Under the Lens: The 3 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in the US

Fuel economy is one of the key factors people consider when buying a vehicle. Driving fuel-efficient cars helps you save money and do not cause as much pollution as fuel guzzlers. When compared to the cars from yesteryear, the present ones offer much better fuel economy, with several contenders completely redefining norms in the auto industry. If you’re looking to buy a fuel efficient car but are restricted by your budget, check out the salvage cars for sale listed online at AutoBidMaster.com. Continuing on the subject, we’re helping you narrow down your choices by presenting a face off between the three most fuel efficient cars in the US market. Read on.

1. Honda Insight (54 mpg)

The 2019 Honda Insight is one of the most fuel efficient hybrid sedans money can buy. The Insight offers 44 mpg in the city conditions, 62 mpg in the highway conditions, and 54 mpg overall. It comes with a FWD transmission and 151 horsepower collective power output. The car offers a great fuel economy without compromising anything on performance or comfort. The infotainment system, however, can be tricky to use for some, and low ground clearance could also be an issue for some people. The high fuel economy, however, certainly makes up for the downsides. The Honda Insight is suitable for those who are looking to own a fuel efficient hybrid car with a decent trunk space which is perfect for both city and highway driving.

2. Toyota Prius (52 mpg)

The Toyota Prius is a compact hybrid car that offers a decent fuel economy and has an AWD too. The Prius offers 43 mpg in the city, 59 mpg in the highway and 52 mpg overall. This car has a high reliability rating and comes off as an economical car overall owing to high gas mileage and low maintenance costs. The mileage on the Prius and the Honda Insight vary by a small number while the infotainment system and handling are better on the Prius. The Prius also suffers from a low ground clearance level and has high tire noise and poor support from the seats. If you are planning on owning a compact hybrid that comes with an all wheel drive and doesn’t compromise on performance while giving you great fuel efficiency, the Toyota Prius is perfect for you.

3. Hyundai Ioniq (52 mpg)

The Hyundai Ioniq is a hybrid car directly competing with the Toyota Prius in terms of size, performance and fuel capacity. Much like the Prius, the Ioniq offers 42 mpg in the city, 60 mpg on the highway and 52 mpg overall. The main upsides of owning an Ioniq are the myriad of safety features on this car such as automatic emergency braking, blindspot warning, automatic high beam assist and more. An intuitive infotainment system and controls in the interior make up for the rough dual clutch transmission and a dull handling. A poor ride quality and slightly cramped second-row space might be the two biggest complaints of the Ioniq. The Hyundai Ioniq is most suitable for people looking to own a car with great gas mileage and excellent safety measures and are fine with compromising ride quality and handling.

Wrap Up

Buying a fuel efficient hybrid car with great fuel economy from reliable companies such as Honda, Toyota and Hyundai helps you spend less on fuel and not have to worry about hefty repair and maintenance bills. If you want to go a step ahead and save more on your purchase, check out the salvage auto auctions held at AutoBidMaster.com, a trusted website dedicated to salvage vehicles, which features an exhaustive listing of fuel-efficient salvage cars for sale. If you have any questions, fill out our contact form or simply call +1 (503) 298-4300. To get started, register now!

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How AutoBidMaster Ships Across the US

So, you won an auction on AutoBidMaster and are now the owner of a salvage car. What’s next? Vehicle shipping can become a real challenge both for expert and inexperienced car owners. You need to research so many new things, such as how to order vehicle delivery, how fees are calculated, what the estimated delivery time is, and much more. 

As a salvage car owner, you will definitely need some help, and here we are — sharing tips for vehicle shipping across the USA via the ABM auto auction marketplace. 

Salvage for the mainland

All vehicles won through ABM auction can be delivered anywhere across the USA with the help of EasyHaul.com’s shipping service. This is a simple solution we utilize to make USA ground shipping easy and fast. 

The delivery time for ground shipping depends on various factors, like weather and road conditions, traffic, destination, etc. Same state deliveries can be as quick as 1-2 days, coast to coast deliveries can take up to 10 days. If no unforeseen events take place, the delivery will take an average of about 6-10 days, and in less than two weeks you will be driving your salvage car. 

ABM members from the lower 48 states can book shipping online, and you can ship your vehicle to any address that will accept a vehicle on your behalf. 

Don’t forget about the pick-up time, which takes about 1-5 days.This is important because you’ll have to pay storage fees if you don’t order shipping ASAP after the purchase is finalized. The vehicle and shipping order should be paid in full, and only after that, EasyHaul will locate a driver for you. 

As soon as the delivery starts, you can track the shipping status of your order online. EasyHaul also provides real-time shipping updates via text message. Options like these make the delivery process clear and give you an opportunity to plan for the vehicle’s delivery.

Alaska / Hawaii shipping

You’ll be happy to know that EasyHaul ships vehicles to/from Alaska and Hawaii as well. There are, however, special conditions in terms of a shipping schedule and fees. 

Hawaii 

The main port between Hawaii and the mainland is Honolulu Hawaii, and the connecting mainland ports for Hawaii are San Diego and Tacoma. The port-to-port shipping time for this destination will take about 5 business days, and loading at both ports will take approximately 6 business days.  

When shipping to Hawaii, the fees will include ocean freight from San Diego to Honolulu and delivery fees from Honolulu to the destination. If you order shipping from Hawaii, the fees will involve ocean freight from Honolulu to San Diego and delivery fees from San Diego to the destination.

Keep in mind that the precise shipping quote is a subject to be discussed individually, and a custom quote can be requested via email. 

Alaska

The main port and stop between Alaska and the mainland is Anchorage, the connecting ports are San Diego and Tacoma. We have good news for those who ship vehicles to this destination — you can get your car in less than three weeks. The approximate port-to-port sailing time is 3 to 5 days, and loading at either port is approximately 4 business days. 

The shipping fees to/from Alaska will include ocean freight from San Diego or Tacoma to Anchorage and the other way round, and a delivery fee from the port to the destination.

Since deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii require much more time than shipping across the mainland, you should order vehicle shipping and calculate the estimated delivery time carefully to get your vehicle on schedule.

To the US and far away 

We know, the world needs cars and we take responsibility to supply each country with good salvage vehicles. Besides shipping cars to and across the US, we are at your service in any major ocean and sea port around the globe. You just have to spend a minute to order shipping to your country, and ABM will take care of the rest, even if you have special shipping requests. 

So, go ahead, order shipping for your vehicle, and rush your salvage car along a highway to you!

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Simple Tips to Keep Motorcycle Troubles at Bay

Whether you have recently bought a motorcycle or are looking to buy one, it is important to know about how to keep it in top shape. No matter the age of the motorcycle, you need to do a number of things to prevent common troubles. While these are simple tasks that anyone can perform, they go a long way in ensuring seamless performance of your motorcycle. In this blog post, we share some such tips. Take a look.

Check Oils and Coolant

Ensuring that all oils and coolant are filled to the recommended levels is one of the prerequisites for a glitch-free performance of your motorcycle. Regularly check the levels of engine and brake oils in your motorcycle, and especially embarking on a long journey. While the change frequency of the engine oil depends on a number of factors such as type of motorcycle and engine size, generally, it should be replaced after 3000-4000 miles.

Check Tires

Given the extreme conditions the tires of your motorcycle endure, they demand constant care and attention. Tires not only play a critical role in ensuring the safety of the rider, they also influence the fuel efficiency of your motorcycle, which depends on factors such as tire width and air pressure. Make sure you regularly inspect the tires and maintain the air levels recommended by the manufacturer.

Check Filters

Oil and air filters play an instrumental role in deciding the overall performance and efficiency of your motorcycle. In fact, clogged filters not only deteriorate the performance of a motorcycle, they also shorten the lifespan of engine’s components and may also reduce its fuel efficiency. It is therefore important to check oil and air filters regularly, and change them as per the timelines prescribed the manufacturer.

Check Chain and Sprocket

After tires, it is the chain and sprocket set that operates under the most demanding conditions. Keep the chain and sprocket well lubricated and check the tension at least once a month. A loose chain increases the wear and tear, reducing the overall lifespan of the set. It is therefore important to maintain the right tension. If you notice the chain is hanging low, get the issue addressed as soon as possible.

Wrap Up

So these were some simple tips to keep your motorcycle in top shape. If, however, you are still looking to buy a vehicle, look no further than AutoBidMaster.com, a leading auto auction website that lists an exhaustive array of vehicles with clean title and salvage motorcycles for sale at affordable prices. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1 (503) 298-4300, fill out our contact form. To get started, register now!

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Understanding Sale Statuses

As one of Copart’s most trusted brokers, AutoBidMaster.com provides its clients with all the information and support they could potentially need to make their purchase of a salvaged vehicle. You can bid on any lots that Copart has to offer from any point of the globe, 24/7! In this blog post, we will be breaking down the different sorts of bidding statuses that can be found on our website, and what exactly each one stands for.

When choosing a vehicle to buy via AutoBidMaster.com, one of the most important things you should pay attention to is the sale status of the vehicle. The sale status of the vehicle is important for you as a potential buyer because of multiple reasons. The 3 sale statuses you may find under lots on AutoBidMaster are “On Approval”, “On Minimum Bid” and “Pure sale”.

If you see a vehicle on sale at AutoBidMaster.com with the sale status being on “Pure Sale”, that means there is no minimum bid or reserve price on the vehicle. The highest bidder at the end of the live auction will win the vehicle.

A vehicle that is being sold with the sale status being “On Minimum Bid” means that there is a reserve price that the vehicle owner has placed. If the minimum bid that was placed by the owner was not met to its full extent, the owner has until 5:00 pm PST one business day after the sale to accept or decline the bid.

Vehicles that are on sale with the sale status being “On Approval” are vehicles that will only be sold once the seller notifies Copart that he/she accepts the bid that was offered during the preliminary/live bidding stages. The seller has up to three business days (including the day of the sale) to inform Copart about his or her decision about accepting or declining the highest bid that was offered.

If you are new to AutoBidmaster and still have questions about our websites terminology or how our service works, feel free to in contact with our customer support at +1 503 298 4300

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Top Mid-Range Hybrid Cars of 2019

Hybrid cars have come a long way since the patent for the first hybrid car was filed by William H. Patton in 1889. The first major landmark was defined by the launch of the Toyota Prius in the late 90s, which captivated the hearts of auto buffs from the world over. More than a decade has passed since hybrid cars became mainstream and now they are giving traditional alternatives a run for their money, and are now even available in online auctions featuring salvage cars for sale. Continuing on the subject, in this blog post, we look at some of the top hybrid cars from 2019, that are worthy of your consideration. Take a look.

Toyota Prius 2019

Toyota Prius, starting at under $28,000, is still one of the most admired hybrids of all time. Powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of delivering 95 hp @ 5200 rpm, and a 600V Permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor, the Prius has a net power output of about 121 hp. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the front-wheel-drive sedan delivers 55/53/54 mpg (highway/city/combined).

Honda Civic Hybrid 2019

The Civic Hybrid is a powerful sedan that not only gets the job done, but does it in style. Elegant and luxurious, this Honda beauty is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder, 8-valve engine, and a fully electric bracket that promises 158 horsepower with both power sources engaged. The car delivers 40 miles per gallon in the city and 45 miles per gallon on the highway. Though the stats may not be as impressive as that of the Prius, for what it lacks in fuel economy, the Civic makes up with style and features.

Toyota Camry 2019

The Camry, another gem of a car from Toyota, is comparable to any luxury four-door vehicle. The Camry comes with a 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve engine that can pump out up to 203 hp @ 6600 rpm. The electric motor is also quite powerful and delivers about 70 hp. For a hybrid, the overall performance of the Camry is much smoother than many of the conventional vehicles available at similar price points. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the Camry delivers an impressive 44/47/46 (city/highway/combined).

Nissan Altima 2019

Nissan Altima, with an impressive power output of 248 hp, comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric starter motor. The new 2019 Nissan Altima is equipped with various standard and available features that are not available in the 2019 Camry. Though the car is exceptionally feature rich, the only downside seems to be its fuel economy that is somewhat less compared to other hybrid models available today. The car delivers 25 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.

Wrap Up

If you have your heart set on a hybrid but haven’t been able to bring one home due to financial constraints, all you need to do is register with a trusted auto auction website offering salvage cars for sale. AutoBidMaster.com is one such website that simply stands out of the crowd by featuring an exhaustive array of vehicles. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1 (503) 298-4300, fill out our contact form. To get started, register now!

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A Look at Different Types of ATVs

ATV, short for All Terrain Vehicles, are known for their exceptional capabilities that make them the go-to option for a number of tasks and applications. Whether you wish to explore uncharted territories or carry out day to day activities at a ranch, an ATV can do it all. While you can always count on websites featuring wrecked ATVs for sale to find one at an affordable price, you must keep in mind that there are various types of ATVs suitable for different needs and purposes. So, to help clear the smokescreen, we present an overview of some of the commonly available types of ATVs. Take a look.

Youth

As the name suggests, youth models are designed for children and teenagers and are cheaper than the models designed for adults. One of the distinctive factors in youth models is safety. Some of the models come with a feature that makes the engine stop if the rider falls off, to prevent them from being dragged after the fall. As far as engine capacity is concerned, youth models come with engines ranging from 50cc to 125cc.

Entry Level

Also called “recreational trail class”, entry level ATVs are designed for adults and come with engines ranging from 125cc to 250cc. The main feature of entry level models is their automatic transmission system that makes them an ideal choice for those who prefer a moderate speed and do not need to much in terms of power. Some classic examples of entry level ATVs include the Yamaha Raptor 250, Polaris Phoenix 200, Can-Am DS 250, Suzuki Ozark, Honda TRX250X, and the Kawasaki Bayou.

Utility Quads

Utility quads are serious workhorses that are designed for heavy-work purposes such as hauling cargo, plowing fields, and other such demanding tasks. Besides being popularly used in agricultural and construction businesses, utility quads are also the preferred option for hunters, fishermen, and campers. Although the suspension level in utility quads is quite limited, the engines the come with have enough power to deliver in any condition including rocky and rough, steep terrain.

High Performance

High performance ATVs are ideal for those who want nothing but the best in terms of performance. Characterized by breathtaking acceleration and engine power, high performance ATVs can easily cut through sand dunes, hilly terrain, and woods. The ultimate goal of high performance ATVs is to provide precision handling and exhilarating performance that are usually limited to race cars. The size of the engines in high performance ATVs range from 350cc to 700cc.

Wrap Up

When it comes to ATVs, there is rarely anything that they cannot do, provided you make an informed buying decision. We hope this blog post helps you narrow down your options to the one that meets all your prerequisites. If you are looking for wrecked ATVs for sale, the search ends at AutoBidMaster.com, one of the most trusted salvage auction websites featuring an exhaustive selection of ATVs from leading manufacturers, at affordable prices. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about any of the wrecked ATVs for sale listed with us, simply call 1 (503) 298-4300 or fill out our contact form. To get started with our wrecked ATV auctions, register now!

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Simple Tips for a Seamless Boating Experience

Many people wish to own a boat, but only a few are able to manifest their dream. If you too have been thinking about buying a boat but haven’t been able to go ahead with your decision due to financial constraints, don’t lose hope. The salvage boat auctions held at AutoBidMaster.com give you an easy way to own your dream boat without burning a hole in your pocket. But buying a boat at an affordable price is just half the task done, as you must know about how to keep it in perfect shape. So, to help, in this blog post, we present some simple tips to prevent some of the most common problems seen in boats. Take a look.

Flush the engine after every use

Whether you use your boat in fresh or saltwater, it is essential to flush the engine with fresh water after every use. Flushing the engine helps prevent salt crystals and deposits from damaging the vital components of the engine, and is also essential to get rid of sand, muck or other crud that may cause any damage. While the outboards in modern boats have built-in flushing systems, if your boat doesn’t have one, you can use a motor flusher.

Have a dedicated dry storage section

Despite the fact that having a dedicated dry storage area serves a number of purposes, not many people are aware about its significance. Having a dedicated dry storage area lets you store lifejackets, water toys, clothing and other gear without the risk of them getting wet. You can use this space to store anything that is prone to water retention, and the formation of mold and mildew. It is advisable to dry out lifejackets, towels, and clothing, before storing them.

Inspect the propellers regularly

Propellers, without a doubt, are one of the most important parts of the boat and therefore demand close attention. Before every outing, make sure the nut and cotter pin of the propeller are secured as per the specifications prescribed by the manufacturer. Also, check for dents, nicks or bent blades, as even a minor ding can hamper the overall performance of the boat. Checking the propellers is also essential if you hit a rock, the bottom, or any other hard object that may damage the propeller’s shaft or any other component.

Wrap Up

Contrary to popular notion, owning a boat doesn’t have to cost a fortune. While you can always count on a trusted auction site such as AutoBidMaster.com to get your hands on a reliable option at an affordable price, giving due consideration to maintenance is equally important. If you are yet to buy a boat, explore the options listed on the website to find your dream machine. If you have any questions, feel free to reach us at +1 (503) 298-4300, Monday to Friday, 6am to 4pm (GMT-8:00), or fill out our contact form. To get started with our salvage boat auctions, click here.

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New to RVing? Here’s a Beginner’s Guide

Life on the road can be pretty exciting, especially if you love adventure or want to experience life off-the-grid. One way to experience the ultimate of such a lifestyle is to own a recreational vehicle. You can easily bag amazing deals on a range of RV’s at auto auctions such as AutoBidMaster. Making the most of a recreational vehicle, however, demands some basic knowledge. If you are new the world of RVing, this blog post is for you. Read on as we share common terminology and some tips and tricks to help you get started.

Terminology

As with any other hobby or occupation, RVing comes with its fair share of terminology that you ought to know to make your life easier. Some of the notable ones are:

Breakaway switch

The breakaway switch refers to the switch which automatically triggers the brakes on the trailer in the event it becomes disconnected from the tow vehicle.

Booth Dinette/Free-standing Dinette

The Booth Dinette refers to a dining area that features two-seater seats and table. A free-standing dinette, on the other hand, refers to a dining area that features individual seats and a table in the middle.

Diesel Pusher/Diesel puller

A diesel puller is an RV whose engine is located at the front whereas a diesel pusher is one with a rear engine.

Dry weight

This is the weight of your RV excluding stuff like supplies, fuel, water, or passengers.

Misconceptions

It also helps to debunk some of the misconceptions that are commonly associated with RVs. Here is a snapshot of some of them.

  • Contrary to beliefs in some quarters, model numbers do not always indicate the length of the RV. This is because most manufacturers comply with such a configuration.
  • Buying an RV with a barely used generator is not a plus as prolonged idleness actually makes them vulnerable to accelerated wear and tear.
  • Also, RVs, no matter their size, do not require a special driving license.

Tips and Tricks

When you buy new or salvage RVs for sale, you will also need to know a few tricks to get you going. Here is a snapshot.

  • You can significantly reduce the weight of your RV by replacing the toilet and black tank combo with a composite solution and using aluminum in all your repairs.
  • Keep emergency traction items handy when traveling during the wet season.
  • Save propane by using solar or electric energy as much as you can.
  • Secure your battery using a locking accessory or battery shackle.
  • Keep a surge protector handy and always use it when connecting your trailer to an external power source.
  • Use enzyme packets to keep sewage smell in check.

Last Word

AutoBidMaster online RV auction opens up your world to lots of choice and amazing deals that significantly bring down the cost of ownership. All you have to do is Register online and start bidding in the comfort of your home or on the go. Browse through available deals on salvage recreational vehicles for sale. You can call us at +1 (503) 298 4300 to discuss your requirement or get answers to all your questions on RV auto auctions.

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Steps To Make Your First Purchase From AutoBidMaster

As one of Copart’s first and most trusted brokers, AutoBidMaster.com allows users from any point of the globe to be able to bid directly on Copart lots. On a daily basis hundreds of people bid and buy salvaged vehicles via AutoBidMasters broker services, allowing them to save big time on cars from the United States. Even though the concept of how AutoBidMaster works is fairly simple, our customer support team receives dozens of identical questions on a daily basis, with the main one recently being on how to make the first purchase from AutoBidMaster. Below you will find a step by step tutorial on how to register and be able to place your first bid at AutoBidMaster.com

  1. Register

Registering on AutoBidmaster is very simple. Head over to www.autobidmaster.com and fill in the information required. Just like on any website, leave your name, last name and email address. Please do make sure that you provide accurate information since when you make your purchase, we will use the information you gave us when registering to finalize and submit your purchase to the auction.

2. Purchase A Package

On AutoBidMaster.com you will find 3 difference sort of packages you can choose from. Basic, Advanced and Premium. Each package is unique in its own way and has its own perks that can help you save a hefty amount when purchasing salvaged vehicles via AutoBidMaster.com.

Basic Membership
Purchase Limit- 1
Maximum Bid- $4,000
Transaction Fee- $250 or < 10% (whichever is greater)
Free Vin Check- None
Live Bidding- Not available
Dedicated customer care manager- No

We recommend the basic membership to clients that do not plan on purchasing more than one vehicle that costs more than $4,000.

Advanced Membership
Purchase Limit- Unlimited
Maximum Bid- Unlimited
Transaction Fee- $250 or < 6% (whichever is greater)
Free Vin Check- 5
Live Bidding- Available
Dedicated customer care manager- Available

Premium Membership
Purchase Limit- Unlimited
Maximum Bid- Unlimited
Transaction Fee- $250 or < 3% (whichever is greater)
Free Vin Check- 10
Live Bidding- Available
Dedicated customer care manager- Available

3. Add A Security Deposit

For you to be able to bid on vehicles via AutoBidMaster.com you must first deposit a security deposit that should be a minimum of $400, depending on the bid amounts you plan on making.

4. Upload Your Driver’s License or Passport

This step is crucial in the registration process since if you do not provide us with an ID and security deposit, you will not be able to place any bids. Please make sure you provide a valid form of ID. This information will be used to confirm the purchase of the salvaged vehicle you buy via our platform.

After you have went through and completed these four steps, you are ready to start bidding and purchase a salvaged vehicle from a Copart auction. If you have any more information, feel free to get in contact with our customer support team.

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Buying a Vehicle? Here are the Things to Consider

While you can always count on a trusted salvage car auction websites such as AutoBidMaster.com to buy a car at an affordable price; the increase in choices has made the task a lot more complicated. So, to help you select the best car that meets your needs and offers great value for money, in this blog post, we provide some of the things to consider when comparing different car models. Read on.

Safety Features

When comparing cars, it is important to check the security features of each car model, as they not only help prevent the car occupants from getting injured during the collision, but also help avoid accidents. Check the condition of airbags, ABS, seat belts, and other safety features in each car that you consider. As much as possible, prioritize cars with advanced safety features. For instance, look for cars that have seatbelts with built-in pretensioners or airbags with sensors for faster triggering.

Fuel Economy

Another key factor to consider when comparing cars before buying one is each model’s fuel economy. This particular aspect starts to become important as the price of gasoline continues to increase, and therefore, having a car with great fuel efficiency means one less thing to worry about. This allows a buyer to realize significant savings from reduced fuel consumption, which can be used for other vehicle-related expenses such maintenance and insurance.

Power Output

A car’s power output is also an important aspect that should be considered when comparing different models, especially for those who want to buy high performance vehicles. Buyers should consider the size of the engine, the transmission used on the car, and the maximum power output of each model to determine which of them can live up to their expectations.

Wrap Up

Now that you know the important thing to consider when comparing cars, the next step is getting into action. If you are looking for a trusted salvage car auctions website, look no further than AutoBidMaster.com, a leading salvage auto auction website that features an exhaustive array of vehicles with clean and salvage titles. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at +1 (503) 298-4300 or fill out our contact form. To get started, register now!

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