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California Car Auctions – Used Cars Sold to the Public

Auto auctions in California are a great way to buy a used truck or car and save a lot of money in the process. These cars are from local banks and car dealers around California – as well as a few from local sellers. Occasionally, we see vehicles from government surplus fleet sales and also impound police auctions.

These are not flood damaged or salvage vehicles. Many of the auction cars have clean titles and are a good value if you can find the one that suits your needs. Be sure to contact the auction before visiting to preview vehicles to make sure that they allow public buyers during those hours.

We advise all of our customers to perform due diligence when buying a used car at car auctions open to public buyers. Look over all the photos if buying online and inspect as much as you can if you are there in person.

We also suggest you use the internet to search for the vehicle’s history and to learn about any issues it may have with its title or if was previously a rental, wrecked, or other important things to consider.

Locations listed as “Dealers-Only” require a dealers auction license to attend and bid on auction vehicles. These are auction sites car dealers use for their own inventory.

You can also check out online wholesale used car auctions — many of which are open to the public for online bidding. You can buy an auction car from another state and use auto transport brokers California to ship it to you.

Wholesale Auto Auctions in Cali

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Orland Public Auto Auction
3825 County Road 99W, Orland, CA ‎
(530) 865-3900 ‎ · orlandpublicautoauction.com


Express Auto Auction
8407 Airway Rd, San Diego, CA ‎
(619) 661-1918 ‎ · expressautoauction.net
Auctions are on Wednesdays


South Bay Auto Auction (Dealers Only)
13210 Normandie Ave, Gardena, CA ‎
(310) 719-2000 ‎ · southbayautoauction.com


Contra Costa County Public Auto Auction
2691 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 432-8900 · cccpaa.com
Auctions are on Saturdays


Johnny Cash Auto Auction
1704 Cactus Road
San Diego, California 92154
(619) 883-4600 · johnnycashautoauction.com
Auctions are on Thursdays


905 Auto Auction
8205 Saint Andrews Ave
San Diego 92154
(619) 710-0905 · 905autoauction.com


Socal Auto Auctions
1304 South Mildred Ave
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 930-1887 · https://www.socalautoauctions.com/
Auctions are on Saturdays and Sundays


Otay Auto Auction
8955 Siempre Viva Rd
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 661-0808 · otayautoauctions.com
Auctions are every Saturday


Brownfield Auto Auction
San Diego:
940 Dennery Rd #102
San Diego, Ca 92154

Oakland:
768 46th Ave
Oakland, Ca 94601

Stockton:
3990 N Wilson Way
Stockton, Ca 95205
(619) 374-1221
brownfieldautoauction.com


Desert View Auctions – Sacramento
8687 Weyand Ave
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916)387-8458


Desert View Auctions – Rancho Cucamonga, California
12167 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(909)294-2264


Desert View Auctions – Hayward, California
2348 Industrial Parkway West
Hayward, CA 94545
(510)690-8490


Desert View Auctions – Santa Paula, California
918 Mission rock Rd B-1
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805)525-4517


California Auto Auctions
6540 University Avenue
San Diego, California 92115

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Bid on Auction Cars in California at Dealer Auto Auctions and Car Auctions Open to the Public

Most of these car auctions are open to the public with auctions in San Diego, Los Angeles area, Oakland, and more around the state of California. However, be sure to contact the auction first to verify when they allow people to view their inventories.

We notice that auction cars arrive frequently at auctions so be sure to check back to view the newest arrivals. Be sure to reader our seller’s guide if you are interested in selling your car or truck at a car auction in Cali.

You may also view foreclosure auctions in California at Housing Auctions USA.