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Auto Sales

Watching for Flooded Cars for Sale

flooded cars for saleOne big issue that has been coming up as a result of floods is one that many people didn’t even consider – that some of the cars that would be on the market, especially through people on Craigslist and other online vendors, would have flooding damage in them. Even if the cars didn’t seem to have a lot of issues going on with them, there could be damage and excess water in various parts of the car that make it so that these cars are not the sound investment that they could or should be.

That being said, why are people doing this? Mainly, because they can. Since there are a lot more ways that you can sell your vehicle without getting it inspected, there are a lot of people who are, essentially, trying to cheat the system and make it so that people are not getting anything out of their investment. Of course, some people may just have no idea as to how much damage the car has gone through, either, which is a problem in and of itself. Overall, it’s something that needs to be watched and taken care of promptly.

What Should I Look For?

There are a number of different things that you need to look for with flooding. Make sure that the car doesn’t smell oddly, and that there aren’t pockets of water anywhere when you open the hood or the trunk. Look around to make sure that nothing looks washed out, and when you turn the car on, you want to make sure that it sounds clear of water.

If you aren’t 100% sure, then ask if you can take the car to a mechanic before you purchase it. This is common protocol, even for used langley car dealerships, so you really aren’t asking for much here. Then, the mechanic can confirm whether or not there are actually issues with the vehicle in question.

In short, if you think that a car isn’t going to be right for you and isn’t going to be worth the investment for any reason, then you shouldn’t purchase it. How do you go about ensuring that you’re not purchasing a flooded car (or a car with any other problem, for that matter)? Have you ever been in a situation where someone tried to sell you a vehicle that wasn’t what it was supposed to be? How did you deal with it?

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Auto Industry Innovation Safety

Will Cars Take Away Your Keys if You’re Intoxicated?

There are so many different technological advances out there nowadays that we’re getting to a point where nothing that we hear or see really amazes us anymore. Cars are starting to communicate with each other, and there are more types of entertainment than there ever have been before. That being said, there are plenty of people who would like cars to have more safety features, one of the most important being features that prevent people from driving while intoxicated. This, if it came to fruition, would save up to 10,000 lives every single year.

What Would This Look Like?

automobile drunk detectorBasically, what would happen is that the minute that you stepped in your car and touched the steering wheel, it would be able to sense whether or not you had been drinking. The little pads that would be installed in the vehicle would be able to check out your blood alcohol levels, and then the car would make the decision as to whether or not you would be permitted to drive. If it determined that you should not, then it will not even allow you to start the car. By preventing even starting the car, it means that you aren’t going anywhere, and you aren’t going to run the risk of getting into an accident. Everyone, including yourself, is going to be a lot safer when you’re not even allowed on the road in the first place.

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Of course, there are some people who are very against this process. They say that it invades privacy. Others say that the technology could be faulty, which means that people would be able to get on the road that shouldn’t have been able to get on the road in the first place. It’s a big debate right now, and because many auto makers say that it could be anywhere from 10 to 15 years in the future, it’s an important conversation to be having and exploring.

What do you think? Do you think that this is something that vehicles should have available? Do you think that it will make a huge difference in the drunk driving epidemic that we seem to have in our country? Or do you think that there’s a better solution that could give us the same sort of results? Leave your thoughts in the comments and let us know what you think and how you would implement this.

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