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SALVAGE AND JUNK CAR OR TRUCK WANTED !! CASH FOR JUNK CARS AUSTIN, TEXAS 512-789-2177
|Posted on March 13, 2021 at 8:14 PM||comments (608)|
Consider this: getting a spoon stuck in your tires is more of a likelihood than you may have thought.
According to a new national survey of auto service professionals, this common kitchen utensil is a potential hazard – albeit one of the more unusual ones – likely to damage your tires if you’re not careful about where you’re driving. The four tires on your car are the only thing connecting your vehicle to the road, and they also affect everything from handling to braking, playing a critical role in your safety. Given their part in keeping you safe, it’s worth taking the time to take care of your tires – especially when there are so many (potential) hazards to look out for.
The study from Cooper Tires conducted by Auto Service Professional magazine couldn’t come at a better time: Nearly 100 million Americans are expected to have taken a family vacation by year’s end, according to a recent AAA Travel survey, with upcoming spring and summer road trips topping many of their plans.
With so many Americans on the road all year long – whether for a family vacation or their daily commute to work – tire damage is an unfortunate reality. According to the study, some of the most common causes of tire damage are running over something, such as a curb (72 percent), nails (70 percent), or potholes (39 percent). Other common causes of tire damage are more easily preventable, such as driving with bald tires (48 percent) and driving on a tire with low air pressure (44 percent). It’s probably why checking tire pressure, rotating your tires and paying attention to the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light are the top tips from auto service professionals on proper tire maintenance.
And the one location you probably most want to avoid when driving? Construction zones, which are no doubt behind so many tires being punctured by spikes, wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers.
Drivers need to contend with various road challenges throughout the year. In the winter, the top two sources of tire damage are potholes (72 percent) and unseen hazards hidden under that fresh blanket of snow (59 percent), which can be anything from cracks in the pavement to debris that has fallen off trucks. In summer, underinflated tires are the most common offender (88 percent), leading to overheating.
“The four tires on your vehicle are the only parts to come in contact with and keep you connected to the road,” notes Jess Egerton, director of brand development at Cooper Tires which has been making tires since 1914. “That’s why, for safety and performance reasons, you have to properly care for, maintain and inspect them.”
• Checking tire inflation on a regular basis. Operating a vehicle with even just one tire underinflated by 8 psi can reduce the life of a tire by 9,000 miles and increase fuel consumption by 4 percent.
• Replacing tires when worn to 2/32 inches tread depth anywhere on the tread face.
• Visually checking tires for things such as missing valve caps, uneven tread wear and any foreign objects that could mean serious problems should they become even more deeply embedded while driving.
But back to those more unusual hazards.
Pieces of toys. Porcupine quills. Pork chop bones. Spoons. It’s anyone’s guess – including the service professionals who recounted finding them jabbed in tires – how they got there.
“Auto service professionals have pulled a lot of unusual things out of tires over the years,” says Greg Smith, publisher of Auto Service Professional magazine. “But, really, it might surprise people to know that a lot of tire damage is simply due to poor maintenance and wear and tear.”
|Posted on January 25, 2015 at 3:23 PM||comments (610)|
512-789-2177 AUSTIN AUTO BUYER - SELL MY JUNK CAR
IF YOUR CAR IS DIAGNOSED WITH A BAD FREEZE PLUG HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT.
What is a Freeze Plug?
A freeze plug or expansion plug is located in the side of an engine block that is supposed to protect the block against damage due to freeze. Frozen water inside the engine block can expand and crack the block which will completely ruin the motor. Freeze plugs will supposedly prevent this by popping out. However it does not work all of the time.
The Problem with Freeze Plugs?
Freeze plugs are made out of very thin metal and they rust. Running a 50/50 mix of antifreeze will help prevent this problem. However, most people don’t do this. The freeze plug rusts from the inside out causing a cooling system leak.
Signs of a Bad Freeze Plug:
Most common symptom of a bad freeze plug is that your car will leak coolant. They are fairly easy to get to and some are more difficult. It just depends on the type of car. Coolant or water will either leak down the side of the engine or between the engine and transmission.
|Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:28 PM||comments (54)|
SELL MY OLD DAMAGED JUNK DEAD CAR CEDAR PARK, LEANDER, AUSTIN, ROUND ROCK, TEXAS AT JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN 512-789-2177
Getting your car inspected yearly might seem like a hassle or inconvenient but the program is designed to keep you and others around you safe. Most cars will start experiencing small problems. If ignored for too long, these problems can all of a sudden cause the car to fail in disastrous ways. By getting your car inspected yearly, you can prevent these problems and keep your car safe. Otherwise, what would start off as a minor problem, can become expensive and even dangerous.
Another benefit to having your car inspected annually is that it helps the environment. In the state of Texas cars undergo an emissions test. This is designed to monitor the amount of pollution that gets released into the air from the exhaust. If it doesn’t pass this part of testing, you would have to figure out what the cause is and get it fixed. Let’s face it, we all like breathing clean air. Cutting down on pollution can also help prevent major health issues in the future. Cars release carbon monoxide into the air which can cause major respiratory issues such as asthma and other environmental issues as well. That’s why emissions testing is important to keep our world as clean as possible for the future.
|Posted on May 8, 2014 at 5:55 PM||comments (71)|
-- In order to maintain a safe ride, vehicle owners must maintain their tires. There are several steps you can take to maintain your tires.
· Rotation and balance should be done every 6 months or 6,000 miles to ensure that the tires wear evenly.
damage by inspecting each tire for nails, minor wear, etc... Tread checks are easily done using a penny as a guide. Grab the penny and hold it with Abe Lincoln's head center and downward, place the penny in between the treads and if the penny goes below Abe's head, it's time to replace the tire.
JUST ANOTHER CAR TIP FROM JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN !!
IF YOU HAVE A CAR THAT IS NOT RUNNING WITH FLAT TIRES WE HAVE THE PROFESSIONAL TOW TRUCKS CALLED ROLL BACKS THAT CAN PICKUP ANY VEHICLE AT 512-789-2177
|Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:35 PM||comments (73)|
WHAT IS A TITLE
Out of State title: A title from another state that is signed and clear.
Salvage title: A title that has been deemed a total loss by an
Clear title: A title that has never been in any accident and has no
liens on it from a loan company or previous owner.
Rebuilt title: A title that was a salvage title and someone fixed the
car making it driveable or repairing prior damages and have receipts
showing purchases of parts.
|Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM||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.
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.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR USING JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN AT 512-789-2177
|Posted on January 30, 2013 at 7:53 PM||comments (0)|
CASH FOR CARS AUSTIN - WE BUY ALL DAMAGED CARS 512-789-2177
Here are some tips to getting the most money for you car !
Would you like the highest price possible for your junk car. Here are some tips. Let us know if you have alloy wheels and we will pay you more. If you just bought a new battery you can take it back and just throw in any old car battery and that will make us consider the vehicle complete. If you have a really expensive stereo you can keep it. You may get more for that on the open market and just throw any old car radio and we will consider that vehicle complete and not missing a radio. Make sure to let us know that the car is complete with all parts and that we can pay you best cash.
We have competitive pricing and we even match and beat other companies. Just let us know how much you were offered and by whom and we will match or beat that price because we value you as a customer and promise to put more money in your pocket any time we can. If your car runs, starts, and drives, let us know and we will be able to pay you more.
Don't think that your car is too new or old for us. We purchase 1980's models running or not for good money because there is a market for them for metal weight and our scrap metal pricing is so good that it astounds most people. And on the other side of the coin, so to speak, don't think that your vehicle is too new. We can get you super great money for new models such as 2004 and higher and can pay more than any local scrap yard will. Give us a try with your newer model damaged car and you will pleasantly surprised by our great offer.
Another way to get the most out of your car is to have a truck. Ha ha, yes on average trucks command a higher salvage value than cars. We pay top dollar even if your truck is smaller than your car like a Ford Ranger vs. a huge Caddie. Cash for Cars Austin is here to get your truck sold fast and easy for top dollar.
We offer free towing. We can offer more money if you are patient with towing. If you would like next day pickup instead of same day you will get more money. If you can take a check instead of cash you will get more money. We buy hundreds of automobiles a month and you would not of found us on line if our checks bounced or there was any problems with our payment structure. You get paid at time of pickup on all vehicles. Did you know that in Texas it is a State Felony to write a bad check on a junk car.
The best way to be ready for the best deal is to have a clear title in hand, especially for newer cars so that we can input that into our system and offer you the best price as we compare with other cars nationally. If you have lost your title you can get a replacement at 1001 E. Parmer Austin, Texas for $5.45 with the VIN and your Id. Easy as that and you will be on your way to a pocket full of cash.
Let us know if your transmission and engine are still good despite the damage and let us know how many miles are on the car. Even with catastrophic damage the engine and transmission may have more value that the rest of the car. If you have a truck let us know if it is Extended Car or Super Cab and we will pay you more. We usually ask you, but if we forget, then remind us. We like to do things of a personal level and we do not believe in having you fill out a lot of stuff on line just to get a quote. We answer each call personally.
So there are a few tips to getting the best Cash for Cars in Austin with us the Cash for Car leader. 512-789-2177
|Posted on December 19, 2012 at 12:58 AM||comments (0)|
JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN SAYS - DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE AND OTHER TIPS TO AVOID TURNING YOUR VEHICLE INTO A SALVAGE JUNKER.
Sure we love to help the public get rid of their unwanted cars, trucks, vans, and suv's. However, we would rather get them from just being old and rusty than from a Text and Driving accident. As a public service announcement we say, Please Do Not Text and Drive. I am sure you have seen all the ads out there of how it takes your eyes off the road and can lead to serious injury and also can put you car in a tow yard before you can say anything. We would rather offer free towing on a car that is an old rust bucket.
If you do not have full coverage your vehicle can be turned into only a fraction of its current value by carelessness.
We get a lot of vehicles with Blown Head Gaskets, after a little research make sure your cooling system is working properly. The key to not getting a Blown Head Gasket is make sure your vehicle does not over heat. Believe it or not it is actually recommended that you change your cooling fluid every two years. Since the engine is the heart of your car it is also the most valuable part to keep in tip top shape.
A lot of vehicles that we help take off the road are from front end accidents. Please keep you eyes on the road, do not tail gate and keep a safe braking distance from the vehicles in front of you.
Try at all costs to not drive in Fog.
Change your oil and make sure there is enough oil in your vehicle. A seized engine is one fast way to get your car into the salvage yard.
Keep your tires at proper pressure and make sure they are not a road hazard. Loss of control on a blow out is a way to get your car in an impound lot.
Obey all traffic laws as they are there to keep your car on the road.
These are just a few tips as Junk Car Buyer Austin's Public Service Announcement.
Thank you and may you have many miles of safe and happy driving.
|Posted on November 2, 2012 at 2:06 AM||comments (6731)|
SELL YOUR CAR TO JUNK CAR AUSTIN IN THESE EXPANDED AREAS. WE BUY ALL JUNK, SCRAP, SALVAGE, USED VEHICLES IN OUR EXPANDED AREA.
Highland Lake Estates
We cover a lot of South Central Texas !!