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Frequently Asked Questions


What types of cars do you sell?

Capital City Auto Auction primarily sells vehicle previously donated to one of many charitable organizations we represent. Cars, trucks, RV’s, motorcycles, and boats are among the items we sell.

When do you have auctions?

Presently, we have internet sales on Tuesday every other week beginning at 10:00 AM. You can bid in our real-time internet auctions from your home, office, or mobile device. Register today!

When can I view the cars?

You can view cars in person on the Monday before each auction. If preview day falls on a holiday, preview is open on the Friday prior to each auction.

Can I see a list of cars for your real-time Internet Sale?

You can view a sales list of upcoming vehicles by clicking the link on our website! You can not only see a list, but pictures and descriptions are available here. Register today!

What do I need to buy a car at your real-time Internet Sale?

You will need a valid U.S. issued driver license, a valid credit card, and you must be over 18.

What is an IF SALE?

An IF SALE means that the vehicle did not meet a pre-set reserve and did not sell during the auction.Three things may happen with an IF SALE:

1. Upon review, the vehicle may be sold to the highest bidder for the IF SALE amount, or
2. The highest bidder may take it upon themselves to “Bid Higher” by logging into their account and reviewing “Vehicles I Purchased” and reviewing any IF SALE vehicles, or
3. The highest bidder may receive an email giving them the opportunity to make a higher offer on the vehicle

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept cash up to $500.00, U.S. Certified Bank Check, Money orders, approved Company Checks, and Visa/Mastercard upon approval.

If I buy a car how long do I have to pay?

You must leave a deposit at the time of winning the bid. The car must be paid for in full and picked up within 2 business days.

How much of a deposit must I leave when I win the bid?

For public buyers, the required deposit amount is $300 and is charged automatically to the credit card used when registering. Licensed Dealers and Dismantlers are NOT required to leave a deposit but have the same time-frame to pick-up their purchase upon winning a bid.

How much does it cost to participate in one of your auctions?

Bidder registration is always free! Your credit card is only charged a deposit when you are the successful bidder on a vehicle and that amount is deducted from your vehicle total when final payment is made.

Do I have to pre-register for your real-time internet auction?

If you plan on bidding, you must pre-register via our website.

What is the starting price for cars that you sell?

Bids may start as low as $100. Most cars sell to the highest bidder although we do have a selection of vehicles that require a minimum bid.

What is your address for Vehicle Preview?

We are located at 3806 Recycle Rd. #1 Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. You may also reach us at 916-399-4422 or info@capitalcityautoauction.com.