Seized Cars and Vehicle Auctions – Sample Listings of the Great Values Available

I have written several articles on government auctions and police auctions in the past, but only as of late have I been providing specific examples of the deals that can be found at these auctions. You may of heard of rumors of the great deals available at government auctions, however, seeing is believing, and since the government does not advertise the specific vehicles or items that are offered at the auctions, I am attempting to illustrate some of the great deals you will find there. The police and government are overstocked with repossessed cars and therefore are eager to clear them out, and in turn this provides great opportunities to anyone who will make an effort to attend their auctions.

Imagine if places like Walmart or Target never advertised the types of “great bargains” that they offer. I’m sure most successful stores would never get anywhere near the sales they have had they never advertised sales on specific items. That’s a big part of their marketing strategy and is a main driver for getting the public into their stores. Despite not advertising, though, government auctions still have a decent following and they are very successful at selling repossessed cars and foreclosed homes. The reason for this is simple because they have the such great deals and the informed public are aware of this.

I’m going to share some details about the current repossessed vehicles that are found at government auctions. The listings provided here were gathered from the highest rated government vehicle auction site as reviewed on my website on the ‘vehicles’ page. Here are a few great samples out of the thousands that are currently available:

  • Plymouth 2004 Neon Sport 31.1K miles $3,250
  • Pontiac 2005 Bonneville 12K miles $3,330
  • Subaru 2004 Impreza Outback 30.1K miles $3,810
  • Ford 2004 Expedition XLT 4D 25.2K miles $3,180
  • Toyota 2005 Corolla LE 12.2K miles $6,350

So as you see the people that are attend the auctions are getting deals much better expected. There is usually a large variety of makes and models available to choose from. So how can they be sold so cheaply and where do they come from? Cars can be repossessed for a variety of reasons including unpaid debt and/or taxes, criminal involvement, etc. Chances are your car dealership is buying at least a portion of their vehicle inventory at a government auctions, and making a good margin on that purchase so here is your chance to cut out the middle-man and pocket your savings.

It’s a good idea to go to a live auction rather than an online one because you’ll have more time and better opportunity to evaluate the vehicles. You will be able to see all of them up close before choosing which one(s) to bid on. You should also bring along a car expert with you, if you’re not one yourself just to to assured that the vehicle is in good condition before buying one. Try to find out both the history and quality of the car(s) you’re interested in. Remember, while government auctions are popular, the general public isn’t aware of them, and therefore there will be many choices for you do get that car that until now was out of your budget.

Young Drivers Car Insurance – Part 3 – Yet More Ways to Get Discount Auto Insurance

This is part three of our series of articles that will target young drivers car insurance , and will help teenagers and young adults get a lower rate on their car insurance policy. In my first two articles we gave easy tips on how to get a lower rate but in this article we will give you tips that will not only lower your monthly payments but will also save you money outside the realm of car insurance.

The first tip here is to buy a more conservative type of car. The souped up sports car is great for the ego and can get you places really fast, but they stand out on the highway to policeman like a bull’s-eye mark ready to be ticketed. Buying a car like a Honda Civic or until your Camry will not only save you a lot of money in purchasing your vehicle but will also help you cut down on speeding tickets and keep your monthly car insurance payments to a minimum. Even if you were not speeding on the road policemen target owners of sports cars even more than others , and not just because the car stand out but because they know that the owners of these cars have enough money to pay their tickets off.

Teenagers and young adults that have taken a driver’s ed course will also qualify for some sort of discount on their monthly insurance rates as this is another sign to the car insurance company that you are mature enough to want to learn how to become a better driver and that you know all of the rules of the road.

Electric Car Conversions – Parts List

For your electric car conversion you will need a few specialized parts. For example you’ll need cycle batteries, an electric motor, a controller, battery charger, and more other small parts. Of course the most important thing is a vehicle. For this project any vehicle can be used but there are some which work better than other. Trucks and small cars are the best vehicles for an electric car conversion. A consideration is to find the lightest car because that will work best.

Furthermore you’ll need a DC motor which produces the power for the car. You’ll get more power for a larger motor. And don’t worry that your car will be to slow! An electric car travels easily at 50 mph. What about batteries?

You’ll need twenty deep cycle batteries. The plan which I’ve bought shows sources where you can get free batteries which you can find very easily. But why are twenty batteries needed? That’s easy. Your electric car will achieve a range of more than 200 miles. So it need’s the power of the batteries to achieve that range.

The controller will be needed to control the power from the batteries which goes to the motor. This determines how fast you’ll drive. The controller will be connected to the gas pedal.

If you want to charge your batteries between trips, then you’ll need an on-board battery charger. With that way you can simply plug it into any AC circuit and get charged up. Isn’t it time you got started on your own conversion?

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