There are many methods through which you can acquire a vehicle, the first one being purchasing. But there are others such as a government auction, salvage auctions and repossessed auctions. All these are sources of vehicles on an “as is” basis. This simply means that should you acquire a vehicle though either repossessed auctions, salvage auctions or a government auction you do not get to blame anybody once you in the end find out that it is a faulty one. You do not even have the legal backing to claim that you were awarded a faulty vehicle.
A government car auction is the type which is held by various government departments in a bid to liquidate those vehicles which are no longer in use or those which are not needed. The vehicles can be drawn from different government sources, and this type of auction is in no way different from both the salvage auctions and repossessed auctions in the sense that all are open to dealers and the public. But the repossessed auctions and salvage auctions are the ones which give the public a wide range of vehicles from which to choose.
In other words, industrial vehicle models are not easily found in a government car auction, though they are quite common in other types of car auction. Private contractors find a government auction as opposed to repossessed car auctions being their favorite hunting grounds. Salvage car auctions are also not the best hunting grounds for such people owing to the fact that vehicles such as garbage vehicles and even dump trucks are not easily available. It is important to however note that those auctions conducted by federal or state governments can also be conducted online. The traditional way of doing it is preferred by most governments.