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How to Properly Dispose of Your Waste Motor Oil

According to the latest research, if all the oil and oil filters in the United States were recycled annually, then there would be enough oil to fill 16 Olympic-size stadiums. At Ace Auto Parts we believe that recycling oil is both responsible and beneficial to the environment. Below is a short guide on how best handle and recycle the oil in your car.

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The 7 Most Important Tools in Your Automotive Toolbox

The saying is true: You’re only as good as the tools you use. Therefore, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. Below are our picks for the essentials, the tools that everybody should have while working on their cars. Which tools are you missing?

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Questions to Ask Before Visiting a Salvage Yard

Before you head out to the salvage yard, save yourself some time and a BIG headache by calling ahead and asking a few basic questions. Below are some common questions that will help you to find the right used auto part for your vehicle.

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Buying Used Parts: Why You’ll Get Hooked

There are numerous reasons why you might need auto parts. Perhaps your current vehicle needs to be improved. Or maybe you have an older car that you want to fix up. Regardless of why you need them, consider the appeal of buying used auto parts instead of new the next time you have a project.

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3 Reasons Your Tires May Need to be Balanced

When you think about your tires and them being balanced, consider the explanation that it's a tune-up for them and the wheels they depend on. This tune-up is designed to ensure that the weight is evenly spread out among the wheels and the tires. Not having your tires and wheels balanced on a regular basis can result in undesirable side effects including the following:

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When to Buy New and When to Use a Salvage Yard

When your car needs a new part, it can be a difficult decision whether to buy a new or used part. On the one hand, you want your car to run as efficiently as possible without worries, but you also realize you can save money with used parts from a salvage yard. If it isn't going to affect the performance or appearance of the vehicle and is a part which is known for rarely having problems, it's usually a good idea to look for a used piece instead of paying full price.

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Routine Replacement Parts and Automotive Upkeep

Every automobile requires routine maintenance and upkeep, in addition to minor repairs from the occasional fender bender or parking lot accident. Although some parts for such routines are inexpensive enough to warrant new parts, often perfectly good parts can be salvaged from the unaffected portions of a new car which was wrecked beyond repair. You can generally save quite a bit of money by finding used parts when they will work as well as new ones.

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When It's Time to Replace Your Brake Components

Your car has a lot of components, but not all of them are easily maintained. Just like your gas mileage is impacted by how often you drive, your brake components revolve around consistent use. Your brakes are comprised of linings. As your brakes are pressed, your wheel discs are compressed. This creates friction, and friction degrades brakes over time. That said, degraded brake components can catch up to you. Stay on top of your breaks, and pay attention to the warning signs below.

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Five Big Benefits of Buying Used Auto Parts

Whether you’re installing used tires or are taking a trip to the junk yard, your decision to prioritized used auto parts is a big one. Used auto parts cost less, and they’re surprisingly durable. If you didn’t know, there are a wealth of benefits surrounding used installations. We’re covering five of them.

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What to Do with Your Old Car

It makes sense to drive an older car for a number of reasons, most notably the savings of owning the car outright rather than making monthly payments and if you're comfortable with it, you don't need as much insurance as required by a loan provider. However, when a car gets to the point in which it is no longer reliable you may realize you need to reevaluate whether to continue driving the car at which point you have to make a decision about what to do with it.

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