Bel Air Auction Policies

General Policies

*10/16/2013 We are following our current guidelines – Not the newly adopted NAAA guidelines

This Policy Guide outlines the broad guidelines and policies for dealers conducting business at Bel Air Auto Auction. Dealers should read and understand our rules, polices and the manner in which we operate this dealer vehicle exchange before transacting business at this auction. Fairness must prevail in these business transactions between buyers and sellers, and dealers who register agree to abide by the policies and procedure of this auction.

All dealers must register with this Auction before buying and selling.

Bel Air Auto Auction is an Auction Access member. First time attending dealers must call ahead or visit our dealer registration counter to activate their Auction Access number with us.

The Auction reserves the right to accept or reject applicants. Use of our buyer's card is a privilege and is non-transferable. Bel Air Auto Auction may revoke the dealer's privileges when deemed necessary and the holder must return the card upon demand.

Dealer Registration files must be kept current. Changes in information such as ownership, authorized buyers, banks, bonding companies, etc. must be reported to the Auction in writing.

Dealers are responsible for their representatives. If a representative breaks any auction rules, the Principal will be held accountable.

Dealer and/or dealer’s representative using a card agrees to abide by all the policies of this Auction in which the dealer and/or representative may be involved.

Safety practices prohibit children on the Auction premises.

Dealers entering the Auction may be asked to show proper Auction Identification.

Auction reserves the right to limit the number of “Drivers” accompanying an attending dealer and drivers must show a valid driver's license.

Retail customers are not allowed during dealer only auction scheduled times (See Lane Schedule).

All transactions (buying or selling of vehicles) taking place anywhere at this Auction’s facility must be processed through the auction office. Any act or effort to circumvent this policy will be grounds for revoking the privileges of both the buyer and seller involved in the unauthorized transaction.

Buyers and sellers understand and recognize that this Auction acts solely as a Dealer Only vehicle exchange to facilitate the transaction between buyer and seller with title passing from seller to buyer. All transactions are strictly between the seller and buyer. The Auction is not involved in chain of title, although the Auction provides specific title warranties as stated in the terms stated on the Vehicle Agreement of Sale (Block Ticket), which both seller and buyer sign.

Auction makes no representations or guarantees as to the description, equipment, warranties, service policy, title status/accuracy, or odometer on any vehicle sold or offered for sale.

Auction in not a party to the contract of the sale. The sales contract is between the Seller and Buyer only. The Seller is required to give the Federal Odometer Mileage Statement in connection with any auction sale as required by the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act of 1972 or any other applicable laws. Auction is not responsible for the accuracy of odometer readings, odometer statements, or damage disclosure statements.

Any sale in which the Auctioneer does not state the selling price of the vehicle or “sell under the hammer” is considered a “Lot Sale”. All “Lot Sales” are conditional until the buyer signs the block ticket or appropriate document for the vehicle signifying they have inspected and accepted the vehicle. Until the appropriate document is signed, the sale in not binding to either party. Buyers are cautioned to inspect “Lot Sale” vehicles very carefully before purchasing because vehicles are sold “AS IS” with no arbitration.

All vehicles consigned must have a public Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate attached to the vehicle. Those vehicles having a reassigned VIN plate by the State in place of the original VIN plate must be announced or will be subject to sale cancellation or Buyer return. Auction reserves the right to refuse the sale of any vehicle in which the VIN plate appears to be altered in any way.

Auction reserves the right to review any audio/video documentation to verify the accuracy of a sale.

The Auction always attempts to administer and rule on matters involving transactions in an impartial and equitable manner. The Auction retains total discretion to make final judgments and to rule on all matters involving auction policies. Any effort to circumvent Auction policies or guidelines will not be tolerated. The Auction management will make all final decisions involving dealer disputes.

The Auction reserves the right to refuse the registration or consignment of any vehicle in which, in its discretion, it determines is unacceptable.

The Auction may adopt new policies as required from time-to-time, and changes will be posted.

This Member Auction adheres to the general philosophy, mission statements and the Code of Ethics of the National Auto Auction Association.