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I Want to Sell My Car Quick – How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

It doesn’t matter if you plan on purchasing a used car or if you’re thinking “I want to sell my car quick”, or you’re just starting to throw the idea around. If you don’t like the smell of cigarettes and the car you find, or the one you’re selling reeks with smoke, you’ve dropped the pool of choices way down. Here at Car Buyer USA we don’t mind if the cars we take in are from previous owners who liked to light up while driving and we are experts at getting it removed. We buy cars every day all over the U.S. and many don’t only need deodorizing, but deep cleaning. We realize people of all walks-of-life, selling a car or not, may want to get rid of a smoke smell and might need a little help on how to go about it. Nevertheless, whether you’re going to sell your car quick to us, do a private sale on your own, or trade your vehicle in, it’s a good idea to get rid of smoke before a potential buyer slips away; it’s really the best way to sell a car if you’re looking to optimize the sell price.

Clean and Air It Out First

  1. Remove all belongs and every sliver of trash.
  2. Vacuum ALL the interior, this means all surfaces front to back and side to side; don’t forget to vacuum the seat covers well if you have them.
  3. Remove and vacuum the floor mats and seat covers (run them through a washer if the tag instructions allow). Note: If the floor mats are machine washable, we don’t recommend washing these together. A hose works well for the mats and laying them outside and let them air dry works well too.
  4. If possible use a handheld vacuum, or one with an attachment that will get into the deepest crannies.
  5. Clean! Clean! Clean your vehicle’s inside well. Note: Refer to your vehicle’s user manual for cleaning recommendations.
  6. A 1:1 ration of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle coupled with a microfiber cloth is a good choice for the steering wheel, interior side panels, dashboard, console, etc.
  7. # 6 may work well for all glass and mirrors (inside and out), but a good class cleaner will remove cigarette residue as well.

Time to Ventilate

  1. Start the engine.
  2. Roll all the windows down.
  3. Spray an odor neutralizer into all the vents.
  4. Set the air conditioner to the lowest setting and turn the fan on high. Note: Do NOT turn the recycle the inside air on. You want the outside air to help flush out the smoke scent of the car.
  5. Change the a/c over to heat and be sure it’s on the highest setting.
  6. Repeat steps #3 and #4.

Hopefully, following these tips will omit the problem, but sometimes even the best efforts won’t remove a cigarette scent from a vehicle. Drastic measures to get it take care of would be to turn to reupholstering, new carpets, and new roof material (headliner).

If you don’t have the time to do the work, no worries. We buy cars FAST, SAFE and EASY so you can sell your car to us smoke and all! We’ll give you a high instant cash offer and once we agree on a fair price you’ll get money in the bank quick. However, if you’re one who prefers letting a professional take care of it, you’re most likely looking at $125 to $200 or better; but when “I want to sell my car quick” is stuck in your head and you’re determined to find a buyer fast, then it’s probably worth it. How to get rid of a smoke smell really doesn’t take a genius to do it, and our tips above are worth trying first to save some money and sell your car quick for more. But really, if you want to know the best way to sell a car, fill out our short form for that high quote we mentioned and get the ball rolling now and get rid of smoke, stains, and pains today.

How to Sell a Car in a Private Sale Florida

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 14, 2019
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Have you been thinking, “I’ve got to sell my car?” Selling a car in a private sale is definitely doable in Florida, though it can be a long drawn out and even a little confusing and even complicated at times. We buy cars every day in Florida, and we make it easy for you, but we realize not everyone is easily convince on how fast, safe, and easy our process is. This is why we’re here to prove it. How? By providing information for the DIYers and then telling you how we take the hassles out in just a few easy steps. <2>Before the Sale

The first thing you need to know is you can get an instant cash offer now from us and stop reading right now. However, if you’re one who thinks you can get a higher price for your car, truck, van, or SUV yourself then by all means, give it a whirl.

If a seller has already purchased a new car and the license plate has been transferred, then the sell is required to apply for a temporary demonstration only tag so potential buyers can test drive the vehicle. You’ll need proof of insurance for a the temporary tag to be issued.

Notes for the seller:

  • The seller is required to transfer the title over to the buyer.
  • If the title is paper and has been misplaced or lost, the seller will need to apply for a duplicate title before the car can be sold.
  • Complete and submit an HSMV 82101 form along with the applicable duplicate title fee to your local DHSMV service center. Some counties have expedited service available for a $10 fee in addition to standard title fees.
  • Electronic titles require both the seller and buyer be present at DHSMV to secure a title replacement (HSMV 82994 or 82092). The official odometer reading will be required and both parties must have a valid photo ID.

Car for Sale Curbstoning Advertising

In Florida you are prohibited by law to park any vehicle on private property or on public right of ways for the purpose of selling it without permission from the property owner. This is known as “curbstoning”. Florida law also presumes a person, corporation, or partnership that offers for sale, sells, buys, deals, or displays a vehicle for sale within a three-month period, or more in a 12-month period, to be a motor vehicle dealer. Anyone meeting these criteria must have the appropriate state issued license to do so.

Selling a Car with an Existing Lien

In the state of Florida, you cannot legally sell a car privately if it has an existing lien. The lien must be satisfied before the car can be legally sold and the lien holder must have reported the lien release to DHSMV. Once this has been successfully completed, the car is free and clear to be sold and the title transferred.

Notes:

  • When trading the car in at a dealership, the lien can exist. The dealership then has 10 days to satisfy the lien before they can legally resale the car.
  • You do not need to request a paper title when trading in a car at a licensed Florida dealership.

Out-Of-State Title – The VIN Inspection

If you have a title issued from a state other than Florida, you must complete and submit a Vehicle Identification Number and Odometer Verification form by the owner and one of the following:

  • Florida DHSMV compliance examiner/officer
  • Florida notary public
  • Licensed Florida motor vehicle dealer
  • Law enforcement officer

Are you starting to notice how much easier it would be to sell your car quick to us? We buy cars and we are your go-to specialists.

Wrapping Up and Completing the Sale

To protect bother the seller and the buyer, it is encouraged by DHSMV to complete the sales transaction in a motor vehicle service center for proper transfer of a title.

Transfer of Title by Seller section must be completed including:

  • Buyer name and address
  • Odometer information
  • Sell price
  • Date Sold

For the title to be successfully transferred over into the buyer’s name:

  • An Application for Certificate of Title with/without Registration from
  • Attach the form to the title
  • Submit to a motor vehicle service center

Note: To avoid a late transfer penalty fee, this must be done within 30 calendar days.

Recording the Mileage

Florida titles have space for the odometer disclosure reading and the odometer reading at the time of purchase must be written in on the title application. Both the buyer and seller must acknowledge odometer disclosures on title transactions.

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

Filing an HSMV 82050 form protects the seller!

As the seller, you are required by Florida law to file an HSMV 82050 form with a local motor vehicle service center. By do so your name as the registered vehicle owner will be removed and release you from all liability. The new buyer becomes the responsible party from the date of the sell to apply and obtain a current registered titled. If the buyer fails to secure a new title, and the seller does NOT submit a completed HSMV 82050 form. The seller can still be held responsible and liable even if they no longer have possession of the car. DHSMV recommends the seller keep copies of the certificate of title, any other transaction type documentation, and bill-of-sale and have it notarized.

Just think, if you get your instant cash offer now you can sell your car quick to us and have cash in your bank fast, safe, and easy. We buy cars and take all the hassles out! So when you think, “sell my car”, think Car Buyer USA!

Plate Removal

When you’ve sold your car, you take the license plates, not the buyer. If the plates are not being transferred over to a new/used car then they must be turned into a motor vehicle service center.

Seller’s Checklist

  • If needed, apply for a temporary demonstration only tag
  • If needed, conduct a VIN inspection
  • Record odometer reading on title
  • Complete title transfer in a motor vehicle service center
  • Remove license plates from the sold car
  • If applicable, surrender the license plate
  • File a Notice of Sale – HSMV 82050 form

See, how to sell a car in a Florida private sale is not as easy as 1-2-3. It is time consuming, can be complicated and confusing, and a hassle. We put easy as 1-2-3 in and give you the highest instant cash offer you will find anywhere else. We buy cars the smart way – FAST, SAFE, and EASY so you can sell your car quick to us. So remember, when you think, “sell my car”, think Car Buyer USA! We are in Florida with a preferred network partner ready to inspect your car, truck, van, or SUV now. We make it out business to get cash in your bank fast! To get started, find the closest preferred partner location near you and complete our short form. One of our friendly agents will be in touch soon.

Tailgate Party at the Super Bowl LIII 2019 in Georgia and Sell Your Car Quick the Next Day!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 07, 2019

Don’t have tickets to Super Bowl LIII 2019 in Georgia? Don’t let that stop the tailgate party! Just because you don’t have a pricey ticket doesn’t mean you need to miss all the fun! So many football fans will be in a parking lot on Sunday, February 3rd throwing down for the big game! You’ll fit right into all the excitement and energy game day brings with it, so grab some friends, pack up all the tailgating tools and the cooler, and party like it’s 2019 at Mercedes Benz! The next day you can sell your car to us because ya’ know, we buy cars fast, safe, and easy. How to sell a car with a lien is easy too. It’s really no big deal to us and we’ll walk you right through the process. With or without a bank note on it, we still give you the highest instant cash offer you’ll find anywhere else and in as little as 20-seconds! How’s that for convenient and awesome service?


Mercedes Benz Stadium Tailgating Rules

Football fans are allowed to tailgate at the most of the parking garages that surround the stadium (see designated parking lots here). All lots will open allowing fans in about five hours prior to kickoff. Cars can take up just one parking space, including chairs, all tailgating equipment, coolers, and grills. No supplies cannot go beyond the parking space or impede vehicles driving through the lot.

How to Sell a Car in Georgia Quick

Has “sell my car” been swirling around in your head for days, weeks, or months? Is your noggin’ driving crazy? No worries! We can make it stop! If you’re in Georgia, or traveling in from out of state, it’s so much easier than may you think to sell your car quick and we’re here to tell you how. You just simply provide us a little information by filling out our short form and as in as little as 20-seconds you get the highest instant cash offer you’ll find anywhere else! Really, that’s it.

Here’s to the best Georgia Tailgate Party at Super Bowl LIII 2019 anyone has seen before you and selling your car quick the next day! We don’t drag our feet; we buy cars fast, safe, and easy. That means you can sell your car quick – even with a bank note on it we’ll walk you through on how to sell a car with a lien. We are your go-to car buyer and we’ll prove it! One thing we cannot help you with is remembering to have friend drive their car too. You’ll to need a ride home.

How To Sell A Car In Florida – Sell My Car

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 03, 2019

Car Buyer USA is an expert on selling cars in every Continental U.S. state; and we buy cars in all of them as well (even if you still have a bank note on it, we’ll tell you how to sell a car with a lien.) If you live in the state of Florida and you’ve found yourself saying, “I want to sell my car”, there are a few things you'll need to take care of before you’re able to officially sell your car. As with laws in other states, Florida regulates the sale of vehicles and transferring titles from one owner to another. In order to sell Florida used cars, you’ll need a full set of guidelines required from your local Florida DMV. This packet will include all the necessary paperwork and other documents needed to legally transfer the title to a new owner. Selling cars is fairly straightforward, but does require a decent amount of time and a mindful approach and we’ve got you covered on how to sell a car in Florida. We take the hassle out and put the easy in. If you want to skip the headaches, go ahead and get a high instant cash offer now.

Prepping Ahead Of Time

Be sure you’re ready and have thought of everything before the day arrives to sell your car, quick for that matter.

  • Get your high instant cash offer from us first.
  • Don’t forget to get all the paperwork you’ll need from DMV.
  • Vehicle inspection report is required – an inspection service or a certified mechanic must inspect the car. Florida state law also mandates an official mileage reading is taken and the accurate odometer reading needs to be entered on the title when the vehicle’s title is officially signed over to the new owner.

Title Transfer

Now that you have a copy of the vehicle inspection report and have obtained the official mileage reading both parties will need to be present to officially sign over the title to the new owner. To properly and legally do this follow these steps.

  1. Collect the money from the buyer before handing over the title.
  2. Enter official odometer mileage reading along with all other required information.
  3. Both the seller and buyer must sign and date the title.
  4. A bill-of-sale – may be hand written – must be provided.

The title is the document that officially indicates the legal owner and is what stands between you being held accountable for the new owner’s actions with the car or being free and clear from all liability.

New Owner – Obtain and Completing New Registration for the Vehicle

Once you sell your car to the new owner, he/she must re-register the vehicle no matter if it will stay in the state of Florida or be transported to another state. Remember, we’re the expert at buying used cars (even if there is a current lien.) We buy cars in Florida all the time and we can make this a hassle free and easy process for you. Let us take care of the headache part so you sit back and relax.

  • You must have the bill-of-sale to register the vehicle in your name.
  • As the new owner, you’ll need to obtain a registration application along with all accompanying documentation required from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. (If registering the vehicle out of state, check with your local DMV for state laws and rules.)
  • Even if the car’s registration is currently active by the previous owner, as the new owner you must re-register it in your name.

Note: Your local tax collector uses the sale price listed on the bill of sale to verify and assess the proper tax. If you don’t provide a signed bill of sale, the tax collector has the legal right to refuse accepting the sales price or to register the vehicle for you.

What to Include on the Bill Of Sale

  • Current owner includes their contact info
  • Include the VIN, make, model, and model year
  • Car ownership history
  • Purchase amount
  • Signatures from the seller and the buyer

Current/Previous Owner Note: Don’t forget to remove the license plate / tag to turn into your local Florida DMV.

IMPORTANT: Florida DMV Still Considers You the Current Owner

It’s a good idea to escort the new buyer to DMV.

Florida law requires the new owner to re-register the car in his/her own name within 30 days after the sale. As you can imagine, this doesn’t always happen. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recommends the seller to meet the buyer at the local tax collector’s office to complete the sales transaction; this allows you to be removed from any liability and provides you peace of mind.

When to Cancel Insurance

As the previous owner, once you have legally turned in your plates to DMV you can safely cancel insurance. If you cancel before the plates have been turned in you could lose your driving privileges.

Wrapping Up

We buy cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs SAFE, FAST, and EASY. We can make this hassle free for you. How’s it done? Right from your couch.

  • Get your instant cash offer.
  • Fill out our short form.
  • Sit back, relax and for one of our friendly agents to call you with the next steps; which will be soon by the way.

Now that you know, we buy cars fast in Florida and how you can sell your car quick to us, why not fill out our short form and get started? We buy cars in Florida constantly and if you need a little help through the process, we can walk you through it step-by-step. So when you’re thinking, “sell my car”, think Car Buyer USA. We walk you through every step of how to sell a car in Florida and make it SAFE, FAST, and EASY. Get an instant cash offer now – in as little as 20-seconds – and get cash in your bank today!

How to Sell a Car in Texas

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 02, 2019

What’s the saying; everything’s bigger in Texas? Well we have some good news for all used car owners in the star-state; the legal process in Texas to sell a car doesn’t come with a big hassle. As a matter-of-fact, to sell a car in Florida, Alabama, SC, Colorado, Georgia, or across America for that matter, is pretty much the same without a lot of hoops. Any unique bumps in the road will be small ones. Yep we buy cars anywhere in the Continental U.S. Keep reading to learn how to sell a car in Texas.

Whether you live in the Zapata or Dallas area, it works the same. It’s simple; you just fill out some paperwork and hand it to the nice person behind the counter.

Make Sure You Prep

Make sure you’re prepared and have thought of everything before the day you sell your car.

  • Get a high instant cash offer first.
  • The law in Texas mandates a vehicle be insured at the time of the sale, so make sure your insurance policy is current.
  • The seller has a legal responsibility to insure the car for the first 30-days after it’s sold – do NOT forget to work with your carrier to set the termination date.
  • You’ll need the title
  • If you've lost the title, you'll need to complete Form VTR-34, Application for a Certified Copy of Title, at your local Department of Motor Vehicles or online via the Texas DMV's website. The application requires a signed lien release – if there’s not one currently on record, an ID, and there’s a fee ranging from $2 to $5.45.

Title Transfer

Once you have some of the paperwork finished, you guessed, there’s more paperwork. Texas law requires the transfer of the title over to the new owner within one month from the date the car was sold. Failing to do this could cause you to be held accountable for tickets, toll violations, and crimes committed with the vehicle. To prevent this and release yourself from all liability, you must file a Texas Vehicle Transfer Notification – Form 130-U.

Now the title comes into play. You’ll see a section where the owner (you) signs the car over to the new owner.

  • Complete the required sections being sure to include the date of sale, the sale price, and an accurate odometer reading.
  • Once filled out, signed, and you have the cash from the sale in your hands, give it to the buyer.
  • For extra security, include a signed copy of Form 130-U.

Bill of Sale Optional

Part of knowing how to sell a car in Texas, is knowing what the law does and does not require. In the case of a bill of sale it’s not required by law to provide the buyer with one, but if you do:
  • include your contact info
  • put the VIN on it, make, model, and model year
  • the car’s ownership history
  • the purchase amount
  • and signatures from the seller and the buyer

How is it done? Well, from your couch of course!

  • Get your instant cash offer.
  • Fill out our short form.
  • Sit back for a short time and one of our friendly agents will call you with the next steps.
  • This is exactly how you can sell your car quick to us; and if you still have a bank note on it, we’ll tell you how to sell a car with a lien. We buy cars in Texas constantly and if you need a little help through the process, we’ll take you right through it step-by-step. So when you’re thinking, “sell my car”, think Car Buyer USA. We make it easy to sell a car in Texas.

Never Install Only Two Winter Tires – Here’s Why It’s A Very Bad Idea

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 14, 2018

What could go wrong with summer rubber tires on the rear of your car and winter tires on the front axle? We buy cars constantly – and you can get an instant cash offer now and sell your car quick to us – where weather can be harsh and often the vehicles come in with mismatching tires. People don’t realize you should never install only two winter tires, so here’s why it’s a very bad idea.

If you’re a cautious driver and the snow fall in your area is moderate, then all-season tires may work for you; just make sure they’re high quality. However, you should know, all-season are not as good as four winter tires and Car Buyer USA is not advising you to use all-season tires.

Something we advise against, is only putting cold-weather tires on your front axle and winter tires on the back. When this is done the grip of the single axle tires is off balance with the front-end axle’s tires. If you could drive straight, with the mismatched tires you’d probably be golden; but there are corners on the roads and this is where problems can come into play. Going at low speeds doesn’t eliminate any issues when turning and the car can spin and become out of the driver’s control. Other drivers on the road may in advertently become part of the out of control car’s path as well unable to avoid a collision.

We realize people can’t always buy winter tires; it’s an investment and money you may not have or want to spend. However, winter tires generally last multiple seasons so it’s not a yearly out-of-pocket expense.

Remember, you never want to install only two winter tires on your vehicle and we hope we’ve convinced you it’s a very bad idea. If you’re planning on selling your car and don’t want to spend the money on a set of winter tires, that’s ok. We buy cars fast, safe, and easy even if the tires are mismatched, balled, or brand new. Get an instant cash offer now and sell your car quick! All it takes to get started is filling out our short form and one of our friendly agents will be in touch soon.

BMW Manual Transmission – Around For Another Decade

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 03, 2018

It appears the brand’s M4 will be the only model to take the manual transmission torch into its final days. BMW says the manual transmission will be around for another decade. Being one of the favorite driver-focused cars in the market, BMW is committed to making a car that suits a businessperson. We buy cars of any brand, so if you want to sell your car quick, you can get an instant car offer from us, giving cars a befitting gearbox has always been the tradition of the automaker. BMW exhibited their upcoming G20 platform placing less priority on a manual transmission for their upcoming cars. But Road and Track engineers said people purchasing M cars for at minimum the next decade shouldn’t worry about this development. BMW's development chief, Klaus Fröhlich – BMW-veteran, discussed the future of BMW M cars manual transmission at the Los Angeles Auto Show. He announced the continuation of BMW's current six-speed manual transmission into the next generation M4, Fröhlich considers the M4 to be the "fortress" of BMW’s manual transmission.


"Honestly, the pure engineering answer is, you're much faster with paddles and an automatic transmission," Fröhlich told Road and Track at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. "They're very precise and sporty. Especially on the Nurburgring, you are much better in control when you're not taking one hand away [to shift]. I think, in the overall portfolio, manuals will disappear. But I think M4 should be the fortress of manual. So the last manual transmission which will die, it should die in an M4, as late as possible. That's my view."

Fröhlich accepts the flappy-paddle automatic gearbox is faster around the track, and admits the BMW’s niche market that has been and is built focused on very specific platform defining the M3 and M4 legacy – putting the power down to the rear wheels is the inline-six with a manual gearbox and a front-engine. Fröhlich says, the next generation M4 with a front-engine, which will be in production through 2027 or 2028, will have the same featured drivetrain as its predecessors. We hope this is the case as BMW tagged the M4 “Drift Machine”

Sadly, with the limitation in demand of three pedal M-cars that lashes out lots of torque, BMW isn't spending more in a new manual transmission at the moment. It’s very costly for the dependable and desired power output of a manual transmission Considering the cost of conducting a research and a new transmission design BMW feels she won't make a profit. "Honestly, you have a problem with manuals," Fröhlich continued later in the conversation. "Because we have these turbocharged engines with 600 N-m of torque, to develop such a high-torque manual transmission for such a small volume isn't profitable at all. So I tried to prolong the lifetime of the manuals, but we can't invest in developing a new manual transmission. No transmission partner will do that with us. So we are evolving our existing manuals as long as possible."

Fröhlich is a strict principled man, In the previous month, he lashed out on journalists proclaiming the E46 was the last "real" BMW the automaker produced. Fröhlich also supports keeping both rear-wheel-drive platforms and manual transmission alive for so long in favor of all-wheel-drive and automatic; but after the next generation M4, both coveted features may disappear and simply represent Fröhlich’s legacy at BMW.


BMW has gone on record we can look for the manual transmission to be around for at least another decade. Are you looking to upgrade to another 6-speed manual shift? Do you have an M series BMW, or any other car for sale? We buy cars and give you and instant cash offer in as little as 20-seconds. Sell your car quick and get cash in your bank FAST, SAFE, and EASY. All you need to do is fill out our short form to get started. Our live agents are waiting to talk to you.

Do You Know Why Tires Are Black?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Just so you know, we buy cars even if the tires are purple… well, maybe we’re just lucky tires are black. Regardless, if your tires are purple, green, yellow, or blue ask us if you can sell your car to us. No matter the color, we’ll still give you a high instant cash offer. The question up top though, is do you know why tires are black? Here’s a tidbit of info you may not know or never really noticed on classics, tires were white up until around WWI.


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According to Michelin Tire, “Original tires had a lighter shade because of the natural color of rubber.” Somewhere in 1917, fine manufactured soot called carbon black began being added to the rubber compound resulting in large increase in wear resistance, and Michelin launched its first black tires. They called them “Universal Tread Covers” and used “all roads and all weather” as their advertisement slogan. Obviously, an increase in wear resistance increase tire longevity. Per Jack Koenig, award-winning chemical engineer, a tire without carbon black in the mix would get under 5,000 miles. I don’t think anyone would buy tires with that expectation. Another tidbit of information about carbon black is it’s about twenty-five to thirty percent of used tires composition today, and to boot in addition to added wear resistance, it also improves general road handling and grip, and aids in protecting a tire from harmful UV rays that cause cracking.

Though it’s not clear how much WWI influenced black tires, the fact remains it’s the time when zinc oxide was out carbon black was in.

Ok, now that you know why tires are black, let’s talk how we can get you to sell your car quick to us. It’s fast. It’s safe. It’s easy. Just fill out our short form, wait as little as 20-seconds get a HIGH INSTANT CASH OFFER, and when you like it… we buy cars and we put cash in your bank.

How to Fix 6 Mistakes Every Driver Makes

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

We hate to say it, but for years you may have been making these common mistakes, every driver is guilty of them. Being in this business where we buy cars inherently comes with sharing important information to drivers. We’re not here just so we can entice you to get an instant cash offer and sell your car to us. We buy cars for a business but definitely want you to be safe too so we’ve pulled together a check list of sorts for you on how to fix mistakes you may be making.

#1

Incorrect Use - Ventilation Recirculation Button Slows Down De-Fogging Windows

In the colder months, don’t use this button. It will take longer to de-fog the windows. (For hotter months, using this button will allow your car air conditioner to cool faster.)

#2

Not Engaging the Parking Brake On with Automatics

You may think the parking brake is just for a standard transmission, but think again. Vehicles are heavy and should always be used when parking on a hill to lessen the stress on an automatic transmission. Regardless of the transmission type in your car, it’s a good habit to always engage the parking brake.

#3

When In Traffic Not Allowing 3-4 Feet of Space Between You and The Car In Front Of You

You never know when the car in front of you will breakdown and you’ll need room to maneuver around. There’s also the possibility a driver coming up from behind you may not stop short of your rear bumper. Leaving space may help keep the car in front of you out of the fender bender.

#4

Not Using the Shortcut Buttons Mounted On the Steering-Wheel

These were not invented for convenience, though they really are convenient, but for safety reasons. Just make a conscious effort to make these buttons a go-to habit and an accident is much more unlikely.

#5

Not Checking the Tires

Does this sound like a simple and silly one to list? Think again. It’s one of the things people ignore. The law in most states requires tires to have at minimum 2/23 of an inch of tread.

You can check this by placing a penny inside the groove of the treads. Make sure Abraham Lincoln’s head is facing you and upside down. If you can see his entire head, you need a new tire(s).

#6

Accepting the Fact and Ignoring You Have a Blind Spot OR Are In A blind Spot!

Drivers OFTEN do not pay attention to this enough or at all. When did so many people stop paying attention to this? I can’t tell you how many times a driver has started to ease on over into my lane. There’s just one problem with this; my car is in the exact spot he’s easing into!

This situation can be a perilous leading to an accident, injury, or worse. Since you really can’t put your faith in the other driver, it’s up to you to be on the defense and ease back a little or move forward ahead of a driver if you think you may be in their blind spot.

And remember this, you must do MORE than glance at your side view mirrors to insure there is no one in YOUR blind spots.

Final Words

Even if you may have been committing these driving no-no’s, it’s never too late to make new habits, and healthy ones at that. Being proactively on guard when driving out on the roads is definitely, how to fix mistakes every driver makes. Even if not all of these in our list feel familiar to you, think about them the next time you hit the road. If any of these are happening, it’s time for a new habit. And remember, you can get an instant cash offer now by simply filling out our short form and sell your car quick. We buy cars the FAST, SAFE, and EASY way and put FAST CASH in your bank!

Tomorrow's Trucks – Faster, Safer, and More Efficient 5G Will Change Their Future

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 19, 2018

There’s a lot of hype about 5G wireless networks centering on faster speeds for data on laptops and phones, but there’s a slew of devices that stand to benefit from a more quick and robust connection. The cars of tomorrow are set to get in on the action too. We may not be able to purchase cars with 5G yet, but we’re looking forward to it. We buy cars in any condition and give you an instant cash offer that can’t be beat. Don’t believe us? Get your quote now and we’re betting you’ll sell your car quick! How will the faster, safer, and more efficient 5G change tomorrow’s cars? Let’s take a look.


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In 2019, major U.S. carriers will be activating their 5G wireless networks… for devices already in existence, and those that will be the next generation for those devices too. What about cars? From the hype online, that’s still a few years away but when it does hit the road, vehicle owners will see benefits similar to a smartphone. Cool, right?

Taking the Web on the Road with You

We’re seeing modern cars of today equipped with some kind of local area Wi-Fi hotspot feature allowing passengers to use their cell phones to share an onboard 4G LTE connection. Let’s face it, LTE is fast, but when the 5G comes along, 4G is old news.

5G’s bandwidth and speed will increase so even all seats in a 7-passenger vehicle will be able to stream different Netflix shows without a glitch. That’s impressive stuff right there.

Cabins featuring the K-Byte and M-Bytes will sport a massive display screen that connects to the Internet in 5G mode! Don’t think automakers won’t be able to give you more with that extra bandwidth. How does more info in that dashboard and rich media sound?

Connecting the car to 5G benefits both the manufacturer and the consumer. They get more data from/about you and you get more things you never knew you needed in a car. What about that connection lag when you attempt to unlock your car with a smartwatch or cell phone? With 5G, it will be ridiculously fast, like instantaneous.

An electric car is a connected car with more cars moving toward electrification in the future. If it’s a plug-in hybrid or a full-battery electric car, Internet capabilities are coming for them. No more smartphone needed to search for those charging stations. Honestly, they’re already connect to the web in some way. By the way, we buy cars operated with gasoline or those running on electric. If you own an electric car, don’t hesitate to get a quote and sell your car to us. We’ll jump on it too!

Autonomy vehicles are already being tested and it won’t be long before we’re all sharing the road with them. You guessed it, these will have 5G available to them too, but can we all say safer?

From Now to the Future

From more commuting entertainment to smarter self-driving vehicles, to more efficiency, we’re coming into what you’ll find as just the tip of an iceberg. The possibilities are limited only to one’s imagination and as we all know, those are endless.

CarBuyerUSA.com cannot wait to purchase our first 5G car, but for now, we buy cars with 4G LTE and those without it. Fill out our short form and in as little as 20-seconds you’ll get an instant cash offer that will be the highest quote you can find. Once you do, and you like it, sell your car quick to us and get cash in your bank FAST, SAFE, and EASY!


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