Buying a Car

Buy with confidence

At Central Car Auctions, we make buying cars easy. Whether you want to buy online or in person, we host four live auctions every week from 10am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Why choose us?

With 1000s of high-quality vehicles available every week, we work with franchised and independent dealers to bring you the best choice of stock. Plus, vehicles are graded using the industry-recognised NAMA (National Association of Motor Auctions) standards and are checked prior to auction using the National Mileage Register, HPI and Motorcheck.

In addition, after stock is valeted, it goes through our state-of-the-art photobooth which takes 21 images in 7 seconds from various angles of the vehicle, meaning you’ll have professional stock images ready to publish as soon as you purchase any vehicle.

Buyers can bid online from anywhere in the UK using our LiveBid platform or by visiting our 13-acre physical auction site located in Glasgow. Then, using our UK-wide transportation service, we can deliver your vehicles straight to you.

Sign up

Buying with us is easy. Simply sign up for a trade account and – once our team has processed your application – start bidding!



Mileage warranties are described by the auctioneers at the time of sale and will be displayed on the vehicle's windscreen sticker.

Buyers’ fees

We are committed to offering you great choice and even greater value, which means we provide highly competitive auction fees on every vehicle. The fees, which are payable in addition to the sale price (subject to VAT), are outlined below.

Sale Price Trade Buyer Fee
£0 — £199 £95
£200 — £499 £125
£500 — £749 £135
£750 — £999 £165
£1,000 — £1,999 £210
£2,000 — £2,499 £225
£2,500 — £2,999 £230
£3,000 — £3,999 £240
£4,000 — £4,999 £245
£5,000 — £5,999 £260
£6,000 — £6,999 £270
£7,000 — £7,999 £275
£8,000 — £8,999 £280
£9,000 — £9,999 £285
£10,000 — £10,999 £320
£11,000 and above Ask staff for details


We accept payment via CHAPS transfer. If you need more information, please ask the team for details. 

Want to know more?

We have a wide range of vehicles on offer – not just cars! Search our extensive range of great quality stock here.

Want more information? Get in touch, and our team will be happy to assist you. 

Rates quoted apply from 1st January 2023. Information is correct at time of publishing.