When selling an old car, there are several questions that need to be dealt with. While some need to understand why it is important to sell a junk car, others are concerned with maximizing the value of the car. Several people, however, are concerned about a different issue. Why do people buy junk cars? Why are automotive companies ready to take totally useless cars in return for considerable amounts of cash? This issue confuses many people, since their junk cars seem to be entirely useless.
In fact, while such
cars definitely are useless for you, they can serve several purposes in the
automotive industry. There are several reasons automotive companies are eager
to get their hands on junk cars. Here are some of the common uses junk cars are
Fixing and reselling –
If your car is not extremely damaged, it is likely that the automotive company
buying it will try to fix it. Naturally, the value of such cars is very low.
However, in some cases, old cars are entirely fixed by upgrading the parts and
renewing the paint. Such cars are then shipped abroad as ‘reconditioned cars’.
Naturally, the process involves a lot of investment, especially if the cars
being worked on are really old and worn out.
Reusing the metal –
This applies to cars that are entirely useless and can not be fixed. If a car
is extremely damaged and does not run at all, chances are that you will be paid
according to its weight. This is because the company buying it will have no use
for it except reusing the metal. In such cases, the car will be stripped down
and the exterior metal may be renewed and used in new cars. Metal may also be
melted down and used from scratch. Since this costs lesser than buying new
metal, small automotive companies tend to buy old junk cars.
Selling used parts –
Used automotive parts have now formed a large market. While you may find it
hard to sell the parts of a really old car, automotive companies can do this.
If the parts of your car still work, these companies will fix or renew them and
then sell them as used parts. These fixed parts may also be used in building
All in all, while your
old junk car may be entirely useless for you, it can be highly useful for
Today there are many questions around what is the proper driving etiquette in many different situations. For example, is there a right way to enter and exit a freeway? What is the best way to survive rush hour? What is the two second driving rule? How do you handle a situation at a stop sign when two drivers arrive at the same time? The following paragraphs are meant to give you a few tips for dealing with these situations.
Many people think that
those entering the freeway have the right of way. Truth be told they do not.
Entering the freeway is a merge. You do this when there is an opening that is
clear for you to enter. Using your turn signal to let other drivers know your
are merging, look over your shoulder to make sure it is clear. It is common for
the other drivers to move to the other lane to allow you space to merge but it
is not required of them.
Driving during rush
hour causes extreme stress for people. Stop and go traffic, bumper to bumper
driving and slow progress can create hazards. Additionally people who try to
rush through make for even more hazards. Always be prepared to be cut off,
pushed over and always expect there to be problems. When you are prepared for
the various situations you will react better if they should happen. Stay
focused on the traffic around you. If you are at a standstill you might be
tempted to play with your cell phone, look over mail or fidget with the radio.
However this can distract you and you might not notice right away when traffic
starts moving again. This will lead to other drivers becoming impatient which
can – and often does – lead to accidents.
The two second driving
rule is simple to understand, a bit difficult to perform and even more
difficult for those people who tend to be impatient when driving. This is the
distance that provides you enough time to react to a problem in front of you.
When another car brakes suddenly in front of you, you will want to be sure you
have enough room to stop before hitting them. Two seconds gives you that room.
However it can be difficult to gauge your distance. Once you get the hang of it
though you will be able to quickly decide if you need more space. You can gauge
the distance by selecting an object in front of the car in front of you. As the
vehicle passes that object, count how long it take you to pass that object.
This is the time distance between the two vehicles.
What is the proper
etiquette when two cars reach a stop sign at the same time? Here there is some
disagreement about who should go first. Generally speaking the rules vary from
state to state. But first and foremost never assume the other driver is
actually going to yield to …