What does the repo agency do to the car when they repo it?

Once the vehicle is secured:

  1. Reports it to the local police department
  2. Takes it to the storage facility
  3. Fills out a condition report of any damage and mileage
  4. Removes and inventories personal property left in it, if any
  5. Stores the car until it is redeemed by the debtor (usually for a fee) or transported to auction
  6. Stores the personal property until it is redeemed (usually for a fee) or until the deadline for pickup is reached (varies by state, usually 30 days).