Reasons Automotive Companies Want to Buy Your Junk Car

Reasons Automotive Companies Want to Buy Your Junk Car

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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 put to.

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 new cars.

All in all, while your old junk car may be entirely useless for you, it can be highly useful for automotive companies.…

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Tips for Driving Safe And Smart

Tips for Driving Safe And Smart

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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 …

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