What to Expect When Participating in Industrial Equipment Auctions

Almost every business, no matter how big or small, is always on a lookout for ways to bring down its operating costs and improve efficiency. That is the reason behind the increasing number of businesses turning to industrial equipment auctions. Known to offer a wide array of industrial equipment for sale at affordable prices, the industrial equipment auctions hosted by AutoBidMaster are the place to be if you need to buy industrial equipment without breaking the bank. To help you get started, this blog post provides an overview of what to expect when participating in industrial equipment auctions. Read on. (more…)

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Top 5 Cars to Lookout for in 2019

With the latest from the automotive world promising ever growing feature lists, long gone are the days when automobiles used to be mere modes of transport. Manufacturers from around the world are working tirelessly to one up each other by producing hi-tech cars with groundbreaking features, and 2019 is going to be no different. The years ahead will witness the introduction of a number of highly awaited cars, five of which we will discuss in this blog post. While you may have to wait for a while to get your hands on the vehicles we have listed, you can always buy their existing models through our salvage cars auctions. Continuing on the subject, let’s look at five cars that are all set to turn heads in 2019. (more…)

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Car Safety Features Explained: Part 2 of 3

Cars these days deliver unmatched drive quality and the thrill of being behind a high-performance machine, but there’s nothing more important than safety. When looking to buy a car, you need to make sure the car is secure, and if budget is a constraint, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on safety. AutoBidMaster.com is an online platform to buy premium cars at affordable prices at online used car auctions. Continuing on the subject, here’s the second part of this three-part series on car safety features. Take a look.

  1. Daytime Running Lights

    Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are separate lights or the low beam headlights on your vehicle, which are on during the day for better visibility during the day when the visibility is low. A sensor detects the ambient lighting and automatically turns on the DRL for added on-road safety. DRL are the most useful during the dawn to dusk hours when the main headlights are off.

  2. Rearview Camera

    Comprising a number of sensors, a camera at the back of the car, and a display on the dashboard, a rearview camera is one of the key safety features to look when buying a car. The camera allows you to get a clear visual on what’s behind the vehicle and help you avoid bumping into small objects, children, or pets. A reversing camera also offers a more ergonomic way to reverse your vehicle without having to turn back or to your side.

  3. Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Seatbelt pretensioner system is one of the safety systems which can save your body and head from injuries in the event of a collision. The pretensioner system uses sensors to detect a sudden deceleration of the vehicle and sends an explosive charge to engage a concealed piston. The piston quickly retracts the belt fabric to push the front-seated passengers firmly into their seats to receive maximum protection benefit of the front airbags.

The Takeaway

Most top-end cars come with comprehensive safety features that cover you on all sides. The only way the price of the car won’t affect your buying decision is when you get one at an affordable price, and that is exactly what AutoBidMaster.com offers. Participate in our online used car auctions to explore a wide range of affordable used and salvage cars, and bid at any car of your choice. If you have any questions, fill out our contact form or call +1 (503) 298-4300.

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Car Safety Features Explained: Part 1 of 3

Whether you are looking to buy a new car or get one from online live auctions sites such as AutoBidMaster.com, it is important to ensure the car you choose has comprehensive safety features. Advancements in automotive technologies have made it possible for manufacturers to roll out safer and more reliable cars with more advanced safety features than before. In the first part of this three-part blog series, we provide an overview of some of the key safety features to look for when buying a car. Take a look.

  1. Auto Emergency Braking (AEB)

    Auto Emergency Braking (AEB) enables the driver to use maximum braking capacity in case of an imminent crash. The safety system may also apply independent brakes if the driver is unable to react in time. AEB works in mainly 3 categories:

    1. Low-speed system for city streets to prevent crashes and non-life threatening injuries such as whiplash
    2. Higher speed system scans up to 200 meters ahead of your vehicle using long range radar to avoid a crash at higher speeds
    3. The pedestrian system scans the road ahead to analyze relative pedestrians movement with the car to avoid a crash

    Cars can have one or more than one AEB systems and with different names, depending on the manufacturer. For instance, Alfa Romeo labels AEB as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Audi calls it Pre Sense Plus, BMW uses Driving Assistant Plus instead of AEB, and Ford calls it Active City Stop. You can look for these models at any of our salvage car auctions online.

  2. Active Cruise Control

    Active Cruise Control or Adaptive Cruise Control uses lasers or a radar system to detect the speed and movement of the cars ahead, so you can maintain a safe distance and apply brakes well within time. Once you turn on the ACC, you can set a maximum speed and the desired distance from any car ahead. The system usually comes paired with a pre-crashing system that may also apply emergency brakes in case of an imminent crash. The ACC may get hampered by heavy rain, dense fog, or snow.

  3. Blindspot Detection System (BDS)

    Developed by Volvo a decade ago, Blindspot Warning System is a safety feature that allows you to have a 360° view of the surroundings of the car. The system uses sensors or a radar system to track any car that is behind or trying to overtake your vehicle from any of the sides. The BDS may send you a warning by flashing light on the side view mirror, a beep, or steering wheel vibration if it detects a possible collision. Make sure the car you choose to buy at any online live auctions sites has BDS.

Choose a Safe Car at Salvage Car Auctions Online

Safety features should be a priority when buying a car. No matter the price of the car, it should have the maximum numbers of safety features. If budget is a constraint, AutoBidMaster has got you covered. By participating in our online auctions, you can find high-end salvage cars with almost every safety feature, and that too at affordable prices. You can register for free here and avail our member benefits. If you have any questions about our bidding process or any of the vehicles listed with us, fill out our contact form or call +1 (503) 298-4300.

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All You Need to Know about the 2018 Honda Odyssey Trims

A fun family minivan, the 2018 Honda Odyssey is one of the vehicles that lets you and your family experience the road like never before. Featuring advanced tech and safety features, along with ample interior space, the Honda Odyssey ranks among the top options in its segment. If you are planning to buy a family car, the Odyssey deserves your consideration. If budget is a constraint, AutoBidMaster is a place where you can buy junk cars for sale at affordable prices. To help you decide, we present an overview of the different Honda Odyssey trims.

Engine Options

While the features on all the trims are different, all the trims are powered by the same 280-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine that is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and delivers a combined fuel economy of 22 mpg.

LX

The Honda Odyssey LX has a third-row Magic Seat that enables maximum utilization of space to comfortably accommodate passengers and cargo. Other features include a multi-angle camera that helps by providing a 360-degree view of your surroundings and facilitates parallel parking.

EX

Some of the features include a blind spot information system that helps keep a tab on vehicles or pedestrians in the blind spots and avoid an accident, and Smart Entry that utilizes state-of-the-art technology to open the door before you reach the vehicle.

EX-L

Some of the features in the Honda Odyssey EX-L includes a navigation system that displays accurate, up-to-the-minute information about routes and traffic conditions, and an available rear-seat entertainment system. The trim also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel to add an element of class and luxury.

Touring

The Honda Odyssey Touring features 18-inch wheels that offer unmatched style and sturdiness to the vehicle. Other features include an advanced standard rear-seat entertainment system and hands-free-access power tailgate to make easy work of loading and unloading cargo.

Elite

The Elite passenger van features heated/ventilated front seats for superior comfort, and a state-of-the-art wireless phone charger to help you stay connected throughout the drive. The car also has an 11-speaker audio system featuring unbeatable sound quality.

Wrap Up

Now that you have gone through the list of different trims of the 2018 Honda Odyssey and the available features, it must be easy to choose a trim that suits your expectations and driving style. If budget is a constraint, AutoBidMaster has the perfect solution to your problem. We are an online platform where you can participate in repairable salvage cars auctions and buy used cars for sale at affordable prices. Register now to start bidding on your favorite car. If you have any questions, fill out our contact form or call +1 (503) 298-4300.

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How to Protect the Undercarriage of Your Car from Rust

Most car owners overlook the underside of their vehicles during repair and maintenance, which can be a costly mistake. This part of a car is susceptible to rusting and corrosion, as it frequently comes into contact with water, mud, salt, and debris. There are a few ways to prevent rust from gnawing away the undercarriage of your car. Whether you’re buying a brand new car or one of the online salvage cars for sale, the following tips will help in preventing rusting and corrosion of the undercarriage of your car. Read on. (more…)

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Exploring Some Lesser-Known Sides of Convertible Cars

Convertible cars signify freedom and being at one with nature and are much more useful and practical than most people think. Unfortunately, cabriolets have been subjected to unfair assumptions and criticisms for long, which makes them appear undesirable to some people. If you are attending one of the USA auto auctions online, don’t hesitate to check out some of the convertible models on sale. This post clears some of the misunderstandings and highlights a few lesser-known facts about convertibles. Read on.

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A Look at 4 Future Automotive Technologies

From radio systems to high-tech touch displays, automobile industry has witnessed a number transitions with technological advancements that have now long-surpassed displays and entertainment systems. The hot topics nowadays, in terms of automotive technologies, are V2X communication and self-driving cars. If you are looking for salvage cars with advanced technological features, check out the vehicles listed at AutoBidMaster. Continuing on the subject, in this blog, we look at four auto technologies that are likely to gain prominence in times to come. Read on.

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Car Safety Features Explained: Part 3 of 3

Concluding the blog series – “Car Safety Features Explained”, we bring to you the last installment about the safety features that make a car worth your money. A car with all the safety features mentioned in this blog series is an ideal car to drive, be it on city roads, highways, or off-road trails. If you have a limited budget, participate in the junk car auctions held at AutoBidMaster.com to buy pre-owned and repairable salvage cars at affordable prices. Continuing the discussion, we present the last set of safety features to look for, no matter whether buying junk cars or getting one from a showroom. Read on.

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High Ground Clearance in SUVs: A Practical Design or Trade-Off with Safety?

One striking feature in SUVs and crossovers is their high ground clearance, but auto enthusiasts are divided into two camps over practicality and safety. Though it goes without saying that high ground clearance means better road view for the driver, some say it comes at the cost of stability and control. Whether you are planning to buy an SUV from salvage cars for sale or already own one, knowing the role of ground clearance is essential before going ahead with a purchase. Continue reading to clear the smokescreen.

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