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Top Car and Vehicle Auction Terms Explained

This article is a piece of an arrangement managing the rudiments of UK auto and vehicle barters. A portion of the terms utilized may apply to different nations yet particular vehicle prerequisites are UK based.


• Auction – The procedure by which things are sold to the most astounding bidder inside an aggressive domain

• Auctioneer – The individual in charge of controlling the bartering


• Bid – A measure of cash offered by a bidder for a specific part

• Bidder – A man or organization contending to buy a specific part

• Bidding Number – An extraordinary number relegated to a bidder amid a few sorts of sale

• Buyers Fee – A measure of cash added to the Hammer Price of a specific part or buy – once in a while called Commission


• Cashier – An individual from Auction staff in charge of taking installment from purchasers and discharging Vehicle Documents and Pass Outs

• Catalog – A rundown of the things available to be purchased in any one closeout

• Closed Auction – A deal accessible for welcomed purchasers

• Commercial Vehicles – Any thing at sale that is fundamentally utilized for a business nature.

Can incorporate vans, trucks, tractors and plant things

• Commission – See Buyers Fee

• Company Fleet – A gathering of vehicles utilized for the requirements of a business or association and generally rented from a renting organization

• Contract Hire – A type of long haul renting understanding offered by Leasing Companies

• Cover Note – A testament of engine protection offered by insurance agencies as a brief measure until full confirmation arrives


• Date of First Registration – The time at which a vehicle was alloted is Registration Number

• Dealer Group – A chain of auto dealerships working either under a producer establishment or freely and offering at least one make of vehicle from at least one geographic area. A kind of purchaser and merchant at auto barters

• Dealership – A solitary area inside a Dealer Group. An autonomous auto merchant

• Deposit – The measure of cash that must be paid keeping in mind the end goal to offer in any given sale, or to secure an offer on any given vehicle

• Drive Away Insurance – Cover offered by insurance agencies to permit a purchaser to drive a vehicle after buy. In some cases offered free through closeouts

• Dutch Auction – A variation of the English Auction framework where the Auctioneer starts with a high asking value which is then brought down until a bidder acknowledges

• DVLA – The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, an Executive Office of the Department for Transport (DfT)


• English Auction – The most generally utilized and unmistakable arrangement of selling whereby the offer of a thing is controlled by an expansion in the estimation of offers until a last offer and bidder remain

• Entry Details – Information appeared on the Windscreen Entry Form depicting the vehicle, for example, the present Odometer perusing, Service History, MOT and Road Tax status and other data important to Buyers

• Entry Fee – The cost to enter your vehicle into any given closeout


• Fee – Any charge added to the cost of offering or purchasing a vehicle at sale

• Finance House – An organization that leases vehicles to organizations, associations or to private people. A sort of dealer at auto barters

• Fleet Vehicles – An auto or van which has already been rented by an organization or association

• Former Keepers – The quantity of people, associations or organizations which have already kept any given vehicle


• Gavel – The official name for a salespeople pound


• Hall – The region in which the sale happens. There can be at least one corridors arranged inside a sale site

• Hammer Price – The incentive at which a thing or parcel is sold. This esteem is set once the barker announces the thing as sold and cuts down the hammer


• Inspection Report – A record made by a specialist or sale representative highlighting any harm or issues with a vehicle



• Key Room – The workplace inside a bartering site where vehicle keys will be kept and discharged to an endless supply of a Pass Out


• Leasing Company – An association which leases vehicles to business or associations to shape their armada. A kind of dealer at auto barters

• Log Book – A regular name utilized for a vehicles Vehicle Registration Document or V5c

• Lot – Any thing available to be purchased inside any given sale

• Lot Number – The remarkable number relegated to any thing available to be purchased in any given sale


• Main Agent – The approved merchant and administration focal point of a specific sort, or sorts, of vehicle inside a given topographical territory. May likewise be utilized as a part of reference to a vehicle’s Service History which may incorporate their stamp

• Manufacturer – The producer of a sort of vehicle. A sort of merchant at auto barters

• Margin – The contrast amongst expenses and cost to get a thing and the aggregate ensuing deal esteem

• Mileage – The present miles went by a specific vehicle as appeared on the vehicle’s Odometer

• MOT – A testament affirming that at the season of the last test, a vehicle met the base statutory wellbeing and natural models


• Non-runner – Used to portray a vehicle when the motor won’t begin


• Odometer – A gadget which records the present miles went by a vehicle and afterward shows this record

• Open Auction – A deal where anyone is allowed to go to and offer


• Part X – Vehicles offered at closeout that have been exchanged to a Dealership as a byproduct of another vehicle

• Pass Out – A shape given to the purchaser of a vehicle showing that the deal is finished and permitting the purchaser to expel the vehicle from the bartering site

• Plant – A term used to depict any things which don’t fit into the general deal classifications. Can principally be utilized to depict rural apparatus, mechanical things or non street vehicles

• Plate – Term used to allude to a vehicles enlistment number

• Private Buyer – The term used to portray an individual from the general population not related, or offering for, business pick up

• Provisional Bid – The framework whereby the sale will contact the merchant and offer them the most noteworthy offer accomplished amid a bartering if this offer has not met the set hold cost



• Registration Number – The one of a kind code relegated to a vehicle by the DVLA and used to distinguish it

• Remarketing – The industry term used to depict the offer of utilized vehicles at sale

• Reserve – The base deal esteem set by the merchant on any one parcel

• Road assess – The statutory sum payable on all vehicles so as to drive them on UK streets.

• Rostrum – The stage or platform where the salesperson stands and from where the closeout is controlled

• Rostrum Clerk – An Assistant to the Auctioneer who goes about as a Customer Liaison amid the bartering


• Sale – The time amid which the Auction happens

• Service History – Details of a vehicles support and past. Will incorporate points of interest of when, and at what mileage, administrations have been done on a vehicle. Stamps may incorporate those from Local Garages or Main Agents

• Sold as Seen – The procedure by which vehicles are offered as well as sold without certification


• Tax Disk – Certificate joined to within a vehicles windscreen affirming that it has current Road Tax

• Trade – Buyers or venders at sale whom work inside the Automotive Industry


• Unsold-A vehicle that has been entered at closeout and has not been purchased either because of absence of enthusiasm from Buyers, the last offer not achieving the Reserve or the Seller dismissing a Provisional Bid


• V5C – Also known as a log book. Demonstrates the present enrolled manager of the vehicle and is utilized to educate the DVLA of any adjustment in proprietorship

• VAT Marginal – Applicable to Trade purchasers will’s identity required to pay VAT on their Margin when they offer the vehicle on

• VAT Qualifying – Applicable to Trade purchasers. VAT is payable on the Hammer Price of a vehicle

• Vehicle Documents – The aggregate term used to portray all legitimate and extra reports identifying with a vehicle

• Vehicle Logistics – The procedure and arrangement of orchestrating vehicles for accumulation and conveyance to and from closeout locales

• Vendor – An organization, association or individual offering their vehicle(s) at sale


• Warranted Mileage – Used to portray when a vehicle’s merchant has affirmed that the present Odometer perusing is right and exact

• Windscreen Entry Form – An archive connected to within a vehicle demonstrating the vehicle’s Entry Details