***Policy change effective 4/25/2016: UVA has always strived to offer vehicles that are frontline ready and will get through your shop quickly, allowing you the maximum time to sell your vehicle with little reconditioning. With all the recalls we are currently facing in our industry, we have decided not to offer vehicles in our UVA sales that have been categorized by the manufacturers as “stop sales.” Vehicles with “open recalls” will be offered for sale on a “buyer beware” basis even if there is no remedy available by the manufacturers. This will make the process of doing business with UVA safer and allow buyers to bid with confidence.
United Vehicle Auctions (UVA) will issue a Sales Disposition for each vehicle sold and copies will be emailed to both buyer and seller. UVA is available to arrange transportation if requested.
All vehicles offered for sale are presented as frontline-ready unless otherwise disclosed. Normal wear and tear is expected. Minor paintwork is acceptable if done to industry standards.
The UVA definition of “frontline-ready” includes:
- Smogged (if applicable) and safetied
- No excessive body or paint work
- 4mm or better on brakes and 4/32″ or better on tires
- Clean CARFAX and AutoCheck
- Clean and clear title
- Vehicles offered as “CERTIFIED” must meet OEM standards
Anything that affects the retail sellability of that vehicle needs to be disclosed.
Ineligible vehicles for our sale(s) include:
- Salvage title
- Frame Damage
- Manufacturer buybacks (Lemon Law)
- Mechanical problems
- DMV-restricted vehicles
- TMU (True Mileage Unknown)
- Gray-market vehicles
- Any safety-related items
Fees will be assessed as follows:
- Dealer Buy Fee – $275
- Dealer Sale Fee – $275
- Out of Stock/Retail Fee – $275
- Consignment Fee – $0
- No Sale Fee – $0
- Rerun Fee – $0
Buyers are responsible for arranging transportation. UVA will assist the Buyer with transportation upon request. If UVA is requested to assist, a separate transportation fee will be charged based on distance.
For any car sold through UVA that is subsequently not available for pickup (ie retailed or out of stock), the Seller will be charged a $275 Sale Fee. That fee will then be remitted to the Buyer who otherwise would have received the car.
Buyer has three business days after delivery to inspect and accept the vehicle or request arbitration. If UVA is not notified within the specified time-period, it will be assumed the vehicle has been accepted and payment must be made to UVA.
On accepted vehicles, Seller will send clear title and smog certificate (if applicable) and buyer will send payment to the facilitating auction location. The facilitating auction address can be found at the bottom left of the Sales Disposition.
If a vehicle is entered into arbitration:
- An adjustment may be made to the final sales price.
- If needed, the vehicle will be inspected by an employee or authorized representative of UVA.
- The sale may be rescinded and the Seller will be responsible for all transportation costs.
There is a $350 mechanical arbitration deductible (first $350 of any mechanical repairs are paid by the buyer). Any miss-books are only adjusted by the actual book amount.
The maximum amounts awarded for any arbitration claims are:
- $300 Paint work (per panel)
- $250 Brakes/Rotors (per axle)
- $150 Tires (each)
- $150 Bumpers (each)
- $150 Windshield
- $0 Inspection/Certification fees
- $0 Maintenance items (oil/fluid change, filters, wiper blades, belts, hoses)
UVA will notify Buyer and Seller of the final outcome by email and (if an adjustment has been made) a new Sales Disposition will be sent.
Arbitration will not last longer than 48 house unless agreed upon by both parties. By participating in a UVA event, either as a Buyer or Seller, all parties agree that UVA is the final Arbiter and its decisions shall be considered final and binding.