If you’ve never attended an auction it is a good idea to go to one to witness what happens before you think about buying. This will give you an idea of how auctions work and an understanding of the terms used and the conditions of sale. The law permits auction houses to change the usual conditions of sale (and they usually do) by removing the buyer’s rights as outlined in the Sale of Goods Act.
Although auctions can be far cheaper than used car dealers, a dealer can give you peace of mind with the opportunity for test driving the vehicle before buying and maintenance warranties. It may be worth spending a bit extra to know that if anything goes wrong, you can take it back to be repaired. Unfortunately, this won’t happen when buying from an auction.