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Get Rid of Scrap Car That Unnecessarily Takes Up Space at Your House

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Realistically, is that old scrap car in front of your home, cluttering up your lawn as one big sore spot, worth hanging onto? Is it truly worth fixing, and are you ever really going to get around to doing that big restoration project? Chances are–whatever the reason the car is sitting there, and rusting in the first place–it’s just not worth your time. It would be more profitable to sell it for its scrap value.

Why You Don’t Want One Taking Up Space

Regardless of the reason it’s just sitting there, a scrap car more or less just takes up space. Besides being a negative on your property’s beauty, it presents hazards to you and your family, as well. An accident-damaged car, having been reshaped into a squeeze box, presents sharp, cutting corners to the un-wary passer-by. Children, especially, are fond of playing in abandoned vehicles. Sharp metal and broken glass can lead to emergency stitches in a hurry. Another threat a scrap car poses is the fact that insects and other critters–like bees and rodents–tend to make homes out of them. And if the car was, indeed, the result of an accident, the chances of it being fixable, or that repairs should be inexpensive, are slim if the damage was anything more than minor. The car may be a solemn reminder of tragedy and loss, nothing you would want to look at on a daily basis.

Good Intentions and the Project Car

You may be like many others before you–faced with a decision concerning a “project” car. Unless you have a garage stocked with tools; lots of money for parts; and the knack for tracking down parts that are often discontinued, if not rare; and the drive to get it done, that project car is going to continue taking up space in your driveway and incurring the embitterment of your spouse. Sad but true, that dream project is most likely destined to be a scrap car, despite your good intentions.

Fast Cash

Notwithstanding all the cons, a scrap car does present you with one pro: it’s worth money! Need cash for a rainy day? Do you owe a friend or family member money? Have you got gambling debts to pay? Maybe your everyday driver broke down, and you need cash for the part to fix it? Sell that scrap car–you’ll free up space in your yard; get rid of an eye sore; and walk away with some quick cash! Some scrap cars are even worth thousands of dollars.

It’s really quite simple. Recycling and car removal companies will pay you a fair price, and remove that unwanted scrap car from your property. All it takes is a phone call, or a booking for removal via email. All makes and models are welcome, and it doesn’t matter if the car runs or not. A removal service will pay you for it either way.

Scrap Car Removal

If you reside in the Adelaide area, and are tired of living with and looking at an old, damaged car, call HS Car Removals They service the Adelaide area, and pay cash for scrap car removals in Adelaide. Towing of the scrap vehicle is free, and prices paid are very competitive. There’s no longer any reason to suffer that scrap car–taking up all that space at your house–any longer. Contact your local removal service and have that nuisance hauled away. Your wallet and your spouse will thank you.

 

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Road Trip! How to Choose the Greenest Vehicle for Your Growing Family

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When you have a growing family, it often feels like you’re in this weird bubble that exists outside of mainstream society. Whereas everyone else seemingly has stability, your family dynamic is continuously in flux. Having said that, is it even possible to buy an eco-friendly vehicle that’s also practical?

What to Look for in a Green, Family-Friendly Vehicle?

As a single person or young couple without kids, it’s pretty easy to buy a green vehicle. Almost every leading car brand has eco-friendly options these days and you can pick from any number of options. The only problem is that most of these models don’t work if you have kids.

Whether it’s a Prius or Smart car, most green vehicles are impractical for large families. You need to look for options that are spacious, reliable, and comfortable – both for passengers and the driver.

5 Good Options

As you do your research and look for different opportunities, it’s good to have an open mind. Here are some of the greenest options for growing families:

1. 2014 Chrysler Town and Country

Vans are not only popular for the room and comfort they offer growing families, but they’re also becoming known for their fuel efficiency. For example, the 2014 Chrysler Town and Country – which was one of CarMax’s most popular minivans of 2017 – has Flex Fuel compatibility and front wheel drive. With standard features like these, you can’t do much better at this price point.

2. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

If you’re looking for a newer van and are willing to spend a bit more, you can go with Chrysler’s other model, the Pacifica. One of the coolest features of the 2017 model is the hybrid drivetrain. It allows you to go up to 30 miles on electric, before the vehicle automatically switches over to the V6 gasoline engine. For short trips and errands, there’s nothing more eco-friendly in the minivan category.

3. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Who says you have to buy a minivan when you have a family? Sure, the sliding doors are nice, but there are plenty of other options that are both green and spacious. The new Volkswagen Atlas is a great choice. It’s one of the most fuel-efficient third-row vehicles on the market. The four-cylinder model gets an estimated 26 mpg highway.

4. 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

While a minivan or SUV is ideal – and necessary if you have more than two kids – you can get away with a roomy sedan when you still have a small family. And while there are plenty of eco-friendly options in this category, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is arguably the biggest bang for your buck. It gets 38 mpg on the highway and is incredibly affordable.

5. 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Diesel

If money isn’t an object and you’re able to spend any amount to get a good vehicle that’s both comfortable and eco-friendly, the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Diesel is your car. Not only does it get 28 mpg highway, but it can also be equipped with a third row of seats and a diesel engine. And did we mention that this car looks sleek?

Putting it All Together

You have a variety of options. Whether you want something new or used, would prefer an SUV or minivan, or want something cheap or luxurious, there are plenty of choices on the market. The key is to do your research, remain patient, and take your time. Don’t get too married to a particular transaction, or you’ll lose your leverage.

You’ll know when the right deal comes along, and you can make a smart choice that’s functional, cost-effective, and eco-friendly.

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How Climate Change Altered this Engineer’s Life

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Living the life of an engineer likely sounds pretty glamorous: you are educated and highly regarded, typically have high paying gigs, and with the breadth of knowledge and array of fields of specialty, your possibility for jobs is usually immense.  But what if there was something else that needed your attention? Something bigger than just being an engineer, going to work every day and doing the same technical tasks typically associated with the profession?

For Kevin McCroary, that is exactly how it played out.  A successful engineer, gainfully employed in a prosperous job, a simple trip to the Philippines made him see that there was a bigger issue at hand than using his engineer training in a traditional profession.  This bigger issue was that of climate change.  And working as a volunteer for underprivileged children in the Philippines, he saw first-hand the extensive pollution and poverty that existed here and that impacted the livelihood of these kids and their families.

Upon returning home, from his trip to the Philippines he had a new perspective of the impact we as individuals and as humanity have on the earth, and more than that Kevin wanted to know more.  He started to do some research and study these human-environmental interactions, and shortly thereafter ended up in Greenland.  There, he spoke to a man who had lost his home in a tsunami, and, who, through consistent weather tracking could indeed confirm that the current weather trends were “strange:” there was undeniably a general warming tendency happening in the arctic, causing an array of negative effects.

The combination of these observations, as well as his own research, led Kevin to conclude that something had to be done.  With that in mind, he launched his project Legend Bracelet.  The mission is simple: create a reminder of the legacy we are leaving behind.  As individuals and as humanity, we are leaving behind an imprint on the earth, and the magnitude of it is something that needs to be brought to the forefront of public awareness.  The idea is to have a bracelet that can serve as a daily reminder of the impact on the earth that each of us can have every day, regardless of how big or small.  The bracelet has two capsules: the first is filled with sand or earth, and the second is empty.  As the owner, you are to fill the empty one with your own earth, carrying it with you as a reminder and symbol of your connection and commitment to helping look after our environment.

We are all impacted by climate change, and we all have a responsibility to help.  And it can start with something as simple as putting on a bracelet.  Support Kevin on his Kickstarter campaign for Legend Bracelet, tell others about it, or take action in your own way and play your part in slowing down the effects of climate change.  You may think “but I’m just one person!” You are indeed.  But so is he.  Every change starts with one.

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