To those outside the motor trade, the world of car auctions can seem daunting – a murky place, full of jargon, fast-talking auctioneers and bearded blokes waving pieces of paper about.

In reality a used car auction can be a great way to find your next set of wheels at a bargain price, provided you’ve done your homework. With a sea of available metal, auctions are a good place to see the entire range of cars available on your budget, but given that all sales are final, you need to know what to look for to ensure you buy the right car for you.

We has teamed up with Manheim Auctions, and their General Manager for Auctioneers Andy Conde gives us his step-by-step guide on how to get the best from what can be a daunting sale. From familiarizing yourself with the fast-paced atmosphere, thoroughly checking a car over and factoring in the often unexpected fees and charges, his advice will put you in the best possible position to bag a bargain.

So, what are you waiting for? Click play below and learn how to work the car auction halls like a pro or visit Manheim to find your local car auction centre