Automotive News, March 16, 2020 – The continued spread of a new coronavirus has prompted Cox Automotive’s Manheim to switch all of its auctions to simulcast-only sales. The move is effective Monday and runs through April 3.
The auction giant said it will waive related fees during the period. Physical Manheim locations will operate as usual on non-sale days and be open to sellers and buyers. During sale days, sellers can still represent their vehicles, but Manheim said it encourages them to use online seller tools.
Buyers can view vehicles on the lot but are asked to “respect social distancing,” Manheim said. Buying dealers will not be allowed to enter auction buildings or lanes on sales days.