Cermak Auto Auction in Chicago, IL

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Cermak Auto Auction is Chicago's #1 Rated Public Auto Auction!  Find the car of your dreams at our public auction.  At Cermak Auto Auction, no reasonable offer will be refused! Now that you have found the car you want, set the price you want and get ready to drive your dream car home!

You'll find practically every make and model on the market from a small economy car to a luxurious Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Saab, Land Rover, Volvo, Volkswagen, Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi and more.  

Come visit us today, we are open every day for you to inspect the car you want to buy. Our number one priority is to have satisfied customers. Let us know how we can help you.


Established in 2007.

Cermak Auto Auction is Chicago's #1 Rated Public Auto Auction!! Find the car of your dreams at our public auction. At Cermak Auction, no reasonable offer will be refused!! Now that you found the car you want, set the price you want and get ready to drive your dream car home!

On Wednesday's viewing starts at 5:00 pm and the auction starts at 6:00 pm sharp! Saturday viewing is at 11:00 am and the auction begins at noon.

Cermak Auto Auction

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(773) 521-1200
Address:4454 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL, 60623
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on Cermak Auto Auction

Honey L. | 2013-09-26

My boyfriend and I went last night with the intent of just looking. He ended up purchasing a Dodge Durango for himself and a Mercury (I forgot the model) for my daughter. This was our first time and he got excited but now understands how it works.

Lily and there was a gentleman who appeared to be Middle Eastern who were very helpful. I'm driving the Durango today and will get my daughter's vehicle later on. So far I am pleased with the Durango and once I get my daughter's vehicle I will post another review.

Adam R. | 2012-12-13

I live in Denver and was looking for a Honda CRV that is about 10 years old for the AWD  for the winter here. Other people seem to have the same idea. As i looked around on line, I noticed that car i wanted, if it was being sold here at all, was about $1,500 or $2,000 cheaper in other parts of the country. I flew out from Denver to get my CRV at Cermak after seeing it online. It was very reasonably priced, even at reserve. They fully disclosed the few cosmetic defects, and let me test drive the car. I was pleased and drove it back to Denver that very day, 1,000 miles, no problems.
The good part was next.
It was a real pain in the @%% trying to register it for reasons that had nothing to do with Cermak.
But on my 4th and (what I thought) final visit to the DMV, the Clerk found a TINY error on the title and kicked it back to me, saying the dealer (Cermak) was responsible. They would need to mail me certified document from the dealer THEY bought it from. Frustrated already, I expected a real hassle in getting Cermak to fix the problem.
But when I called the customer service was swift and effective. They apologized and assured me that they would get right on it . Nice lady called me back 15 minutes later, apologized again and said that the other dealer was getting the paperwork together and would get it mailed the next day.
Nice lady called the next day to confirm my address and told me she was mailing it immediately. The next  day I received a Fed Ex with the paperwork early enough to go back to the DMV and get legal. I did not expect them to overnight it. The next day nice lady called again to confirm receipt and make sure i was happy.
Short story long, Cermak exceeded my expectations, and that is rare. Everyone makes errors, and this one was tiny, but potentially a huge hassle for me.
Cermak bent over backwards to fix their mistake, and that is huge for me in any business dealing. My one complaint is that I think the fees are about 30% to high...
I would definitely fly halfway across the country to buy a car from these guys again:)

Natalie R. | 2012-05-29

These people are absolute crooks. They sold  a car with a busted odometer so there is no way of knowing how many miles was actually on the car. We couldn't see that it was broke because they refused to allow a tea drive. took it back the next day after discovering the problem, they refused to fix it and refuse to give another car for the same price. 2 weeks later the engine died. I would never purchase a car from there. There are claims pending with the better business bureau against this dealer!  I gave 1 star because I could figure out how to post with out one.

Mike R. | 2011-12-15

I would like to say that i had the worst experience when i was at the auction. They have the worst costumer service, very rude employees. I actually bid on a car, that they bought to the floor i wasn't told the miles, i only saw the outside. i asked to see the car through now that i bid on it they told my i could not they didn't tell me the miles until after i signed the contract. FYI wants you sign your life away on their contact your married to it. i found that it had 185,000 + miles on it. I also found out that most the cars there have 150,000 + miles on there cars. Plus any car you bid on you have to pay an addition 1500 dollars on top of that. Also you get the title to the car at least 3 - 4 weeks after date of purchase.

John N. | 2010-04-11

My girlfriend and her roommate were looking for some automotive bargains, so I went to the Cermak Auto Auction with them yesterday.  Pretty good range of vehicles --everything from late model BMW's, Audis, Lexuses (Lexii?) to more utilitarian decade-old Dodge Neons, Civics, Corollas, etc. You show up and register for the auction around 10:00 a.m., walk around the lot and kick the tires of the vehicles you're interested in, and then the bidding starts at high noon, presided over by a cowboy in a 10 gallon hat and elaborately waxed mustache, who calls out bids in classic rapid-fire auctioneer style.

While definitely worth a visit just for the spectacle, you're unlikely to come up with any worthwhile bargains here.  Most of these cars haven't been detailed to dealer lot standards, which means that you can see them in the actual condition their owners kept them in.  Unfortunately, most of these cars have been rode hard and put away wet.  I saw a pristine-looking 25-year-old Porsche 928 which made me (very briefly) consider doing something financially reckless --until I noticed the Kicker box in the trunk, and we all know what that means.  Also, the auctioneer starts the bidding on each vehicle thousands of dollars higher than what any sensible person would pay for it, and then drops the price in hundred dollar increments until someone bites.  If no one bids by the time the price has dropped to the reserve, it's driven away and the next car is brought out.  I saw a few decent higher end cars, including a particularly well kept Audi A6, which could have been had for a couple thousand dollars less than you'd pay at a dealership, but once you factor in the various and sundry fees charged by the auction, you've not saved much money at all --and certainly not enough to justify buying a car which you've had only limited opportunity to inspect, and which you can't return if it turns out to be a lemon.  You may find a real deal here on a reliable car every once in a while, but it's certainly the exception to the rule.