The following dealer services are available every week at Charleston Auto Auction. For more information, contact us at (843) 719-1900.

Post Sale Inspections

Charleston Auto Auction offers Post Sale Inspection services on the day of sale. This inspection is done for a nominal fee and aligns with all auction lighting systems and arbitration rules.

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If a potential issue is discovered during the inspection process by our technicians, the vehicle will be entered into arbitration for further evaluation by our trained Arbitration Specialists.

By taking the burden of test-driving vehicles off the dealer, you can stay in the sales lane and do what you do best — buy vehicles! Post Sale Inspections are good sale day only.

To buy with even more confidence, take advantage of our 7 Day Drive-Train (sale day to sale day) and a 14 Day Drive-Train. These are done for a fee and cover the drive-train (engine, transmission, differential, four-wheel drive). To qualify, the vehicle must have been run either “green light” or “yellow light” and have under 125,000 miles and no announced conditions. If a covered issue arises, Charleston Auto Auction reserves the right to repair the vehicle or repurchase the vehicle. Returned vehicles must not have accrued 300 or more miles from the time of inspection and are not transferable between buyers. Transportation not included. Units that are over 125,000 miles, have a “red light”, or with announced conditions do not qualify.

Vehicles are test driven five miles and is not a diagnostic evaluation.

Items checked:

  • Mileage / Odometer verification
  • ABS and brake function
  • Transmission functions properly and engages
  • Engine operation
  • Structure checked
  • Flood inspection
  • 4X4 system engagement
  • Electrical accessories checked for function (Green Light vehicles)
  • Emission control equipment present (Green Light vehicles)
  • SRS / Air Bag Light (Green Light vehicles)

Auction will not arbitrate for wearable items as defined by the NAAA, noises or inherent conditions. Any single mechanical or electrical defect that has a repair cost of $600 or more is subject to arbitration. Single defect less than $600 are deemed minor and not subject to arbitration. Auction will not arbitrate visible defects or announced conditions.

Should either a buyer or seller dispute the decision of the auction in the arbitration process, the auction will send the vehicle out for a 3rd party inspection. The losing party pays the dealership service fee and round-trip transportation. If you do not want to be bound by this and possibly charged a fee you as a seller must release the buyer from the sale, or as a buyer, you accept the auction decision as final and keep the vehicle with no further arbitration possible.

2 Day Limited Warranty, 7 Day Drive-Train and 14 Day Drive Train must be signed up for by 5pm day of sale; any unit not put through inspection is as-is after 5pm on day of sale.

*Sale Day Policy: Vehicles Driven Over 50 Miles After Purchase Are Not Eligible for PSI or Arbitration.

*For the 2 Day Limited Warranty you must notify the auction via email at by 5pm on Saturday.

For more information contact us at (843)719-1900.

Pre-Sale Inspections

This is an observational check of the following components:
Engine • Transmission • Frame/Unibody • 4X4 if so equipped

28 Day Float

At Charleston Auto Auction we provide our dealers with an advantage of having more buying power. Through our FLOAT Program, every dealer can buy more vehicles and in turn provide their customers with a larger inventory.


Simulcast is the true way to participate in a traditional auction via the internet. It allows you to attend a live auction event and compete for items against the live bidding audience on the traditional auction floor without ever having to leave your office, home, or hotel room.

Multi-List Online Selling

We can post your inventory to all of the major online wholesale platforms. Our team will monitor the progress of your units and get back to you when we have an offer or sell one of your vehicles. This is a hands off process for you as we will do all the work. We answer all offers or bids on your behalf and sold units are automatically removed to prevent double sales.

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How does this help you?

• Saves you time – No more endless hours listing units one by one

• Reduces your employee cost – Think of us as an unpaid employee (You only pay when you sell a unit)

• Saves you transportation cost – We can list the vehicles for wholesale while they are still on your lot for retail

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At Charleston Auto Auction, we go the extra mile to ensure that your vehicles are the most appealing to any prospective buyer. We feature complete and thorough detailing using the highest quality materials in the industry, producing a front line ready vehicle at a fair and reasonable price.

Light Mechanical

Whether it’s a simple problem starting the vehicle, or something that requires computer diagnostics work, the mechanic shop at Charleston Auto Auction can handle it. Our ASE certified auto technicians are extremely experienced and use state-of-the-art auto service equipment.


Need help getting your vehicles to the auction and back again? Let Charleston Auto Auction take away that cumbersome chore. We’re pleased to offer vehicle pick-up and delivery services to our dealer customers within our local region