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SALVAGE AND JUNK CAR OR TRUCK WANTED !! CASH FOR JUNK CARS AUSTIN, TEXAS 512-789-2177
SALVAGE AND JUNK CAR OR TRUCK WANTED !! CASH FOR JUNK CARS AUSTIN, TEXAS 512-789-2177
|Posted on February 22, 2015 at 12:18 PM||comments (88)|
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 January 11, 2015 at 10:35 AM||comments (86)|
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.
"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.
• Using a cell phone for any reason
• Eating and drinking
• Talking to passengers
• 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."
|Posted on January 5, 2015 at 8:02 PM||comments (222)|
JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN 512-789-2177
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUCEMENT
It is a good idea to get CV Joints looked at every so often, especially on older vehicles. A CV joint is what is called a Constant Velocity Joint. They are what connect the tires to the axel to be able to steer your car. Often times when they start to show signs of wear and tear, you will hear this popping sound. That’s when you know it’s probably time to go see a mechanic. It could be costly and pretty dangerous if it goes on being ignored. If not taken car of your tire can freeze up causing the car not to roll.
After time the rubber boots can crack which let in road contaminants in the joint causing undue wear and tear. It is good to check your boots. Sometimes just the boots can be replaced without changing out the whole joint. Sometimes when CV joints are bad it is necessary to replace the whole axle. This is usually true with cars over 15 years old.
So if you hear a popping noise when you hard turn right or left, say in a parking lot, you should get your CV joints checked.
|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 November 8, 2014 at 12:42 AM||comments (129)|
SELL MY OLD CAR AUSTIN, ROUND ROCK, PFLUGERVILLE. JUNK CAR PRICES. AND RECYCLING METALS.
Most Valuable Metals Found in Junk Cars
At some point or another either yourself or someone you know has had a junk car to get rid of. You might be asking yourself, “Just how do I do that?” or “Where do I go and what’s in it for me?” Good thing is that there are several options out there. You can try to resale it but chances are if it is in bad condition or doesn’t run that you wouldn’t be very successful. Well what should be done next? You could recycle it, scrap it for cash, or if you’re creative, you can make a really cool piece of art.
If one decides to sell it for scrap metal, there’s an awesome opportunity to make some good, easy cash. But before you go down to the junk yard to get your cash for your car, there’s some very useful information you should know about the different types of metal that can be found inside that old car of yours. Some of these metals are very valuable. So it’s important that you know about exactly what you’re selling so you don’t get taken advantage for just simply not knowing.
PLATINUM CAR PARTS
Hopefully your car still has its catalytic converter. Reason being, if your car still has this part, there’s a very good chance that it contains the precious metal, Platinum. Platinum is used as a catalyst in the catalytic converter; others use Rhodium or Palladium (both of which are also very valuable). Catalytic converters can guarantee money for you.
Platinum is very useful in a variety of industries. It is one metal that can be used over and over again without losing value. It’s a commodity that we as society take advantage of whenever we can because of the durability of this metal. Depending on where you go, scrap yards can offer a range of different prices for the Platinum contained in the catalytic converters. You will want to make sure you choose a company that has a good and long standing reputation. So shop around to get more bang for your buck.
IRON AND STEEL
Roughly 65% of the materials used to make cars are a steel alloy. Steel is one of the most common metals found in a junk car and also can be reused and recycled over and over again like the precious metals mentioned earlier. Steel doesn’t bring in as much money as Platinum, Rhodium or Palladium but the quantity found makes up for the price difference.
The automotive industry values steel for its durability, strength, resistance to rust and many more reasons. Steel can be found in parts of the body, chassis, frame, wheels and other parts as well.
Iron is also found in many junk cars, especially older models. Iron isn’t used nearly as much in today’s models as in the past due to its heavy weight. Don’t worry; you will still get cash for the iron found in the old car. Iron alloys are still found in newer models though and can still be sold for cash. Iron is found usually in parts of the engine. Even though it’s heavy, it is extremely durable, hence why it was widely used in older cars for engine parts.
ALUMINUM AND COPPER
Aluminum is a light weight metal. It’s most commonly used in today’s cars in the place of Iron and other heavier parts. The lighter weight of this metal is helpful because it allows the car to be more fuel efficient therefore reducing the pollution levels from the exhaust. The most common places you will find Aluminum is in engines, radiators, cylinder heads, pistons, and rims of the wheels. Aluminum is still durable just lighter in weight.
Now with Copper, there are a variety of parts in which it can be found. The radiator, wiring, alternators, starters, moving engine parts, as well as others can very well be made of Copper. Copper has many uses and benefits many industries in today’s economy. Since Copper remains in high demand, it means more cash for you.
All in all, if you take the time to do a little bit of research of the components of your old junk car, you can potentially be looking at quite the pay day. Provided that you go with an experienced scrap metal buyer with a good reputation.