Things to Consider when Buying a Used BMW Car

BMW, short for Bavarian Motor Works, is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Bavaria. World-renowned for their luxury and safety standards, BMW cars are a hit in both new and used car markets in the US and other parts of the world. The brand has also been associated with legendary motor sporting events such as Formula 1 and the Isle of Man TT. If you too are a BMW fan who is considering used BMW cars for sale, here are three things you should keep in mind when making a buying decision.

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2018 Audi Q7 vs. 2018 Range Rover Velar: A Face-Off

The luxury SUV segment has many highly sophisticated options, engineered for off-road excursions. While the choices are endless, two cars that rank high in the segment are Audi Q7 and Range Rover Velar. While the cost of the cars will not be a constraint with AutoBidMaster, as you can buy almost any car at our salvage cars auctions at an affordable price; the only challenge is choosing the better of the two – the one that better suits your style and needs. So, to help, in this blog post, we give you an overview of both the contenders.

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3 Car Mods that Have Specific Rules in New Jersey

Although most laws guarding car modifications are applicable throughout the country, some states have specific regulations, with one such state being New Jersey. Whether you are a resident or planning to shift to New Jersey, it is essential to know the different car mod regulations, especially when buying a vehicle. If on the course of buying your dream car but are facing budget constraints, the ideal way out is to participate in NJ state auto auctions held at a reliable website, such as AutoBidMaster.com. Continuing on the subject, in this blog post, we cover three car mods that have specific rules in New Jersey. Read on.

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4 Common Reasons Why Your Car’s AC Could be Ineffective

A car’s air condition system has a number of parts, such as a compressor, condenser, receiver, expansion valves, and evaporators. Constant use or external damage can cause the components of a vehicle’s air conditioning system to lose their efficiency. Whether you own a vehicle that has an ineffective AC or are looking to buy a vehicle and gain knowledge of the system, this blog post is for you. Read on as we cover four common reasons why your car’s AC might not be as effective as it used to be. Take a look.

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Things to Look for when Buying a Used Car

As the population rises among metropolitans across the word, more and more people are opting for personal cars for their daily commute as well as for leisure. As a result, the used car market is also booming all around the country. According to a survey, the market grew from 35.7 million in 2010 to 42.7 million in 2017, which also explains the constant increase in the number of salvage car auctions in the country. Buy a used car not only saves money, but also helps reduce our carbon footprint on the planet and contribute towards more sustainable consumption of resources. Buying a used or salvaged car, however, requires some research to avoid making a wrong investment. If you are planning to buy a used or salvaged car, we are here to help. Read on as we present the things to look for when buying a used car.

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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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