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 Thursday every week beginning at 10:00 AM (9:00 AM for the monthly Specialty Vehicle Auction). You can bid in our real-time internet auctions from your home, office, or mobile device. Register today!

When can I view the cars?

We offer in-person previews on Wednesday's before each auction between 8:30 and 4:30.  

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

You can view a list of upcoming vehicles by viewing the Auctions section on our website aling with vehicle details and current bid status.

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

To register, you will need to upload a valid government issued ID (i.e. driver's license or passport), a copy of your dealer or dismantler license, a copy of your state-issued resale permit, and a completed, signed resale certification. 

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, bank wires, and Visa/Mastercard (3% processing fee applies)

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

All purchases must be paid for in full and picked up within 2 business days after the auction.  For example, if the auction is on Thursday, you must have the vehicle paid for and removed from CCAA by the end of business on the following Monday.

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

Licensed Dealers and Dismantlers are NOT required to leave a deposit but may have a claim placed aginst their Occupational License Bond if they fail to follow through with their purchses.  

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

Bidder registration is always free! You only pay for purchases when you are the succesful high bidder on a vehicle.

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 $25. 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 appointments and vehicle pickups?

We are located at 3796 Recycle Rd. Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. You may also reach us at 916-399-4422 or

What is your "Make It Right" guarantee?

If we have failed to disclose any major mechanical problems that are not visible upon preview inspection, we will Make it Right!  Either with a full refund or and adjustment to the price of the vehicle!  No secrets.  No suprises. No hidden major mechanical damage. You can read the details of CCAA's Make it Right Guarantee HERE.

What does it mean when a vehicle is listed as "Runs and Drives?"

Auction vehicles listed as “Runs and Drives” means the vehicle was able to be started with or without a jump box and move forward and in reverse a minimum of 10 ft.  This does NOT ensure there are no drivability issues when driven further than this distance as vehicles are not test driven on roadways.