Women in Auto Care Awards

Good news for those in the areas of Urbancrest, Minerva Park, and Georgesville–our car buyers are now available in the region. Those with an unwanted vehicle in Brown, Norwich, or Perry should take advantage of our damaged vehicle removal offerings. Anyone possessing an unsightly car in Plain, Sharon, or Lincoln Village, should not pass up our fast cash for cars offer. Individuals still “holding on” to junk cars for dumb reasons in Amlin, Clinton, and Groveport should know we are among the highest paying for junk cars.

A November 28, 2016 article in Tire Business told us the following: “Women in Auto Care awarded $60,000 in scholarships to twenty high school and post-secondary students recently, including one $10,000 scholarship to Summer Miller, a student in auto technology at Brookhaven College in Decatur, TX. Formerly known as the Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB), has been bestowing scholarships to young women seeking careers in the auto trades for over 14 years. It publicized the 2016 winners at a press conference during the new Auto Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. Applicants for these scholarships are graded on various criteria, including: essay; activities/volunteering, etc.; grades/GPA; class performance; financials; and industry obligations.

Ms. Miller was granted the Kathleen Schmatz Scholarship, named after the former president and CEO of the Auto Care Association.  This scholarship included a trip to the 2017 AAPEX. Ms. Miller says that the scholarship allows her to focus more on her classes & grades without worrying about tuition. She felt blessed that Women in Auto Care saw her potential and was willing to assist her to achieve goals.  This is Ms. Miller’s 2nd industry scholarship. In 2015 she earned a $2,500 scholarship from Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

The application process for the 2017 scholarships is new available at their website.  The deadline is in March 2017. Those applying must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. High school applicants must be in their senior year, planning on attending an ASE-certified, post-secondary auto technology program, while post-secondary tech applicants must have already completed 1-year at an ASE-certified, auto technology program.” The complete story is available at this link.

Car Buyers in Franklin County

Attention junky car owners in Dublin, Washington, and Pickerington—your scrap car buyers are here! Improve the image of your neighborhood in Darbydale, New Rome, or Lake Darby by calling us for damaged vehicle removal. We now offer fast cash for cars in the Ohio cities of Whitehall, Worthington, and Lockbourne. Spending two hours of time to determine who is the highest paying for junk cars in Marble Cliff, Harrisburg, or Riverlea takes too much time.

Scrap Auto Battery Power

 If you have contacted a buyer of scrap vehicles for junk car removal in Reynoldsburg, Mifflin, or New Rome, you know that the process is quick. Car buyers in the Franklin County area can attest that scrap vehicle pricing is down quite a bit. Our junk my car for scrap process begins when you pick up the phone! The price for scrap cars is usually pretty consistent across the board in the regions of Washington, Lake Darby, and Worthington, OH. If you are selling a scrap car in Lockbourne, Marble Cliff, or Harrisburg—make us your last call.

Ken Silverstein of energymanagertoday.com posted the following story on August 5, 2016: “Everyone already heard the news that was that Tesla Motors will buy SolarCity Corp. for $2.6B—that helps Tesla improve its economies of scale when it comes to manufacturing battery storage for both cars & energy. It’s a move that has positive signs for the continued production of battery storage units, although this story will focus on storage used for power generation..

Residential units house smaller systems that produce 5-10 KW of electricity and can be placed in garages. More expensive per kilowatt hours, they are usually used for backup power (rather than generators) or to absorb rooftop solar production. These are used for frequency regulation or renewable smoothing – the most common use today. As for Tesla, it will sell its residential units for about $3,500, but the cost doesn’t include “inverters” that handle voltage levels during operation. They are lithium-ion batteries, which can discharge for about one hour. Many different storage technologies exist and demands are stringent. They are hoping to match the energy produced with the energy their potential use, which may be hard to do.

Other battery companies are also trying to enter the utility business. With 100+ employees, Pittsburgh-based Aquion Energy has started producing batteries that allow utilities to better handle their grids. It says it is selling units to CA and FL utility providers, but can’t release names due to confidentiality agreements. Aquion is offering the battery technology at a Duke Energy’s site, which is now testing their 1st battery technology at a substation in NC — one that is demonstrating quick response, real-time smoothing and load transfer. One of the distribution lines at Duke’s station has a 1.2-megawatt solar unit connected

Battery storage could also allow wind and solar developers to grow in the marketplace, making the grids more efficient, and eliminate the need to increase power production to cover heavy loads. Until the price of batteries is reduced, progress will be slow; other green energy supporters say the problem is simply scale. Once advanced batteries are produced in vast quantities, the overall production costs associated with them will fall. The full article is available here.

Selling a scrap car made easy

Where can I find a local buyer of scrap vehicles in Bexley, Riverlea, or Urbancrest? Car buyers that specialize in junk vehicles will recycle your ride in Minerva Park, Georgesville, and Brown, OH. Our scrap vehicle buyer is capable of quoting you a price to junk my car for cash anywhere in Norwich, Perry, or Plain, OH.  The price for scrap cars in Sharon, Lincoln Village, and Amlin, OH has been impacted by global market factors. Were you not aware that our auto scrap and recycling processes help to reduce global warming and its environmental effect?

 

Vehicle Sub-Prime Lending

We operate within the auto junk and junk car scrap markets within Darbydale, Flint, and New Rome, OH. Our buy my junk car program is also now available throughout Lincoln Village, Amlin, and Groveport, OH. Our car buyers are on-hand 6 days a week to facilitate damaged car removal in the regions of Plain, Sharon, and Washington. Were you aware that green companies like Columbus Cash 4 Cars are great for the environment and also create green job opportunities?

On June 3, 2016 Lindsey Smith posted a story on The Verge titled ‘Wall Street loans Uber $1 billion to offer subprime auto leases’ with the following information: “Uber, in efforts to appease its drivers, has obtained a $1B loan in an agreement with Goldman Sachs to for new vehicle leases for drivers. The now giant reide-share, Xchange Leasing, LLC, was the recipient of the massive loan, beginning in July 2015. Xchange allows sub-prime leases to those who drive for Uber, but have subpar credit. Uber’s big Vehicle Solutions program, has developed after the organization realized that many drivers had vehicles that were too old, too small, or didn’t meet standards in some ways. In addition, the program offers drivers discounts with specific auto manufacturers, more traditional financing, as well as rental.

The major selling point is its flexibility. To obtain the lease, drivers submit a $250 deposit; and payments on a weekly basis — which average around $125+— are deducted directly from driver paychecks. Unlike most sub-prime leases, which often have harsh terms, they offer unlimited mileage & regular maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, and filter replacements. Also, drivers can return the cars with (2) weeks’ notice at any time 30 days after their 1st payment. When the lease expires, either through early termination or at the end of the 36 month terms, drivers owe a final $250. A driver’s credit score won’t be impacted by early termination; on the flipside, leases do not help to build a person’s credit, even if payments are made properly.

Despite the flexibility, critics note the higher cost associated with the leases. If drivers keep the cars for the 3-year term, they will have spent thousands at a higher purchase price. Higher costs are the norm with subprime leases & Xchange’s terms are similar. These leases are often the lone option for those who are a credit risk. The big plans of expanding are not without risk, especially when leasing to people with poor credit. The agreement between Xchange and its lenders loans Xchange $1B up front, at a fixed interest %, shifting some of the risk to investors. Uber has no legal ties under the agreement. In addition to Goldman, financiers include Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, and more.” The full story is available here.

Who will buy my junk car?

We are proud to be offering auto junk removal services in the regions of Mifflin, Norwich, and Perry, OH. By contacting our car buyers for a junk car quote, you will receive damaged car removal throughout Georgesville, Brown, and Clinton, OH. Residents of Riverlea, Urbancrest, and Blendon should be happy to know that same-day and next-day scrap vehicle removal is available. The junk car scrap price you receive can change frequently. Those with a scrap car in Worthington, Lockbourne, and Marble Cliff, are encouraged to call. As an eco-friendly group, our programs reduce water waste and harmful land and air pollution, as well as a host of other benefits.