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Recycled Tires Help National Parks

Posted on March 15, 2021 at 4:36 AM Comments comments (0)
Recycled Michelin Tires Helps Yellowstone National Park Go Green

Tourists visiting Yellowstone National Park’s famous geyser, “Old Faithful,” will even use tires once they get out of their cars for a closer look. Old Faithful, you see, now boasts a porous, clean, flexible walkway made almost entirely of recycled Michelin tires. The “paved” surface, known as Flexi-Pave and manufactured by the company K.B. Industries (KBI), is kinder to the environment than asphalt because the permeable composite material allows for better erosion control and preservation of the natural patterns of groundwater flow. In addition, the walkway surface is highly durable and tolerant of extreme hot or cold weather, and does not leach any oil into the surrounding environment.
“The material used to create KBI’s Flexi-Pave is completely benign and therefore can be used safely with the delicate aquifers here in Yellowstone,” said Kevin Bragnall, CEO and founder of KBI, in a statement. The Old Faithful Walkway Project covers 6,400 square feet and includes 900 Michelin tires. “The path allows 3,000 gallons of groundwater to pass per square foot. It also is designed to diffuse the water’s force, helping prevent erosion,” Bagnall noted.
“The Old Faithful Walkway Project is a great example of what a difference a company devoted to sustainability can make in the world’s first national park,” said Karen Bates Kress, president of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, in a statement. “We are fortunate to have a corporate partner as farsighted, public-spirited and generous as Michelin,” she added. Underscoring how important this project was to the 126-year-old tire company, Michelin flew in a team of employees from across the country to help complete the construction of the walkway. The 10 volunteers were winners of a company-wide contest to participate in the project.
Michelin is a major corporate sponsor of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, with a goal of helping the park curb operating expenses and reduce the consumption of raw materials. To ensure this, Michelin regularly donates and helps maintain thousands of tires for Yellowstone National Park’s more than 800 vehicles, including patrol cars, garbage trucks, snow plows and load-hauling tractor trailers. The tires feature the latest in green tire technology to help save fuel and reduce emissions.
“Helping build and provide material for this new pathway is very much in line with Michelin’s goal of working with the Yellowstone Park Foundation,” said Leesa Owens, director of community relations for Michelin, in a statement.

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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.

BROKEN TIMING BELT CAR BUYER AUSTIN TX 512-789-2177

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 9:29 PM Comments comments (0)
TIMING BELTS
A timing belt is the ribbed belt that is placed in a specific configuration along one side of your engine to keep the crank and camshafts timed properly basically it keeps the top half of the engine in sync with the bottom. If you have an older car from the 90s and below odds are you have a timing belt. Some new car manufacturers, such as Audi, still use timing belts in their engine designs but for longevity many manufacturers have switched to metal timing chains. It’s best to replace your timing belt every 60,000 miles or every 5 years.   

A four stroke engine requires that the valves open and close once every other revolution of the crankshaft. The timing belt does this. In some engine designs the timing belt may also be used to drive other engine components such as the water pump and oil pump. Chains and gears may be more durable, rubber composite belts are quieter in their operation are less expensive, more efficient, by dint of being lighter, when compared with a gear or chain system. 

An Indicator that the timing chain may need to be replaced includes a rattling noise from the front of the engine. The usual failure modes of timing belts are either stripped teeth or delamination and unraveling of the fiber cores.

SELL MY JUNK CAR NO OIL AUSTIN 512-789-2177

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 11:03 AM Comments comments (0)
Why Are Oil Changes Important?

Oil is like the blood of life for your car. It keeps many parts of the engine working properly. It also helps reduce the accumulation of varnish and carbons collecting on the engine. As you might already know, the engine gets extremely hot from thousands of tiny explosions that take place every minute. Oil helps to pull the heat away from the combustion chamber, ultimately preventing the engine from blowing up. As the oil collects heat, varnish and carbons build up and over time it becomes more like sludge and less and less like liquid.

 It doesn’t matter how good the oil is, top brand or not. Over time, the oil degrades as the additives get used. When this starts to happen is when it’s time for an oil change. You might be asking yourself, “How often and what kind of oil do I need?” This all will depend on the year, make and model of the vehicle, what kind of oil is used and how often or far you drive. Your owner’s manual would be a good point of reference. Typically, the suggested oil change time is either every 3 months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. The mileage is more important than the amount of months elapsed. It’s very important to keep an eye on your odometer to determine if it’s time for an oil change. If you’re a person who commutes a lot or likes to take mini road trips, it’s safe to say that you’re going to reach the recommended mileage (3,000) way before the 3 month mark. 

 Extreme weather can and will affect your oil as well as towing. Left ignored, like I mentioned earlier, the engine can blow up becoming more costly and time consuming. In some cases, the car all together will have to be replaced. So when you put a price on it, a $30 oil change every 3,000 miles is worth it as opposed to spending thousands of dollars on a new engine or a new car.

AUSTIN JUNK CAR BUYER 512-789-2177 TEXTING AND DRIVING NEW AUSTIN LAW

Posted on January 11, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)
WE BUY ALL WRECKED AND DAMAGED CARS TRUCKS AT 512-789-2177

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CAR BUYER ABOUT THE NEW CITY OF AUSTIN ORDINANCE THAT WENT INTO EFFECT JAN 1, 2015.  


http://www.austintexas.gov/handsfree

"AUSTIN is a hands-free city (now)

To avoid fines up to $500, put your phone away or consider using a hands-free system such as Bluetooth or headphones, or an affixed GPS system.

Austin is leading the state of Texas in the effort to refocus drivers on the task of driving. The hands-free initiative aims to increase safety by decreasing distracted driving in Austin.

The Law – Vehicles and Bikes

As defined in Ordinance No. 20140828-041, portable electronic device means a hand-held,

Hand-held cell phone use is permitted in the event of an emergency such calling 9-1-1 or 3-1-1 to report a crime or an accident. Even in an emergency situation, it is best to pull over and come to a complete stop before using or operating any mobile or hand-held device.

A driver of a motor vehicle may not use a phone, tablet, or other device to view, send, or compose an electronic message while moving, per existing City of Austin Ordinance No. 20091022-028 and Ordinance No.  20091217-090. This law is commonly known as the texting-while-driving ban. Drivers may use their device to send messages while at a complete stop.

• Texting
• Using a cell phone for any reason
• Eating and drinking
• Talking to passengers
• Grooming
• Reading, including maps
• Using a navigation system
• Watching a video
• Adjusting a radio, CD player or MP3 Player

The City of Austin urges you to focus on the road, the rest can wait."

BAD TRANSMISSION AUSTIN JUNK CAR BUYER 512-789-2177

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM Comments comments (0)
Common signs of a failing transmission are gears slipping, the vehicle won't go in reverse or forward and it feels unsafe to drive or you start seeing transmission fluid leaking. When this happens, it is better to take it to a repair shop or call a transmission repair shop for an estimate to repair the vehicle. A transmission is a complex series of parts of your auto and repairs costs from $1800 to $3000 to repair or rebuild the transmission. If your car is over 10 years old, you have a serious decision to make about whether to repair the vehicle or determine the mechanical failure a major loss and not worth what the vehicle is worth. It's all up to you and your financial situation at the time. If you decide to sell your vehicle to a junk car buyer, please call us at 512-789-2177 and we'll give you a quick quote and as always, we offer free towing. 

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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!

AUSTIN 512-789-2177 CAR BUYER

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)
AUSTIN-ROUNDROCK-PFLUGERVILE-CAR-BUYER-512-789-2177  WE BUY ALL CARS NO MATTER THE DAMAGE AND WE PAY MORE FOR TRUCKS IN THE GREATER AUSTIN AREA AND FREE TOWING 50 MILES.  512-789-2177AUSTIN 512-789-2177 CAR BUYER WILL PAY YOU ON THE SPOT FOR YOU CAR / TRUCK 

JUNK MY CAR AUSTIN

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM Comments comments (0)
CASH FOR ALL JUNK SALVAGE DAMAGED WRECKED CARS TRUCKS AUSTIN TEXAS 512-789-2177










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512-789-2177 JUNK CAR REMOVAL SELL MY CAR AUSTIN

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 2:49 AM Comments comments (0)
JUNK CAR REMOVAL SPECIALISTS PROFESSIONAL FREE TOWING

FREE TOWING AND WRECKER SERVICE FOR EACH AND EVERY AUTO WE BUY.  NO CHARGE TO YOU FOR TOWING.  WE ARE NOT LIKE SOME OTHER COMPANIES THAT QUOTE A GREAT PRICE AND THEN SAY THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET THAT IN YOUR POCKET BECAUSE THEY DEDUCT TOWING AND WRECKER SERVICE.

512-789-2177 SELL MY USED CAR AUSTIN CASH FOR CARS
​Our trucks are the top of the fleet and well maintained with all licensing and registration needed to tow your vehicle out of a ditch or 50 miles from Georgetown, Texas.  We have the required taxes paid to save your vehicle from what we call "tow prison" the dreaded tow yard that the authorities magically decided to take your auto after and accident.  

We can meet you at the front door, pay you in cash, and release the car to us and your on your way and the tow charges are stopped once you pay them and you have sold your car and you keep the money as profit, not the tow yard that will auction your property to the highest bidder.  
We do not think that is fair and just and that is why we tow any car from the tow yard.  We pay you so you can pay off the storage and tow fees with your little nest egg we give you.  In certain circumstances your car may fit into our licensed salvage buyers realm of needing to write you a professional company check for your car.  If so, meet the driver, pay off your tow bill and keep the check with your profit margin.