Online Auctions, Used Car Fraud And What You Need To Know

With the advent of the internet it was only a matter of time before it became a booming marketplace for cars. The online car industry, according to Ebay, now consists of millions of car deals every year. The online leader is obviously eBay due to its auction format and huge fan base. This is great for car buyers and sellers as it gives them another avenue than having to go to a dealer. The good news is that the vast majority of online car deals through auction sites are positive transactions. There is a darkside, however. Along with these growing sales is a rapidly growing amount of fraud. Scam artists are lining up to take advantage of unsuspecting car buyers. You can take steps to protect yourself and avoid this online car fraud.

Be wary. There are such things as undisclosed flood and frame damage. Fraudulent car dealers and body shops are selling previously crashed cars and flood cars for quick profit. Be careful and do your homework. Don’t send payment or sign any paperwork especially as – is paperwork until you see and thoroughly checkout the car. Don’t become a victim like I did – the car Farmerville Motors in Farmerville, Louisiana sold to me later revealed it had been involved in a possible unreported flood – no wonder the OBD system didn’t work.

Contact more than one company to find out which one can offer you the best prices. You also will need to bring with you photo identification (to ensure you are not stealing these metals). Most companies want you to deliver the product without any type of exterior labels or other papers on it. You should remove any attachments you can.

The most common are non-ferrous metals. These do not contain any iron in them. They are the easiest to recycle for the company and they are ideal for the scrapper since they are usually easier to haul in. This includes items such as aluminum (including cans and wheels), batteries, copper products, carbide, lead, die cast, compressors, electric motors and catalytic converter recycling converters. You can have pieces of metals or the actual devices. You do not have to take them apart.

You will also need either access to a car lift, or the proper equipment to get your car off the ground to access the exhaust system. In the absence of a lift, you can use tire ramps and blocks. Do not use only a jack to lift your vehicle. If the jack fails or the car shifts, it will fall on you, potentially killing you. If you are using ramps, be sure to secure the emergency brake system, and place blocks behind the front tires to prevent the car from accidentally rolling for any reason.

Price. The overall price of an exhaust system varies wildly depending on materials used and manufacturers. Be prepared to pay minimum $650 for a cat back and $850 for a turbo back.

Now multiply our tire’s revolving speed, by the tire’s outside circumference, and we find that the tire is covering 18,016 feet per minute, divide that by the 5280 feet in a mile, and we find we are covering 3.412 miles per minute, now multiply that by the 60 minutes in an hour, and we find we are traveling 204.7miles per hour @ 6800rpm in 6th gear. If the engines redline is increased to 7500rpm, which it often is, because of a higher flowing turbo. Then our maximum speed would be 225.8mph, given enough power of course.