Car Trade In

Auction Direct USA Offers the Best Value for Your Car Trade In

At Auction Direct USA, our goal is to make the purchase of your next Certified Pre Owned vehicle as easy as possible – and the same holds true when you’re trading in a used vehicle to make your next purchase.

Not only does a car trade in generate value towards the cost of your next vehicle, remember that it also reduces the amount of time you have to invest in selling it yourself.

If you’re considering a car trade in now, your timing is just right.  According to AAA Auto Club, used vehicle sales are gaining in popularity among the car-buying public.

It’s well known that the single most expensive cost of owning a vehicle is depreciation.  AAA estimates a car loses between 15 and 20 percent of its value each year and, depending on the make and model, could depreciate by as much as half of its original value in just three years. That’s important information to know if you plan to trade in your current vehicle.

That said, you can be confident that when you trade with Auction Direct USA you’ll find the experience as hassle-free as possible when you purchase from us.  We’re in the business of buying and selling certified pre owned vehicles, so you can be assured you’ll receive a fair offer for your trade in based on what the going rate is in the automotive marketplace.

Once you find the vehicle you’re looking for on our lot, your salesperson will introduce you to one of our appraisal professionals who will look over your trade-in, research the vehicle history and provide you our offer based on its true value in the market.

Trade in Car Warranty

We also take into account if your car trade-in has a warranty or extended warranty that’s transferable or has undergone recent major maintenance that has added value to the trade – and all this will be done thoroughly and as quickly as possible so we’re sure we’ve reached the best and fairest offer possible for you.

Just like on our sales side, where none of our employees work on commission, our appraisal employees are salaried, as well.  That results in an easy going, relaxed experience when it comes to trading and buying your next Certified Pre Owned Vehicle.

If you’re not sure you’re ready to trade in just yet, but you’re curious about the current value of your used car, visit our website at and click on “Sell Your Vehicle” and the city where you live and you can get a base estimate of your vehicle’s value.

So if you’re tired of the intense negotiations you’ve had before at the traditional car dealership, give Auction Direct USA the chance to earn your business.  Whether you have a car trade in or not, ask about our Certified Pre Owned Vehicles.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy the buying experience that waiting for you at our showroom.

Buying Used Vehicles

Pendulum Swings Toward Buying Used Vehicles in 2015

The trend is shifting more toward buying used vehicles. In fact,  the nation’s ‘consumer warrior’ Clark Howard recently pronounced that “buying used vehicles are a real deal again” – this after a three-year period when good used cars available at a good value were hard to find due to a limited supply.

Thanks in part to leasing, which was heavily promoted by new car dealers over the last few years, you’ll now be seeing many of those leased vehicles arriving on the market.  With this increased availability of used vehicles, you’ll also see more of them competitively priced.  According to the Residual Value Insurance Group (RVI), used car prices are expected to drop five percent over the next two years – with the supply of used vehicles increasing steadily through 2019.

Today, when it comes to getting the best value when buying used vehicles, there’s no better place to be shopping than at Auction Direct USA. From trucks to luxury models, whether you’re looking for foreign and domestic, we’re proud to provide the widest selection of styles, colors and accessories you’re looking for in your used vehicle – and at a price that’ll be hard to beat.

If it’s been a while since you haven’t bought a used vehicle, and you’re used to a traditional car dealership, you’ll be in for a treat when you arrive at your Auction Direct Showroom.

We know you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the ‘no-hassle buying experience’ we’ve created at Auction Direct. None of our salespeople are on commission, so you won’t encounter the dreaded and drawn-out negotiations you’ve come to expect from a traditional car dealer.  Instead, you’ll find that our salespeople are only interested in helping you find you the kind of car you want at a fair price.  You’ll find the same easy experience if you have a trade in, or you need any service work down the road.

Along with the cars and trucks on display in Jacksonville FL, Raleigh NC, and Rochester NY, you’ll also have access to all the used vehicles Auction Direct has in its inventory throughout the country.  If you can’t find it here, chances are we can locate it for you – and at a competitive price.

With the supply of used cars growing nationwide, our buyers are busy finding the best-of-the-best to bring to our customers.  And each used vehicle on our lot undergoes a rigorous 82-point inspection, so you can buy with confidence. It’s a great time to be in the market for a used car.

It’s a great time to experience how easy and affordable buying used vehicles can be when you visit us at Auction Direct USA.

Used Car Buying Tips for Grads

Top Five New Grad Used Car Buying Tips!

Whether your child is graduating from high school or from college, used car buying tips can be helpful when choosing just the right pre owned car for your new grad!

First, and most important, is get some input from your grad-to-be.  Just like buying a pet for a significant other, it’s good to know if you’re buying for a cat-lover or a cat-hater before you bring it home with a bow!

If you want it to be a surprise, there are ways to get the info you need: point out cars the next time you’re on a drive with comments like “that Honda looks pretty good…what do you think?” or “if you were going to buy another car, what would it be?”

Second, once you’ve narrowed your choices, start ranking them in terms of safety – focusing on those that have high crash rating and safety marks from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Third, check out Consumer Reports, Edmunds and other reviews for information about the used car’s reliability.  This is definitely something worth checking, especially for college-bound graduates who are moving away from home.

Fourth, look for a fuel-efficient vehicle.  Even though gas prices have fallen over the last year, one hiccup in the Middle East can change that overnight. Bear in mind that four-cylinder engines typically (but not always) offer the best fuel economy.

Fifth, check insurance rates on the models you’re considering.  Whether you’re picking up the insurance tab or they are, it’s good to know before you buy.

At Auction Direct USA, we have a great selection of pre owned vehicles – and all go through an 85-point safety check before they ever reach our lot.  We’re excited for your graduate – and hope you’ll trust Auction Direct USA with the used car purchase for your new grad!