Buying Rules

Just a few simple processes we've put in place to keep our auctions problem free.

Every Manheim car and commercial vehicle auction is fast-paced and exciting. The auction hall itself can be noisy, with lots going on and vehicles constantly on the move. So it’s important that we keep the environment as safe as possible for everyone.

By following these few simple rules, we can all help to keep the auction environment safe

Stay safe around the vehicles

To make sure that you and everyone else stay safe at Manheim, please avoid walking between vehicles when they're moving or being marshalled during the auction. You'll be helping us to keep our auctions running smoothly and on schedule too.
Please leave the driving to us
This one sounds more like common sense than a rule, but it's really important that only Manheim team members are allowed to start up or drive any vehicle entered into the auction. Again, it's to help us keep the environment safe and make buying and selling at every Manheim auction as efficient as possible.
Online bidding is exclusive to our trade clients

Manheim's online auctions are only available for registered trade buyers

Please remember that smoking isn't allowed in any enclosed or undercover area at all Manheim auction centres

Sometimes, we might need to ask your age

You must be aged 17 or older to buy a vehicle at a Manheim car or commercial vehicle auction. So, if you’re fortunate enough to look young for your age, please don’t be offended if we ask you to provide proof.

Children are always welcome at Manheim

Manheim auctions are fast-paced and exciting and while we're happy for children to enjoy the experience, if they’re under the age of 14 they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Everyone can help

Our 100 years' of vehicle auction experience has shown us that by following these very simple rules, customers and Manheim team members alike can all help us make sure each Manheim auction runs safely and successfully. Thank you for your help.

Where next?

For more answers to the questions you want resolving, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.


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