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SALVAGE AND JUNK CAR OR TRUCK WANTED !! CASH FOR JUNK CARS AUSTIN, TEXAS 512-789-2177
|Posted on March 17, 2021 at 1:46 AM||comments (95)|
Why Cars Only Last 10 Or So Years?
Most often, used car dealers won't consider your vehicle if it's not a highly desired model and if it has crossed elevated miles or has other issues. Even if you discover anyone who wants to buy your junk car, you will probably not receive the expected market value.
As a junk car buyer Austin, I am confident to declare that Japanese cars last longer than American cars. There are many reasons why these cars only last 10 or so years. Japanese cars are much more dependable than their American and European contemporaries. A study revealed that American cars start off as sluggish in dependability but reach the level of Japanese cars in their tenth year. Japanese automobiles have become a robust industry standard. Many decades ago, that wasn't the situation. Throughout history, the Japanese have undergone various transformations. They were able to improve their quality assurance procedures. This provided a significant boost to their economy. Quality is key to sales in the dynamic automotive manufacturing industry.
Currently, in America and Europe, Toyota and other Asian automakers are major stars. These automobiles help people safely and easily reach their destinations. From a logistical perspective, moving their manufacturing facilities to North America already provides an even greater sense for Manufacturing companies. This approach was taken, and most of its plants relocated to North America by Toyota is among the few. Since Toyota cars have a massive market in the North American market. It makes only economic sense to produce the product where it is most requested. In this case, America has the most demand for these.
|Posted on May 24, 2016 at 8:06 PM||comments (78)|
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
|Posted on February 28, 2016 at 10:07 AM||comments (89)|
What does “four cylinder” mean anyway?
When you talk about cars, “cylinders” comes up often. Four-cylinder usually comes up with smaller cars and is thought to be economical but not exactly powerful. Eight-cylinder comes up around men’s wagging tails and is usually associated with power and speed. But what exactly is a cylinder and what does it do for the car?
Long story short, a combustion engine works by pushing gas into a chamber - you guessed it- the cylinder, mixing it with air and then blowing it up. Now don’t panic, the car is not going to blow up. These explosions are tiny and expertly timed (that’s another article) to make the engine work. This process repeats over and over as the cylinders move up and down. The process can be broken down into four parts:
· Intake: Inside the cylinder is a piston. The piston strokes down on a rack that moves kind of like a bicycle pedal. The downward movement draws the air and fuel into the cylinder. At the bottom of the stroke, the valve closes, holding the air and fuel inside.
· Compression: The piston then strokes up in the cylinder and compresses the mixture according to the compression ratio of the engine. Ratios range from 8:1 to 10:0 for the most part, meaning the mix is getting squashed to a tenth of it’s original volume. Ratio varies, but the point is it's getting tight in there.
· Power: The fun part. At the top of the cylinder there’s a spark plug which does just that: sparks. The spark ignites the gas and the explosion makes the compressed mixture get lots bigger. The expansion of the vapor creates enough force when it pushes the piston down the cylinder that it turns the crank shaft to move the car.
· Exhaust: The clean-up. If you behaved like I did as a child, you know blowing things up makes a bit of a mess. Vapor is no different. Your cylinder is now full of burned gas, aka exhaust. When the piston is at the bottom of the cylinder, the exhaust valve opens letting the exhaust out to the exhaust system. This is super pressurized and loud as it rushes out, sort of like the car version of a loud fart, warranting the muffler on the exhaust system. As the piston moves up the cylinder, it chases out the remaining exhaust in preparation to start the whole thing over again.
This happens in each cylinder, each at a different time. This is the firing order. Firing order and timing are a whole other topic, but the Reader’s Digest version is:Each cylinder will have fired once to turn the crank shaft two times. So more cylinders, more “pushes” per turn. Not faster, but more oomph. This is what burns your gas, so fewer cylinders may mean better fuel economy, dependent on factors such as weight. Obviously, it takes more power to push an older car made of heavy steel than a car made of newer, lighter materials.
|Posted on January 12, 2016 at 1:44 AM||comments (104)|
Your exhaust produces harmful emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides that are damaging to the atmosphere if released into the air.
A catalytic converter substantially reduces the amount of harmful pollutants by taking these gases and converting them into water vapor and less harmful gases via a series of chemical reactions. All gas cars manufactured since the early 1990’s requires having a catalytic converter fitted to the exhaust.
The catalytic converter includes a core of ceramics spotted with pores that measure less than 1mm. The pores are coated with powdered catalysts that contain metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. Because the pores are close to the engine they heat up and the chemical structure of the exhaust gases passing though it changes so that harmful gases that cause smog are removed and converted into nitrogen and oxygen. Converters are so efficient that the difference in emission readings for cars with converters and those without are considerable. The good news is that catalytic converters are expected to have a good life, but still need to be checked periodically for internal and external damage.
Catalytic converter issues can lead to increased exhaust emissions and a decrease in engine performance. Most issues stem from temperature changes in the exhaust system. Excessive unburnt fuel in the exhaust can cause the catalyst to reach extremely high temperatures which can cause damage to the fine catalyst material. (An engine that is performing at peak efficiency will burn all the fuel in the combustion chamber during the combustion process. An engine that is not performing properly, that is not burning all the fuel, will allow unburned or excess fuel to enter the exhaust system. When this excess or unburned fuel contacts the hot core of the converter it will ignite.) As a result, the catalytic converter becomes less effective, less chemical conversions take place and the exhaust output contains more harmful gases.
Similarly, rapid cooling of the catalytic converter, such as by being submerged in water, can cause the internal honeycomb structure to break apart and obstruct the exit to the exhaust pipe. If the catalytic converter becomes plugged, engine efficiency will decrease noticeably.
There are ways to keep your CAT Clean, remember that having a CAT on your car is a necessity and is a violation of the Clean Air Act not to have one, even off roading.
Keep your CAT clean and your environment beautiful!
|Posted on September 24, 2015 at 10:49 AM||comments (1)|
BAD STRUTSStruts are the main component of a modern independent suspension system; they are what suspend the body and frame of your vehicle above the wheels. All the weight of your vehicle rests on your struts, which transfer the weight, via several other components. Struts need to be replaced if any of the three components wear out. Struts are not often thought of as a normal replacement item. Since struts are in continual use as you drive, bearing the whole weight of your vehicle, it should not be surprising that their components wear out over time. Struts have at least two components: a spring and a shock absorber – and many have a third: the swivel mount. strut failure is usually very gradual you may never notice it at all. But certainly if you are experiencing any of the symptoms your struts are due for replacement.
Failed mounts are the easiest to recognize of the three because they usually make the most noise. Failed mounts often cause a popping or clicking noise while you’re turning the steering wheel, because the bearing inside is bad. Especially if you can put the vehicle in park and the noise remains while turning the wheel, strut mounts are your number one suspect. Failed shock absorbers can be harder to notice. With oil-filled struts, external leaks are easy to spot, especially if the leak is rapid. But if it is a very slow leak, it may never be noticed, and with gas-filled struts, external leaks are not identifiable at all. But usually struts don’t fail completely, and usually not all at once. Shock absorber wear creeps up as the internal seals lose their sealing capacity slowly. You won’t notice the difference from one day to the next, but there is probably a minute daily decline in the performance of your shock absorbers as they age. If the failure progresses to a severe stage, drivers may notice several kinds of problems: too much “trampoline effect”, tire noise and vibration from cupping caused by excessive up/down movement, excessively harsh riding over bumps, or noise on every bump from too much suspension travel. If you car is experiencing these problems, you’ve really gone too long.
New shocks and struts can make you stop up to 10 feet sooner, while providing increased vehicle stability and better driver control
|Posted on March 14, 2015 at 11:03 AM||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.
|Posted on February 22, 2015 at 12:18 PM||comments (0)|
WHAT ARE WHEEL BEARINGS?
Wheel bearings are an important part of a vehicle's suspension system. They make sure that the wheels move smoothly and support the thrust load. It also helps lessen friction between the wheel and axle. If you notice steering issues, or hear grinding or creaking sounds or weird vibrations while driving, you need to have the suspension checked. If you do a lot of traveling, these components will get worn out sooner than most. If bad bearings go ignored, the safety of those in the car is severely compromised. Accidents can be avoided if immediate care is taken. Wheels can come off in some instances or there can be a complete lack of control of the steering wheel. Proper maintenance is imperative to ensure the safety of those in the car as well as others on the road.
|Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:28 PM||comments (0)|
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 October 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on September 17, 2013 at 2:49 AM||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.
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.