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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Donating Your Car

OK Folks so we've received a lot of response thus far on our most recent plexi glass phenomenon discovered by the American Chemistry Council. Simply put, a transition to not the poly carbonate glazing the Popular Mechanics article was advocating isn't the best method towards longsterm sustainability, but a full replacement of windows will be needed in every car for an overall reduction in weight. By the numbers, a 10 pound reduction in one car has ability to add 5 MPG's, and if we multiply that 10 by a conservative 100 million cars out on the road, we would have a billion pound reduction in the vehicles on the road (of course not including buses, vans, and other cars which would lose even more with a plastic glass replacement). With a billion pound reduction, we have A 200 MILLION ADDED MPG's AGGREGATE TOTAL!

This is absolutely astounding. But it's not what I wanted to talk about. What will be addressed today is car donations. I know a lot of us are supporting by the presence of our cars, but donating our cars has several benefits. Let's be perfectly clear, I am not suggesting our entire cars should be donated, but only the glass from the previous savings should be. Where do those car donations (of glass) have to go?

Several places - places where car insurance companies will lower you deductible for a safer car and has the possibility of reaping tax benefits.

Let me explain - replace the tampered glass in your car with plastic glass discussed last post, save 5 MPG's, donate old glass and save on car insurance with safer glass. Reap tax benefit from car donation ? - PROFIT!

Some more benefits listed below - but what do you think about car donations?

17 comments:

  1. Donating your car seems like a good idea. I typically just beat mine into the ground until they aren't worth anything more than scrap, but a good idea for those who upgrade every five years or so...

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  2. @Gopher Bandit
    same here, my car is so run-down I could care less. I hope they offer another cash for clunkers program soon hahaha

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  3. This post has piqued my interests

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  4. The donation thing looks cool!

    And btw, if all of us would lose 20 pounds, to add 10 MPG's, and if we multiply that 20 by a conservative 200 million persons out on the road...

    Just kidding xD

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  5. hmm, its seems they recylce everything these days

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  6. i've bought recently a new KIA cee'd so... (H)

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  7. good stuff, i have considered doin so in the past

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  8. some how i doubt many ppl will donate a car

    showin my support, come do the same! I'm trying to get more followers for my SC2 blog about the zerg

    http://zergitup.blogspot.com

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  9. Sounds like a cool idea. But I'm with Jabob, I don't have a car at the moment... :D

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  10. Cars can be such a problem sometimes. :\

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  11. your posts keep getting better and better!

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  12. What are you using for ads? So many fucking pop-ups, god damn...

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  13. @AdPlus, I plan on donating all my ad revenue to the Green Cars to Go Cause (more to follow in posting hopefully tomorrow, these things of beauty take time you know) but it's linkbucks - click my referral link at the top of the page to learn more.

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    If you sign up for my referral - you will help donate a portion of that revenue and get some of mine and my referrals!

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  14. intersting post =). doing rounds and showing support, please do same!

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  15. nice post! i like it ;)
    supportin you ;)!

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  16. Sounds great. I'll have to consider this for my own car.

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