FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What types of cars do you sell?
Capital City Auto Auction primarily sells vehicles donated to one of many charitable organizations we represent, along with various dealer consignments. Cars, trucks, RV's, motorcycles, and boats are among the items we sell.
When do you have auctions?
We have internet sales on Thursdays every week beginning at 10:00 AM. You can bid in our real-time internet auctions from your home, office, or mobile device. Register today!
Can I view auction vehicles in person?
We do not offer an open vehicle preview day. If the information provided on our website does not give you sufficient information, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or schedule an appointment to inspect a vehicle by calling our office or clicking on this link to schedule an appointment to preview
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, vehicle details, and current bid status.
What do I need to buy a car at your real-time Internet Sale?
To register, you must 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 allowing them 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 two 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 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 against their Occupational License Bond if they fail to follow through with their purchases.
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 successful 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 have a selection of vehicles requiring a minimum bid.
What is your physical address?
We are located at 3796 Recycle Rd. Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. You may also reach us at 916-399-4422 or [email protected].
Why are many vehicles merely listed as "Starts" vs. "Runs and Drives?"
To encourage our bidders to review all of the listing information, most vehicles are merely listed as "Starts." There may be no issues with the vehicle, but as outlined in our terms and conditions, we recommend that all purchased vehicles are towed from our facility and not driven until the purchaser's mechanic thoroughly inspects the vehicle.