How It Works, 4 Easy Steps


Registration is free. Use a valid email address, Facebook account or Google account along with a valid form of ID to register. Choose from two flexible membership options, and then start bidding immediately.

To register with SCA™, sign up for free with a valid email address, Facebook account or Google account. A valid ID will also be needed to register. Once your account has been activated, you can start bidding on vehicles. Account activation takes 24 to 48 hours.

You can choose from two different memberships: Basic or Premier. Below you can compare our membership types.

Registration Fee
  • Create Watchlist and Saved Searches
  • Watchlist SMS Notifications
  • I-Buy Fast
  • Proxy Bid
  • $250 or 5% Transaction fee *
  • Minimum required deposit:
    • $1,000 per vehicle
    • Bid up to $6,600

      (or increase your deposit to bid higher)

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Registration Fee
  • Create Watchlist and Saved Searches
  • Watchlist SMS Notifications
  • I-Buy Fast
  • Proxy Bid
  • $250 Transaction fee *
  • Minimum required deposit:
    • $300 per vehicle
    • NO max bid limit
  • On Site Vehicle Preview
  • Bidder Number
  • I-Bid Live
  • 5 Free Car Auction History Reports

Florida residents whose purchase will be registered in Florida shall be subject to a Transaction Fee in the amount of Three Hundred Ninety Nine U.S. Dollars and No Cents ($399.00) for Premier members and Four Hundred Ninety Nine U.S. Dollars and No Cents ($499.00) for Basic members.

PLEASE NOTE: transaction fee is not the only fee applied. Please check all fees applicable


Visit our FAQ page for information. 

Search & Bid

Browse our vast inventory. With our exclusive notification tools you can keep track of vehicles you are interested in. Our flexible bidding options allow you to pre-bid, participate in a live auction or purchase a vehicle at a set price through I Buy Fast.

SCA™ has more than 300,000 vehicles in stock and you can search our entire inventory in seconds according to your needs. You can search by make, model, year and vehicle type. Advanced search allows you to narrow your search further with more detailed criteria such as sale document, vehicle color, engine size, body type, auction date, auction location, odometer reading and much more. Advanced search offers the highest level of accuracy in finding a vehicle.

You can also preview your vehicle by visiting one of our 170 nationwide auction locations. Please also note, in order to do that you will need a Premier registration approved first. You can get some more details about the yard visits here.

Use our powerful notification tools such as Watch Lists and Saved Searches to keep an eye on specific vehicles through email or SMS notifications, and never miss an opportunity to bid on the vehicle you want.

A security deposit is required before you can bid. The minimum deposit to bid is $1,000 or 15% of your maximum bid.

Once you find a vehicle to bid on, your membership determines your bidding options. You can bid by pre-bid or I Bid Live or you can purchase a vehicle at a fixed price with I Buy FAST.

Visit our FAQ page for information. 

Claim it

Congratulations on the purchase of your vehicle! When your bid has been accepted, an email will be sent immediately with your invoice and instructions for payment. You can claim your vehicle once your payment is received.

Once your bid is recognized as the winning bid, you will receive an email with your invoice and payment instructions. Your invoice will explain all fees and charges, including payment and due dates. Once payment is received and applied, the vehicle(s) can be claimed and shipped.

Visit our FAQ page for information.

Ship it

Ship your vehicle. Shipping can be time consuming and requires a lot of know-how. Let us do it for you. We’ll take care of the hassle so you can concentrate on what’s most important to you.

You can arrange shipping through SCA™. We make arranging shipment easy so you can focus on more important matters.  

After you win your auction, you can add shipping to your order. We provide a car-shipping calculator so you can determine shipping costs both domestically or internationally. You can also submit a custom quote if an immediate quote is not available.

During shipping, you can track your vehicle’s delivery through your account page. SCA™ will send up-to-the-minute emails regarding shipment. Rest assured we deliver vehicles safely and effectively.

Visit our FAQ page for information.

Registration is free and takes only seconds
Sign up today and start bidding