Auto Auction

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Volunteers of America Auto Auction & Retail Lot 

The Volunteers of America Auto Auction and Used Car Retail Lot give you the opportunity to own an inexpensive used car with the added bonus that your purchase directly benefits struggling families and individuals. Our used car auctions are one-day-only events that take place on select Saturdays, or you can visit our retail lot during business hours Monday-Saturday, or online 24/7. Shop our wide selection of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs to find your next vehicle! 

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How The Auction Works

Ready to score a great deal on a used car at the VOAMI Auto Auction? Read below to make sure you understand the process and requirements for purchasing a vehicle from the auction so you can be prepared when you arrive at the auction site, located at 618 East Walton, Pontiac, MI 48340. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Going Once

On sale day, attendees can preview the vehicles between 8:30 to 9:45. If there is a vehicle you are interested in, make sure to arrive early before the sale begins at 10:00 am.  Attendees must be a registered bidder.  To obtain a bidder number, attendee must be 18 years of age and show a valid drivers license or state ID.  No pets allowed - with the exemption of service dogs.

Going Twice

Once the sale starts at 10am, it’s time to make a bid – the minimum starting bid is only $400. If your bid wins, you’ll be required to pay a $200 non-refundable cash deposit to claim your vehicle ($500 for bids of $4000 or more), and will be expected to pay for the remainder of the vehicle immediately following the auction.


Once the auction concludes, it’s time to complete the purchase of your vehicle. To officially take ownership of your vehicle and be able to take it home, you MUST:

  • Have a valid Driver’s License or State I.D. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have provided $200 in cash for a non-refundable deposit. If the bid on the vehicle is $4000 or more, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required.
    Must be able to register a vehicle through the Michigan Secretary of State.
  • Be able to remove the vehicle from VOA property the following business day after the auction. 
  • Be able to pay for the remainder of the vehicle immediately after the auction. The purchaser will pay the amount bid on the vehicle plus a 5% document fee (based on price of vehicle - max $230.00). Additionally, a $15 title fee and 6% sales tax must be paid, unless the purchaser is a licensed auto dealer. If the purchaser chooses to buy or transfer plates for the car they have purchased, he or she must have proof of insurance on that vehicle. The plate purchase or transfer must be done on the same day as the auction. 

About Volunteers of America Michigan

For over 120 years Volunteers of America has been serving those in need across the country, including right here at home in Michigan. Through the continued support of people like you, VOAMI programs have helped uplift the community’s disadvantaged, including help for the homeless, food for the hungry, employment and shelter for veterans, housing for poor seniors, and a helping hand for struggling families. We invite you to get involved today!