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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the frequently asked questions that we have had from our valued clients. If you do not see your question please feel free to call us at 909 930 1887

Question: Where and when are the Public Auctions Held?
Answer:  We will hold Auctions every Saturday. Gates open at 9 am and the bidding starts at 11 am. We are located at 1304 Mildred Street Ontario Ca 91761.  We are off of  Grove and Mission, just a few miles from 60 and 10.

QUESTION: What are the advantages of buying a vehicle from Socal Auto Auction.
Answer:  To enter a wholesale auto auctions in Southern California  you have to have an Auto Dealers License.  At Socal Auto Auctions we welcome the Public so you are basically getting wholesale dealer prices without a dealers license.  Because we do not have the standard extensive overhead associated with maintaining and operating a commercial used vehicle lot, we are able to give you the prices at wholesale rates.

QUESTION: Where do the auction vehicles come from?
The vehicles available at the auctions come from  Donations, Government Seized Vehicles, Bank Repos, Consignments, Impounds, Dealer Trade-ins, Dealer owned vehicles as well as Company owned fleet vehicles.

QUESTION: Who is eligible to purchase a car at the auction?
A: Any member of the public that is at least 18 years of age.

QUESTION: Are there warranties available?
A: No. All vehicles are sold on a AS-IS basis. There are NO GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES.

QUESTION: How long does the live auction usually last?
A: It takes about 1-3 minutes per vehicle to auction. The bidding lasts for approximately 3 – 4 hours.

QUESTION:  When can I come to inspect the vehicles that will be available for auction?
Answer: Because we get a large volume of our vehicles for the upcoming auctions the day before, we recommend your arriving early at 9 am when the gates open so you have enough time to inspect our vehicles that will be up for auction at 11 am.

QUESTION: How long do I have to pay the balance of my purchase?
Answer: You have until 5 PM the following Monday to pay your balance or you will forfeit your deposit.

QUESTION: Do you finance Auction purchases?
Answer: No. All Auctioned vehicles must be paid in Cash/Debit/Credit Card. 

QUESTION: How do I register my vehicle?
Answer:  The winning bidder will be given all necessary paper work, including DMV registration and transfer forms. ALL DMV FEES/EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT, FEES AND TESTING AS WELL AS ALL RELATED REPAIRS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.

QUESTION: How can I pay for my vehicle?
Answer: A $500 Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable cash deposit is required when you are awarded the bid. You must pay for items awarded to you in full by the next business day 5 pm or for Saturday Auctions the following Monday at 5 pm.  If you do not, you will forfeit the full amount of the deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS.

QUESTION: If I purchased a vehicle that has a bad transmission/motor, can I get a refund?
A: NO. ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD “AS-IS, WHERE-IS.” Unfortunately some vehicles do require minor to major work. You assume the risk when purchasing these vehicles. If you are not in a position to take these chances, please do not bid on any vehicle.  Repairs are your responsibility and we recommend going to an auto dealership that offers guarantees and/or warranties.

QUESTION: How do I register to attend the auction?

Answer: Registration is conducted upon arrival on auction days.

QUESTION: What do I need to bring with me to enter and register?

Answwr: Entry and registration is free, we are open to the public, please bring a valid photo ID to register.

QUESTION: I am a dealer, what do I need to bring with me?

Answer: All dealers must have a copy of their dealers permit, a copy of their bond, and a copy of their sellers permit.