Used Cars and Going Green

Cars and Trucks for sale with Eric Frey

Used cars 

You will find there's big concern currently about going green; taking care of the environment. One of the biggest varieties of pollution is cars since there are so many of them. Vast sums of cars are running the entire day, every day of the year. Some cars are newer and still have better controls internal so they run cleaner and obtain better millage. However plenty of cars are still earliest pens and run poorly.

I'm certain many people would love to customize the car but a lot of times they aren't affordable. Newer cars may be expensive. Newer 'green' cars like hybrids and gas main cars tend to be more expensive than your average base model car. What / things a person do to drive a more recent car, get better millage, lessen pollution, and save money?

One answer, contrary to popular belief, is to get a used car from a bidding. Government auctions happen on a regular basis and are a great place to find used vehicles. These used cars for auction are not your run down old junkers. No, they instead usually are newer cars usually from the inside the past 10 years or less.

You might think that's still a bit old. Not all old cars are that bad. Within the last 10 years or so regulations have already been put in place to control emissions and get better gas millage. Some car brands like Toyota or Honda happen to be doing this all along no matter laws. For example I drive annually 2000 honda civic. It is not the pinnacle of 'green' technology but think with this I get around 25-30mpg. This car is 9 years old. Many cars today can simply match that, and several can't even reach that top of millage.

It also has always passed California smog check and emission checks. California is notorious because of its strict emission control standards. So if it can pass those tests it's a good, clean running car. Because the car is quite a couple of years old it's not going to be all that expensive, especially if its purchased at an auction where you say how much you're willing to buy it for.

The available types of cars at an auction will very. No particular car is sure to be there because with regards to the auction, the cars should come from various places. Gov departments, like police or FBI, auctions will get their cars from police force related deals like impounds or seizures, and other places. Government auctions sometimes come from selling old government vehicles.

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Bank related auctions manage to get thier properties from repossessions. Therefore the places the property emanates from will vary and thus the selection will vary. However as a result of websites like the one promoted here you can sign up and research what auctions are available, where and when they will happen, and you can browse the available stock to determine what types of cars you can find. Then you pick a few, visit the auction and check them out, then bid your price with them.

The beauty of buying within an auction is the prices. In many cases cars are sold for half their blue book value, and even less. The process to acquire from an auction might be more involved, but to save that much money is definitely worth the time and effort. So buying an adult car can be economic saving you money in both costs and gas, therefore it may help the environment simultaneously. Good luck with your auction pursuits!

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