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Auto Repair

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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Repairs for Your Fleet

Anyone who owns fleet vehicles understands how maintenance and repairs are an important aspect of keeping the cars and trucks on the road so they can be earning the money needed to keep your business running. You probably have an employee who is directly responsible for assuring they are running well. Whether you hire an outside mechanic as needed or have a large enough fleet to justify keeping an in-house mechanic to perform the needed repairs, you're going to need to buy parts to keep the fleet running properly and safely.

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Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Sell or Fix an Old Junk Car

If you have an older car, there may come a point in time where that car needs major repairs. You may find yourself wondering if you should really make the repairs or if the car is too far gone and it just needs to be sold to a junk buyer. Making this decision can be challenging, as there are multiple factors to consider. Here are three important factors that will help guide you to the right decision for you and your car.

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Four Signs You have a Bad or Failing Radiator

The radiator has one job and it's an important one: to keep your engine from overheating. Internal combustion engines produce a lot of heat when in use. The coolant in your vehicle circulates through the engine and the radiator, absorbs the heat and uses the air passing through the radiator to cool it down. 

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How to Self Diagnose your Check Engine light

We've all been there. Driving home after a long day at work when all of the sudden that ominous check engine light shines brightly on your car's instrument panel. As questions of what the issue could be start popping into your head, all you can see are dollar signs. Especially considering most mechanics charge a premium just to diagnose the issue.

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What You Should Know About Selling a Junk Car

If you have a car that was badly damaged in an accident or isn't running and isn't worth the investment to fix, you may be thinking about selling it as a junk car. If you have never done this before, you may have questions about doing this. Here are a few questions you may have about selling a junk car and the answers to those questions.

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