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Why Titles to Vehicles are Important in Texas and How To Get One

Posted on March 27, 2021 at 3:14 PM Comments comments (0)
WHY VEHICLE TITLES ARE IMPORTANT WHEN SELLING YOUR CAR IN TEXAS



 The title to the vehicle is important because it’s the only way to prove you own that car, so you have the right to sell it. Even if you’ve been driving a car for sometime and have the keys to it, that doesn’t prove ownership. When you decide to sell a car or a truck in Texas you should contact Junk Car Buyer Austin at 512-789-2177, but make sure you have the title to the vehicle. How do you get the title to a vehicle That depends on how you got the car or truck in the first place. When you buy a new car from a dealer, you have to pay a small fee and the state will send you the title to the car within a few weeks. When you buy a used car from the previous owner, they will have to transfer the title to you. Again, for a small fee the state, or more exactly your local DMV, will issue a new title with you as the owner. Since this is the most important legal document proving ownership of the car you should always keep it somewhere safe, as you will certainly need it when you want to sell or junk your car anywhere in the state of Texas. 

Click image to get the link to Texas Government Title Services 

https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/buying-or-selling-a-vehicle/get-a-copy-of-your-title

What can you when you no longer have the title to the car There are various reasons people don’t have the title to the car they want to sell, maybe they’ve lost it or maybe it’s your late Grandpa’s clunker and no one knows what happened to the title. In this case, it is preferable to contact your local DMV and sort this thing out before trying to sell the vehicle. Obviously, if the car is still in good shape and you want to sell it to another person, you will need to transfer ownership of the vehicle to them and you cannot do that without a title. At the same time, when the car is a total wreck and you wander who buys junk cars in Austin, Texas, you should try to get a hold of the missing title first. If you’ve misplace the title, you should contact the local DMV and ask for a replacement title. 

With the current Covid pandemic restrictions, you should be able to do this online. If there is lien on the title, you should secure the lienholder’s release, whether it’s a bank or a lending institution. Why having the title to the car matters It matters to you most of all, because you will get more money on the car if you have the title to it, even if you sell it to a junkyard. Without a title to the car there’s little they can do with it, but salvage reusable parts. Sometimes, this is the only option if the car is wrecked, but with a newer model and a still running car you cannot expect a good price if you don’t have the title to it.

512-789-2177 SELL CAR EASY AT JUNK CAR BUYER GAS VX. ETHANOL

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:31 AM Comments comments (0)
GASOLINE VS. ETHANOL

 Gasoline makes one-third more energy than ethanol but by mixing ethanol and gasoline at a ratio of 85 to 15 percent the new fuel is around thirty percent less powerful than gasoline. Ethanol is similar in many ways to gasoline and produces similar effects when being used as a fuel, but ethanol get less miles per gallon than gasoline.

One of the main reasons to be against ethanol is that it causes damage to fuel systems and engines that gasoline doesn't. The most important problems are water contamination and fuel separation. The ethanol attracts water from the air and if it absorbs enough water fuel water contamination occurs in the car’s gas tank and that can have a prominent affect on engine performance. If you were to let the car sit for a while fuel separation occurs; the gas and water separate into layers and if the motor sucks the water layer into the engine,a lot of damage can happen.  

Ethanol is pretty much just alcohol and alcohol can corrode the metal parts and the plastic parts in the fueling system.  The main reasons to be for ethanol is that it produces less emmisions than gasoline and it is made from corn.  Using ethanol is a huge money making opportunity and many advocates for ethanol are calling it "agribusiness".here.

512-789-2177 BAD CATALYTIC CONVERTER AUSTIN WE BUY ALL CARS TRUCKS VANS

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 8:06 PM Comments comments (0)
WHAT IS A CATALYTIC CONVERTER?
A CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS A DEVICE ON THE VEHICLE THAT CONTROLS 
EMISSIONS THAT TURNS TOXIC GASSES, AND POLLUTANTS IN EXHAUST GAS
TO LESS TOXIC POLLUTANTS. CATALYTIC CONVERTERS ARE USED WITH 
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES FUELED BY GASOLINE OR DIESEL ALSO 
INCLUDING LEAN-BURN ENGINES. THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER OFTEN LAST FOR
A VERY LONG TIME (10 YEARS) BUT CAN BE DAMAGED BY CONTAMINANTS, CLOGS OR
OVERHEATING. CONTAMINANTS CAN BE SOURCED TO LEADED GAS, WHICH CAN POTENTIALLY
DESTROY THE CATALYST.

A CLOGGED CAT CAN MAKE THE CAR RUN VERY SLUGGISH AND NOT GO OVER A CERTAIN SPEED AS DIFFERENT FROM A BAD TRANSMISSION.  BUT WE BUY THEM NO MATTER WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM AT JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN 512-7489-2177

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Posted on December 1, 2014 at 12:58 AM Comments comments (0)
Foreign Cars VS. American Cars


This debate has gone on for decades. Which is better? Foreign cars or American? Chances are you have debated with friends about Toyota vs. Chevy or Nissan vs. Ford, or you have  heard your friends get in a very heated discussion. The most common defense for the American is that there are more styles to choose from compared to its foreign competitor. While this is true, across the board cars like Audi, Honda and Toyota still win out over Chevy and Ford in several key areas.


Foreign cars offer more luxury.  Some people like Honda but personally i am a Toyota person.  And Honda does not make many trucks.  Toyota on the other hand makes the Tundra and the Tacoma.  Both of which are great vehicles.  So make your own decision but I think that Japanese Cars keep their value better and always should be considered after you Junk Your Car Austin, TX at 512-789-2177

If you have  ever rode or driven a Toyota Camry for example, you might have noticed several things. First thing, POWER EVERYTHING! Windows, mirrors, locks and seats. Now this might seem like a given today, right? Not quite. Step into a Chevy Blazer after riding around in a Camry. While it may still have power locks, windows and mirrors, seats have to be manually adjusted and the lumbar support is poor. Additionally, foreign cars usually have individual temperature settings for the driver and passenger therefore leaving everybody happy.
 Better Gas Mileage.  Honda Accord and Honda Civic come with an engine that just will not quit.  And Nissan Frontier is not a bad truck either.  

           That alone says it all. Yes, Ford, Chevy, and other American cars have gotten better in recent years with making their vehicles more fuel efficient.  So get rid of your old clunker and get into the ride of your life.  

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Posted on March 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Spring Cleaning for Vehicle Owners

Time to do some Spring cleaning on your vehicle.  I recommend
detailing your vehicle and cleaning carpets once a Season to make sure
they retain their original color and to remove stains that build up.
If you're like me, you're too busy to deal with shampooing carpets.
Car Washes, Dealerships and Oil Change places offer deals on detail
cleaning.  I look out for deals on Groupon and other money saving
websites to save some bucks.

Don't forget to have your fluids, tire pressure and belts checked for
the warmer weather that is sure to come our way.  Enjoy your first day of Spring!

CASH FOR CARS AUSTIN 512-789-2177. WE BUY ALL BLOWN HEAD GASKET

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 1:46 AM Comments comments (0)
CREDIT :  US NEWS ONLINE. 
Head Gasket(s) Replacement (2.5L 4 Cylinder, 4WD) for the 2012 Toyota RAV4 
Find out what your repairs should really cost.
Repair Cost Estimate:$1964  $2692
Labor:$1730 - $2206Parts:$234 - $486Parts Needed:Engine Oil, Oil Drain Plug Gasket, Oil Filter, Coolant, Head Gasket Set, Gasket Sealer
Best Practices:
  • To prevent an expensive, recurring problem, the integrity of the entire cooling system should be inspected and tested when a head gasket is replaced.
  • During this repair, the cylinder head(s) will need to be inspected and machined. Additional repairs may be needed after the inspection, which can add several hundred dollars to the repair and are not included in the Repair estimate.
  • Cylinder head gasket replacement often occurs when the engine has high mileage; several additional parts may be needed during the repair. These may include cooling system components (hoses, water pump, radiator, thermostat, etc.) vacuum lines, timing belt, ignition wires, and more. These will be in addition to the Repair estimate above.
Common Symptoms:
  • Head gasket failures are often due to an overheated engine, but can also be caused by high mileage and/or age.
  • An early sign of a failing head gasket will be a rough running engine when you first start the vehicle, especially if it's been sitting overnight. The rough running will generally last for only a few seconds.
  • A leaking head gasket will often leak engine coolant into the oil, causing a "chocolate milk" like appearance and the oil level my be higher than normal.
  • Failed head gaskets can produce a white, sweet-smelling smoke from the tail pipe.

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Posted on October 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM Comments comments (0)
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512-789-2177 JUNK CAR TRUCK AUSTIN - REPAIR OR SELL?

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:21 AM Comments comments (1)
512-789-2177 JUNK OR REPAIR MY CAR TRUCK AUSTIN, TEXAS THE HIGH COST OF FIXING A BLOWN HEAD GASKET OR BAD TRANSMISSION. SHOULD I REPAIR MY NON RUNNING CAR TRUCK IN AUSTIN - ROUND ROCK, TEXAS OR SHOULD I JUNK MY CAR? 

HIGH AUTO REPAIR AND PARTS REPLACEMENT COSTS

Your car is getting more expensive to fix, at least according to the 2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index. The study found that for the first time in six years, the average repair cost rose 10 percent to $367.84 on 1996 to 2012 model year vehicles. Replacement part prices went up six percent in 2012, while labor charges rose 17 percent. CarMD says that the Northeast region saw the largest increase, with the cost of repairs rising by 11.56 percent last year.

Among the reasons is that our cars are getting older. The average car on America's roads is now over 11 years old. Last year's record heat may also have been a factor, according to CarMD. Heat places a strain on cooling systems, batteries, fluids and transmissions.

The costs associated with maintaining a vehicle had the single largest percentage increase from 2012 to 2013, growing by 11.26 percent to 4.97 cents per mile on average for sedan owners. AAA’s estimates are based upon the cost to maintain a vehicle and perform needed repairs for five years and 75,000 miles including labor expenses, replacement part prices and the purchase of an extended warranty policy.  Driving the increase in maintenance costs is significant increases in labor and part costs for some models and a major increase in the price of extended warranty policies due to high loss ratios by underwriters.

Costly air bags, expensive electronics, and lightweight body materials are driving up the cost of fixing new cars. Not only do many more parts have to be replaced rather than repaired, but fewer and fewer body shops can afford the special equipment and training required to do the work."We're moving closer and closer to the disposable car," says Dan Bailey, an executive vice president at Carstar, the largest auto-body repair franchise in the United States.

One of the most common culprits for sending vehicle owners to the repair shop is the dreaded check-engine light. CarMD warns that the check-engine light may come on for something as simple as a loose gas cap, but regardless of its cause the alert should not go unchecked.

To meet fuel-economy requirements, automakers are using more lightweight parts. Magnesium, titanium, and carbonized plastic are among the rapidly expanding number of components found under the hood. As cars get more complicated, fewer skilled technicians to repair them. If today's cars are harder to repair, the skills needed to repair them are also harder to come by.

512-789-2177 SELL WRECKED CAR AUSTIN TEXT

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM Comments comments (0)
IF YOU TEXT AND DRIVE YOU WILL BE SELLING YOUR CAR FOR SCRAP TO JUNK CAR BUYER 512-789-2177 FOR TOP DOLLAR. 

Don't Text and Drive -    
Texting and driving causes wrecks and even fatal collisions. The folks at AAA have a list of state driving laws for distracted drivers.  
According to, http://drivinglaws.aaa.com/laws/distracted-driving/  "TexasThe use of a wireless communication device while driving in a school zone is prohibited unless the device is hands free. Drivers under 18 are prohibited from using a wireless communication device during the 12-month period following the issuance of an original Class A, B, or C driver’s license. Passenger bus drivers transporting minor passengers are prohibited from using cell phones while driving. Drivers in El Paso are prohibited from text messaging or using a handheld cell phone while driving. Drivers in Arlington, Austin, Galveston, McAllen, Missouri City, San Antonio, and Stephenville are prohibited from texting while driving.As a junk car buyer I buy cars that are wrecked, damaged and salvaged.  Many of the vehicles that I purchase are wrecked or damaged by drivers who text and drive." 
The City of Austin passed a City Ordinance in 2009 banning texting while driving.  Kudos to the city for making effort to minimize texting and driving. 

According to http://www.txdot.gov/driver/share-road/distracted.htm "Talk. Text. Crash. - Distracted Driving CampaignHome > Driver > Share the RoadApril is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and TxDOT is continuing our Talk. Text. Crash. campaign to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving and to encourage Texans to put down their cell phones while driving.
Distracted driving, which includes distraction, driver inattention or cell‐phone use, is becoming increasingly common and dangerous, causing traffic crashes and fatalities. In 2012, there were 90,378 traffic crashes in Texas that involved distracted driving. These crashes resulted in 18,468 serious injuries and 453 deaths. In fact, nearly one in four crashes in Texas involves driver distraction.Although cell phone use is the most easily recognized distractions, all in-vehicle distractions are unsafe and can cause crashes or fatalities. TxDOT calls on all Texans to focus on the road and wait until arriving at their destinations to conduct non-driving activities.

According to http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2013/04/08/in-the-midst-of-distractive-driving-awareness-month-almost-half-of-commuters-said"Despite knowing the risks of distracted driving, a growing number of legal-aged drivers are texting while behind the wheel of a moving vechicle. A recent AT&T Inc. poll revealed that nearly half of commuters texted while they drove a vehicle, 43 percent of whom called it a “habit.” The poll was released at the start of April, which is Distractive Driving Awareness Month."
Please keep your eyes on the road while driving.  My goal as a junk car buyer is to purchase vehicles that you no longer want or need."  

WHAT TO KNOW WHEN JUNKING YOUR VEHICLE.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)
If you find yourself looking outside and staring at your old-faithful car in the driveway and feel the need to finally get rid of it,  you are not alone.
512-789-2177 Sell my Junk Car Austin, Texas.  We would love to give you the best money for your automobile and we beat offers !
There are a few things you need to know about selling your junk, wrecked or salvaged car.First, make sure you have a clear title with no liens on it.  What is a clear title with no liens?  Well, simply put, it means an original or certified duplicate title with no loans or liens on it.  The title can be given with a lien release letter from the lien holder and that will work or the title itself can be signed by the lien holder as paid off and you are good to go.   In other words, make sure you have paid for the vehicle in full and have the proof in writing.  Again,  make sure that you have a lien release letter signed by the owner or dealership releasing you from any financial responsibility if your title still has an unsigned lien on it.

 Most junk car buyers will ask you to have your title and keys ready for the tow truck driver.  So, it's in your best interest to have everything ready before calling for quotes so that you will have a negotiable product for sale at the time of speaking with us.  Trying to sell a car with no title is very risky.  It is like trying to sell a house without a deed.  Who would buy a house with out a deed.  Not many people.  There is a place to get a duplicate title if you have lost yours at the Regional DMV at 1001 East Parmer here in Austin.  All you need is $5.50 your ID and the Vin Number and they will print out a new title in a matter of minutes.  Just be the person who's name is on the title and your good to go.  There is usually not a wait at that office.   And they are Regional so they work with cars titled in other Counties.  It is helpful to know what is exactly where your car is as in address.  Funny how some people get through the process of booking their car with us and then come to find out they do not know exactly where their vehicle is.  We usually help with the computer and Google in front of us to find the shop or apt address.  Also providing a back up phone number is good too as in this day and age there are so many answering machines, and phone numbers with no answering machine on it.  Our drivers do their best to reach you in a timely manner but they can not schedule a tow if they can not reach you.  

We try and pick up vehicles in the fastest manner possible.  However, we are not AAA.  There is a process to get your check written and to the driver before dispatch so that we have all our ducks in a row before we call you.  In order to save fuel and the environment, if a car is far away out drivers can at sometimes group them (our trucks can usually carry 2 cars) so as to save fuel and time.  This help also to keep our junk car prices as high as possible.  

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