Guide to Buying

HOW TO BUY AT AUCTION - Passenger & Commercial Vehicles

At Manheim we have a large variety of cars to choose from and different ways you can buy them. Passenger & Commercial Vehicles are offered in weekly auctions and are also available for immediate purchase through BuyNow.

New auction catalogues are available each week to view online and you can inspect vehicles in person at Manheim, check our locations page for days and times.


Whether you’ve bought at auction before or not, it needn’t be daunting. The process is just 5 easy steps:

1. Register

Each time you participate and bid for a vehicle you must complete a ‘Buyer Registration Form’ available in the foyer and online here. You will need photo identification to register and receive your ‘Buyer Number’.

2. Bid

Raise your ‘Buyer Number’ or hand to gain the attention of the Auctioneer.

3. Deposit

If you are successful, you need to pay a deposit.

4. Pay

Finalise the balance of your invoice by the next business day after the auction.

5. Collect

Once you have finalised payment you can collect your vehicle. Vehicles must be collected no later than 4pm the day after sale.



For more tips and information download the brochure at the top of this page.