WATCH: Here's what happens to your used car when you trade up

Have you ever wondered what happened to the car you traded into the dealership?

More often than not, people want to upgrade to a newer model and use their existing one as a trade in or deposit.

The secret life of used cars

Everything from old rental cars reaching the end of their leases to accident damaged insurance claims end up at auctions, sold at cut prices to the public.

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Here you can find a massive bargain but there are plenty of people going there with the same mindset.

Your used car might also not have a happy life and end up sitting at a dealership, never to get sold.

Cars go through an interesting journey because your old car might be someone else's dream to own

Check out the video below: