How to buy at auction

If you’ve never been to an auction before, be prepared for a whole new experience. Forget that painful process of poring over ads, leaving messages and trekking miles to see unsuitable vehicles. Buying at a BCA auction is fast, easy, convenient … and rewarding.

Best of all, we’ll guide you through the process, so you’ve got all the support you need to make the right decision.

Register with BCA

Before you can search for vehicles you will need to register:

Trade Buyer registration

Register to use BCA Search, apply for a BCA Trade Buyer Account or apply to buy online with BCA Live Online.

Trade Buyer registration

General Public Registration

Register to use BCA Search and find out how to buy cars, vans, motorbikes and more at auction.

General Public Registration

BCA charges a fee for purchasing a vehicle this is referred to as the Buyers Fees.  View the Standard Buyers Fees.

View the Standard Buyer Charges (excluding Buyers Fees).

The MyBCA card programme provides the opportunity to earn discounted Buyers Fees.  Find out more.

We're here to help

Our customer service team deals with dozens of new buyers every day, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

Call us on 0344 875 3480 or email