Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services, announced expansions in its Columbus and Cleveland branches as it responds to the demands of the winter season.

"Our goal is to provide the best service to our customers," said John Kett, CEO and president of IAA. "The increased capacity in our facilities provides us the ability to serve our customers more quickly and efficiently, particularly during these difficult winter months."

The Cleveland branch, located on 7437 Deer Trail Lane in Lorain, Ohio, has added 9.5 acres as an overflow site. It is scheduled to open on February 1, 2015. IAA has also increased its capacity to service the Columbus area, opening 420 Stimmel Road as an expansion of the existing branch.

Preview and auction times vary for each of IAA's facilities. For more information, call the IAA Columbus branch at 614-875-7484 or the Cleveland branch at (877) 917-6877, or go to IAA's Branch Information page at