidding for a car. Many of these cars and trucks have years of life left in them and are only being sold because government policy demands it and so are extremely good buys. Cars that have been seized by law enforcement agencies will also be on sale at these surplus auto auctions. All kinds of vehicles are available at the surplus auto auction – cars, trucks, heavy equipment, ATVs and motorcycles.
Those who may be in the market for a second car or who have restricted budget will do well to look at the options available at these surplus car options. These auctions are also places to by luxury cars that would normally be beyond the reach of many people – cars seized from big time criminals form part of the surplus auto auctions. As everyone knows, these crooks always travel in expensive sedans – and since the government has no use for them, they are sold off for whatever the auction brings in. When bidding for cars at a surplus auto auction it is important to always keep in mind that the pressure is on the government to sell these cars – keeping them lying around unused costs money for storage and maintenance. That is why cars are often available for incredibly low prices -the government is happy to cut its losses.