Live auctions are held every Monday at 9:30 a.m. PT
Vehicle Onsite Preview
Premier and Expert members of SCA can inspect vehicles in person at an IAA auction location the day before a sale from 10am to 2pm local time. Please contact the branch at +1 (888)-364-7184 ahead of time to verify the preview schedule.
Days to Pay
After winning a vehicle, you have two business days, including the day of the sale, to make payment. The payment must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the day after the sale. Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in a non-refundable late fee of $50 or 2% of the vehicle sale price, whichever is greater.
Vehicle Pick Up
To arrange domestic or international shipping, please call us at +1 (888)-364-7184 or email [email protected]
Pick up your vehicle within 2-5 business days from the day of sale. Failure to do so will result in a daily storage fee of $50 being added to your invoice. Please note that the pickup time may vary by auction yard location.
Is SCA Auction open to the public or do I need a dealer’s license to join?
You do not need a dealer's license to bid on cars at SCA auctions, our auctions are open to the general public. Get access to over 300,000 in-demand clean and salvage title cars for sale at dealer rates. You get to buy cars at wholesale prices that auto dealers buy their inventory for. Register for free, skip the middleman and place bids on cars today!
Can I see cars in person before an SCA live auction starts?
As a preferred IAA broker, we want to deliver you the best all-in-one brokerage services possible. Virtual car auctions are exciting and we want you to feel confident in your online purchase. Whether the car is lightly damaged or more, SCA Premier & Expert members can inspect vehicles in-person before purchasing, at an IAA auction location the day before a sale, from 10am to 2pm local time. Please contact the location branch beforehand to verify the preview schedule. Learn more on how to preview a vehicle.
At Salvage Car Auctions, we offer our members the best auction experience with three convenient ways to bid & buy salvage, clean and repairable cars for sale.
Buy It Now
Bypass pre-bidding and live digital auctions on certain vehicles by instantaneously purchasing cars online with our "Buy It Now" option. Although you may still bid on vehicles with the "Buy It Now" option if you'd like, you can also purchase them immediately at a pre-set price. View all "Buy It Now" cars for sale available right now.
Preliminary bidding, also known as a pre-bid, is a convenient type of bidding option which allows you to place an incremental value bid up to 1 hour before the live auto auction starts. Your pre-bid will be presented during the live auction and could be the winning bid if no other bidder submits a higher bid either during the live auction or during the pre-bidding phase.
Live bidding is a type of internet bidding that allows you to place virtual bids on cars in real time. Enjoy the excitement of fast-paced online live auto auctions from anywhere, anytime. Participating in live car sales is easy; you compete against other bidders by placing incremental bids to become the high bidder and win the sale of the vehicle. Find cars & bids live today!
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Explore our extensive selection of vehicles and filter by make, model, year, and more. Find the car of your dreams at a price you'll love!
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Bid online with confidence! Choose from live bidding, pre-bidding, or "Buy It Now" options to get the car you want. Our online-only auction platform lets you bid from anywhere with ease.
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SCA Auto Auctions: The Smart Way to Buy Your Next Car
At SCA Auctions, we're changing the game of car buying. Our 100% online car auction marketplace specializes in the resale of wholesale, wrecked, lightly damaged, clean, repairable, and salvage title vehicles, and is open to the public - so you can access dealer-only auctions without needing a dealer's license. With over 300,000 IAA vehicles available to bid on, you'll get the same wholesale prices as auto dealers and cut out the middleman. Our platform lets you find the best deals on cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, trailers, and more - all from the comfort of your own home. Experience the future of car buying with SCA Auctions. Let us handle your cars & bids!
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