Selling A Car For Parts

Got a junk car that does nothing but attract rust and dust? Then why keep that space waster and not try to actually get some money of it. An old car, stripped for components can prove to be actually worth more than you realize, so if you decide to sell it and get a part of the money back than read on to find out the best way to do so.

The first thing to understand is that there are two conditions where you would end up with more money selling the car for parts instead of selling the whole car as it sits. The first condition fits your car if it has been involved in an accident and ended up severely damaged which puts it beyond any kind of repair. So practically owning a salvage car, it makes it the perfect candidate to be stripped down to its components and see which are still worth something.

The second way is a bit more blurry since it involves the appreciation of the owner. If for example, the car is in decent shape and could still be repairable and sold the way it is, you have to compare the costs of repairing the car versus the possible amount of money you could get for it. If you feel that the investment in the car might not be worth it because you either could get little money for the car, or you could have costly repairs, then maybe it’s better to strip it to its components and sell it for parts.
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Either way, you should seek out and check at the local junkyards. Usually junkyards, agree to buy junk or old cars as they are if you put a reasonable price on them. Of course you will not get as much for the car as you would from an individual since they have to do all the “heavy lifting” in stripping the car apart and taking all the pieces that are worth something and then sell them for goods. This is probably the easiest way to get your hands on a few bucks and get rid of the car in one stride. Consider that some junkyards may offer fewer cash than others but they might come with free transport, so you should be careful when choosing. Getting a transporter to move your car from your location to the junkyard could get more pricy than you’ve anticipated.

Use all the online websites you can get and place some ads. Craigslist.org or eBayMotors.com is a great way to start. These two websites are major players on the virtual market with thousands and thousands of visits every single day.
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A simpler idea is to go local. The classifieds section of a newspaper or the local “Thrifty Nickel” ad book is a good place to place an ad. If you want a more direct approach, snoop around for people that are looking for car parts. Give them a call and have them come over and check out the car. There is a big chance they will like it and come up with a price. Remember, be flexible a little haggle is actually expected from both sides so don’t say a direct “NO”.

Make sure to place loads of ads in local store and other popular places. A flyer is very easy to make if you know your way around a computer. A simple program such as PowerPoint should be more than enough to help you make the ads more attractive and allow you to insert a picture of the car.

Chevrolet Offers

Chevrolet has been on a real roll the last few years, and for good reason. They seem to have gained the upper hand in cornering the perfect market niches and keep a strong hold on those that are already popular and filled with competition. There is no car market segment where Chevrolet doesn’t have at least 1 car model in a top 10 rating, starting from muscle cars where the Chevy Camaro is melting faces, switching to sports cars where the Corvette is considered the greatest American sports car, the truck section where the Chevrolet Silverado is holding (or it its case towing) his own and so on. Therefore if you decide to get a car, Chevrolet is the way to go. Here is a list of some of the best deals you can find from Chevrolet. The list has been based on 5 important factors: performance, exterior interior, safety and reliability. Let’s check it out.

On the affordable large cars segment, Chevrolet has a decent foothold with the new 2011 Chevy Impala. In terms of performance it wasn’t the best representative, since it used to be oriented more on SS trim levels with bigger, more powerful engines, but unfortunately the SS didn’t make it to the 2011 models. On the other hand, the V6 engines seem to balance power and fuel economy pretty well making it very useful on a long run. The exterior is rather bland compared to other cars that look more detailed and a bit more upscale. The interior is where the Impala failed. Filled with cheap plastic, it looks and feels unsatisfying. On the other hand, the safety ratings are excellent compared to cars from the same class, as for the reliability factor, Chevrolet offers a three-year or 36000 miles bumper to bumper warranty.

Chevy Impala opt Chevrolet Offers

Chevy Impala

Holding strong in top 5 of the affordable midsize SUV segment we find the Chevrolet Traverse. In performance, it may be no cheetah but reviewers have been pleasantly surprised with the good handling this eight seater crossover has to offer. In spite of the few complains that target the transmission and the long distance it takes the Traverse to stop, most reviewers consider it a worry free car. If you plan on carpooling than, the cool and refined exterior will help a lot bringing to the table, sleek lines and a strong grille. The cool grille that comes from the Malibu gives the Traverse a more aggressive aspect. If the exterior looks good, than the interior is even better. Seven to eight people will fit comfortably in the flexible seating arrangement, making it perfect for a family car. Another aspect that will bring it loads of “family car points” is the fantastic safety ratings. It received full marks in all crash tests. As for reliability, it comes with the usual 36.000 mile or three years basic warranty.

And finally, the undisputed leader of the luxury sports car segment is the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette. If we were to heed the test drivers, than we’d hear that pricier exotic cars have trouble surpassing the smooth, sleek Corvette in performance and handling. It has enough force in those eight cylinders to satisfy even the biggest speed maniac, while keeping it glued to the track with its intelligent direction system. The exterior takes top marks for its composite materials and awesome looking lines. On the other hand, the interior still lacks that luxury that should be available in such a grand sports car. Since it’s been barely launched, there aren’t any crash tests to assist in a safety rating.

 

150 mph Audi S7 High-Speed Hotspot

2013 Audi S7

We know an Audi S7 will top 150 mph on unlimited stretches of Germany’s autobahn.

We also know how handy it is to have a mobile hotspot wherever you are.

How about combining the two?

Okay, this is for passengers only, but going through the phone menu of the 2013 Audi S7 I’ve just tied into its mobile network. At the moment we’re traveling over 130 mph on the autobahn and I’m tapping away on my Mac. I can check e-mail and even look on the internet to see how fast Shaun Bailey’s 2013 Dodge Dart First Drive is climbing the ranks in Google.

Picking up speed, I’m now sending this blog at just shy of 140 mph.

Have a nice day…I am.

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Audi Lease Car

Leasing has become the new “trend” of the car market and Audi does it better than most of them put together. By leasing a car you sign a contract with the car dealership where you will be “renting” the car for a previously established period of time. There is a monthly payment established at the beginning that represents not the car price (which makes it a lot better than a car loan), but the car depreciation on the established period of time in which you use it.  Think about it: lease a car for 3 years and instead of paying $30,000 which represents the car’s total value, you pay $8000 (split into 36 months equal pay) which represents the car’s depreciation.

Now that you understand the process let’s head out to the top leasing company for audi located at audilease.co.uk and let’s “test” some Audi models for a couple of…..years.

The 2011 Audi car leasing deals are the best offered yet, turning the customers for Audi A3 and A4 models into passionate drivers.

The Audi A3 model comes in 3 different trims. The Small and powerful Audi A3 now improved with a less polluting engine and technologically controlled fuel consumption. This Audi A3 with 1,6 liter engine can be yours, Technik pack included for only £204 per month. The other trend is the Audi A3 Cabriolet. Bringing luxury to the next level, the Cabriolet comes with increased safety, space and innovation, making it the top  choice in it’s class. And it can be yours for £224 per month. And finally the Sportback, packing an 1.6 liter TDI engine delivers huge power and keeps the ride smooth and comfortable in the same time. It is the perfect combination of luxury and technology coming to you at the amazing price of £227.

The A4 comes with even more trims. Beginning with the AudiA4 2.0 TDI SE. This version comes with improved engine consumption and a “greener” level of emissions, that protects your health and your pocket in the same time. Price rated at £288 per month. Next is the Audi A4 2.0 TDI S Line. Directed specifically for fuel efficiency, this line has implemented the latest generation engines, built for the sole purpose of good power for less and less fuel. It has a price tag of £311 a month.

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Audi A4 2.0 TDI Technik

A4 2.0 TDI Technik is the car for you if you’re looking for even more luxury. Packed with DVD sattelite nav, Music Interface from Audi, and Milan Leather, this is the car in which you will feel most comfortable. Nothing more than £338 is required. If you’re looking for an all purpose car than the A4 Avant 2.0 TDI is the perfect car for you. Sporting not only technologically advanced engines but also a wide storage capacity, makes it the perfect car for your daily, weekly and weekend requirements. You will not pay more than £301 a month.

Not only you get an incredible lease offer for each car, but Audi offers unparalleled support aiding you in just about any car related need. Dedicated point of contacting, effectuating service on site, MOT servicing, collection and delivery, fast track turnaround, pre-service alert and while waiting services are only a small part of the services offered by Audi, making it ideal for any customer interested in leasing a car from them. Who wouldn’t want to drive around in a luxury car like that and letting them to the “heavy lifting” maintenance on the car so that you can take it back like new from the showroom.

It’s Official: 662 BHP

2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

The timing was forced by an information leak, but the results are just as stunning: The 2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500’s V-8 has been officially rated at an eye-watering 662 bhp and 631 lb.-ft. of torque.

That makes the all-aluminum, supercharged 4-cam, 4-valve 5.8-liter the most powerful production V-8 in the world. But what’s more impressive is it’s also rated at 1 mpg more than the outgoing blown 5.4-liter GT500 engine and avoids a gas guzzler tax in the process.

Mileage ratings for the new 5.8 are 15 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway and 18 mpg Combined. By comparison this is 5 Highway mpg better than the also new, larger-displacement Camaro ZL1’s V-8, even though the Ford makes 82 more horsepower and 75 lb.-ft. more torque than the Chevy.

2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

What’s more, the GT500 engine kicks like a mule from the first scratch behind the ears. Thanks to the quick-reacting Eaton TVS supercharger, the new GT500 engine makes 90 percent of its torque—that’s 568 lb.-ft.—from 2200 to 5800 rpm. Heck, there’s 395 lb.-ft. of torque at 1000 rpm, so hazing the tires should be child’s play (it normally is) when the traction control is switched off. In adult terms, you’ll hardly ever have to shift.

Ford’s Special Vehicle Team says the 5.8 makes peak power at 6500 rpm, and redlines at 7000 rpm. This is a slight change from preliminary data which listed a 6250-rpm redline with a 7000-rpm over-rev capability. In any case, the long-stroke 5.8 has Formula One-like piston speeds, so we’d shift ours at 6500 unless it really mattered.

On the other hand, this combination of low-rpm torque and high-rpm power means that using only third gear the GT500 can likely out-perform 90 percent of the world’s cars.

The 2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 goes on sale this summer and will be built in Flat Rock, Michigan. Expect pricing to start at $55,000—a bargain for the most powerful production V-8 in the world.

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Enzo Ferrari Museum Opens

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Ferrari fans can now visit a museum dedicated to the life and work of Enzo Ferrari that has opened on the site where he was born in Modena.

Built at a cost of $24.3 million and covering nearly 54,000 sq. ft. it stands in the remains of the old house where Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898. This has been preserved together with a workshop and an edgy gallery under an aluminium car bonnet shaped roof painted in the iconic Modena yellow Ferrari used on his racing badge.

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The exhibition contains a fabulous selection of cars from various international collections and museums including cars like the Alfa Romeo 40-60 from 1914 that Ferrari raced for the Alfa team and the Alfa Romeo Bimotore from 1935 that was raced by Scuderia Ferrari.

Other exhibits celebrate the region’s history of car-making as well as hordes of automobilia.

With an entry cost of just €13 (just over $17) it sounds like money well spent. For more, visit the new Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari Modena website.

Enzo Ferrari Museum Opens

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Cobra’s Coil at NHRA Museum

Cobra’s Coil at NHRA Museum

Cobras are most often considered sports cars by Road & Track readers, but hot rodders lay legitimate claim to the Anglo-American crossbreed as well. Sports car driver Carroll Shelby put the first Cobra together in hot rodder Dean Moon’s shop back in 1962, after all.

And while Pebble Beach will honor AC and AC Cobras in August, the National Hot Rod Association was first to hit the loudpedal on the Cobra’s 50th anniversary April 21 with a representative gathering of the breed and the people associated with it at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, California.

Carroll himself was not present, but plenty of his cars were, including the rarely seen King Cobras from early in the marque’s racing program. On-again, off-again pre-event organizing was apparently a factor in keeping the associated open-track event on the historic Pomona road course—and site of early Cobra competition—out of the view of spectators, but most never noticed as they inspected the many Cobras both inside and outside the museum.

Cobra’s Coil at NHRA Museum

Place of honor in front of the NHRA museum was taken by number 98, the 1963 Shelby King Cobra. Piloted by team driver Dave MacDonald, the King Cobra was one of two Cooper Monacos fitted with Ford-Cobra 289 small-block V-8s.

Cobra’s Coil at NHRA Museum

On display inside the NHRA museum were several significant Cobras. The black number 1 closest to the camera is the first production Cobra, CSX 2001, which is owned by noted car collector and nice guy Bruce Meyer. Carroll Shelby still owns the Cobra prototype, CSX 2000, and keeps it on display in the lobby of Shelby Automobiles in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cobra’s Coil at NHRA Museum

Hank Williams is an approachable regular on the SoCal show car scene, and as one of the last remaining original Cobra buyer-owners what a car he has to show. Here his metallic green-gray small-block leads an array of 289 Cobras. Hank says he turned down $1.5 million for his car, “Because I didn’t want to see it go to Europe.”

Cobra’s Coil at NHRA Museum

In the modern era the 4000 Series Cobras have carried on the big block Cobra blood line, and there were numerous continuation and aftermarket Cobras at the NHRA 50th gathering. One such was the aluminum-bodied Kirkham Cobra big-block car immediately in front of the camera. Owner Al Butcher has an iron 427 with medium-riser heads temporarily installed, but like any good hot rodder is installing a 600-bhp aluminum FE and 6-speed transmission later this year. Like many, Al’s car wears a scouring pad finish, the better to advertise the car’s legit aluminum coachwork, albeit Polish-built in an old Mig factory.

Cobra’s Coil at NHRA Museum

Cobra war stories were the attraction at a mid-afternoon symposium. Bob Bondurant, as always, entertained with tales of daring-do. Others on hand included Pete Brock, John Morton and Parnelli Jones.

Cobra’s Coil at NHRA Museum

Besides Cobras the expected Shelbys were on hand, from Series One roadsters to a generous sampling of GT-350 and GT-500s. Joe Risk’s number 81 is perhaps appropriate to represent the breed at a hot rodder’s gathering because it’s a real Shelby cloned to represent another. Originally a GT-350H Hertz rental car, it was modified years ago to R-model status.

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2012 Ford Focus Electric to Pace NASCAR Race

2012 Ford Focus Electric to Pace NASCAR Race

Undoubtedly fans at the Richmond International Raceway this weekend will wonder if their hearing has been affected. Pace cars might not be the loudest car on a race track, since they are road-going cars, but it’ll be the almost silent whirr of an electric car that sets the pace tomorrow.

Yep, you heard right. Two 2012 Focus Electric vehicles will perform all pace car duties for the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers Saturday night at the Richmond International Raceway.

2012 Ford Focus Electric to Pace NASCAR Race

The cars were unveiled a couple of days ago in front of the Virginia State Capitol before being driven to the raceway.

“The arrival of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric pace car is a strong example of how the innovation cycle around green transportation is accelerating,” said Lynch, NASCAR’s managing director of Green Innovation, at the unveiling. “The Ford Focus Electric was held to the same highly demanding standard of any pace car, and more than met the performance requirements. Seeing it on the track at Richmond International Raceway will be another historic moment for our sport.”

Ford is bragging that this marks the latest in a line of groundbreaking moments for Ford in NASCAR. In addition to being the first manufacturer to compete with a four-door sedan as its flagship model in 1998, Ford was also first to use a hybrid to start a NASCAR event when the Fusion Hybrid served as pace car for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2008.

Let’s hope NASCAR fans in the stands cheer on the Focus Electric pace car on Saturday night. If there are too many yellow caution flag periods for debris they might start booing. Hey, it might not be too many years before NASCAR has a race series for electric cars – now that will be something to listen to.

2012 Ford Focus Electric to Pace NASCAR Race

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Adding A Driver To A Car Insurance Policy

Adding a driver to a car insurance policy can either reduce (rare case) the premium or push it up (most likely) and with this article we will try to help you make the best choice. If you want someone else to be insured to drive your automobile, you will have to add him as an additional named driver on your insurance policy.

In most of the cases, the more people you add to the policy, the more you will have to pay. However, this statement isn’t all the times true because if you want to add a driver that is considered a lowered risk in comparison to you, the car insurance policy might go down.

If you are a parent and you want to add your son/daughter to the insurance policy, you will most likely pay more than before. Why? Because less experienced drivers have the tendency to make more accidents – and the average insurance claim of a young driver is more than 3 times in comparison to other drivers.

If you are a young driver and you want to add your parent(s) to the car’s insurance policy, most likely your premium will go down.

On your insurance policy you can add basically just about everyone that you want as it doesn’t have to be a member of the family or a partner. Needless to say, that you cannot add people that have been banned from driving. In addition, some of the insurance companies might have age restrictions.

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The comprehensive car cover will most likely include cover for anyone that is driving the car with the owner’s permission, even in the situation in which he is not designated as a named driver, but this will normally be third party cover.

The key points when adding a driver to a car insurance policy consist of the following:

a)      The amount of money paid for the policy depends upon the driver’s level of risk – adding experienced drivers will lower your premium and a younger driver will make it more costly;

b)      If you have a comprehensive insurance – other people may already have 3rd party cover when they are behind the wheel of your car with your permission;

c)       By limiting the time frame you could lower the amount of money paid for the insurance. For example, if you restrict additional drivers to school holidays, you will pay less;

d)      As mentioned before, adding your mother or father to the insurance policy will lower the amount of money paid if you are a young driver;

e)      Build up no-claims as some insurance companies will allow additional named drivers to build up their own no-claims discount so that when they decide to come and get their own insurance, they have already built up an entitlement.

If you decide to risk and not add the driver to your policy, the insurance company will not like that for sure. If they find out that there is another driver, they might cancel your policy, making it more expensive for you to obtain another car policy in the near future.

Of course, if you don’t add drivers to your policy it could turn out to be a real problem if a claim situation occurs. If the other driver has an accident with your car, they will investigate who was driving the car at the moment of the accident and they might deny your claim. If it is a liability claim, you could be out tens of thousands of dollars, even more in some cases.

As you can see, the risks are just too high when you do not add a driver to the car policy. Adding one is very easy to do and although it might cost you a little bit more, you will save money on the long run.

Motoyama Named as Third DeltaWing Driver

Satoshi Motoyama

Japanese Super GT star, Satoshi Motoyama, will be the third driver in the ground-breaking Nissan DeltaWing at this year’s 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours race.

NISMO driver and triple Super GT champion, Motoyama, joins Briton Marino Franchitti and German Michael Krumm, who won the 2003 JGTC (currently SUPER GT) title with Motoyama.

Motoyama got his first taste of the innovative Nissan DeltaWing car at Snetterton circuit in Norfolk, UK, yesterday and will now work with the rest of the team as it continues its challenging journey to Le Mans on June 16/17.

Motoyama said: “I am very excited about joining the Nissan DeltaWing project for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and would like to thank Nissan, NISMO and the other DeltaWing partners for giving me this great opportunity.

“For me, it will be the first Le Mans 24 Hours since 1999, but I am fully ready to race at La Sarthe this year.”

The second in a multi-part series of behind-the-scenes films charting the huge task facing the engineering team has been released. Check it out below. Plus, get more in our EXCLUSIVE DeltaWing Test Drive feature >>

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