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Where to my Wrecked Car near me?

Posted on April 6, 2021 at 9:31 PM Comments comments (9)
WHAT MECHANICAL DAMAGES ARE MORE COSTLY TO FIX THAN THE VEHICLE IS WORTH IN THE STATE OF TEXAS 
 
If you’ve been in a car accident or your car shows the obvious signs of wear and tear, the estimate from your mechanic might make your jaw drop. You’re left staring at those numbers and wonder if it’s really worth it or you’re better off just getting rid of it.  
To help you make up your mind, you should contact JUNK CAR AUSTIN at 512-789-2177 to get a quote on your car as-is, before you even think of making any repairs. Should you invest more money in a wrecked car or sell it and put the money towards a new car? 
   
The most costly damages to a car 
 
There are certain problems, like a blown engine or a busted transmission, that are so expensive it really doesn’t make sense to put that kind of money in your old car. Why pay for repairs that cost more than the value of your car? 
The same goes for a bent frame or replacing the catalytic converter. In most cases, the cost of the repairs are so high it’s simply not worth the trouble. 
 
Repair the car or junk it? 
 
You need to look at the numbers. What is the cash value of your car? Maybe you’ve had it for a few years and you could get something like $5-6,000 if you tried to sell it, after you fix it. Should you pay a few thousands to get it fixed? It’s value will still be $6,000 at the most.  
Or should you put all that money into it, use it for another couple of months only to watch it break down again? What’s the point? 
To put it simply, when you’ve come to a point where the repairs needed cost more than 50% of your car’s cash value, you’re better off just getting rid of it.  
 
What if the car is totaled 
 
When you’ve been in a serious car accident and your vehicle is badly damaged, the insurance company might label it as a total loss. A totaled care is beyond repair or maybe you could still fix it but the repairs would end up being far more costly than the cash value of the car.  
Such a car might be unsafe for the road even if you decide to fork out the money to fix it. Once a car has been totaled by insurance, in order to be able to drive on public roads again you will have to go to the DMV and have the title re-branded as a rebuilt car. That’s if they approve of the repairs and deem them car safe enough. If they don’t, you’re left with a car you cannot drive on public roads and all that money was spent for nothing.  
If your car was totaled by insurance, you can decide to sell it yourself. In the state of Texas, your best option is JUNK CAR AUSTIN, where you get-free towing, quick pick up of the wrecked vehicle and cash in hand.  
 

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

BAD CATALYTIC CONVERTER 512-789-2177 AUSTIN TX CAR BUYER

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 1:44 AM Comments comments (0)
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!

DEAD BATTERY HYBRID JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN 512-789-2177

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM Comments comments (0)
HYBRID BATTERY (IF YOURS IS NOT WORKING CALL THE JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN AT 512-789-2177

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A hybrid car battery is like any other battery except that it is rechargeable and has enough juice to move a large heavy vehicle down the road for a few feet or a few miles. The batteries in hybrid cars are responsible for the better fuel economy but the chemical material that makes up all car batteries, whether it's a conventional car or a hybrid, is typically toxic.

 Is hybrid battery expensive? In sort yes it can range from 1,000 up to 6,000 for a full hybrid battery replacement. Hybrids batteries have proven to be extremely reliable though. Most hybrid car batteries are designed to last the lifetime of the automobile. There are three major types of batteries that are considering for use in hybrid cars: lead-acid, nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion By far, lead-acid is considered the most toxic of the three, and on top of that it's also extremely heavy. By undertaxing their batteries, hybrids ensure longer life spans. Hybrids come with software that purposely stops the battery from charging once it hits about 80 percent of full capacity. Similarly, the battery will say it's empty when it falls to about 20 percent. If hybrids do conk out early, most batteries come with an eight-year or 100,000-mile warranty. You'll notice two things when it's time for a new power pack: The engine will run almost constantly, even under light acceleration, and your fuel economy will drop off significantly. 

There are other ways to increase hybrid battery life: Coasting to a stop; like braking, coasting generates the kinetic energy that will charge your battery and extend its life, avoiding jack rabbit starts. Stopping at an intersection usually shuts down a hybrid's gas engine. As you move away from the intersection, a light press on the accelerator will keep the vehicle in all-electric mode. Replacing a hybrid car battery is a job that is best left to a professional.

AUSTIN JUNK CAR BUYER 512-789-2177 BAD SLAVE CYLINDER

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)
WHAT IS A SLAVE CYLINDER?

A slave cylinder is a very important part of a clutch system in a manual transmission car.  It can either be lengthened or shortened. This will push on another cylinder or changes the pressure of fluid from one place to another having an effect on a moving part like the breaks or clutch. Sometimes there’s a chain of cylinders working together all commanded by the first one at the beginning of the line which is called the master cylinder. While the clutch cylinder works the gears when it’s pressed is called the slave cylinder, there are many different types of slave cylinders found in different parts on the car but perform the same function. They can be found in the brake system, wheels and power steering system. 

SELL MY OLD DAMAGED JUNK DEAD CAR CEDAR PARK, LEANDER, AUSTIN, ROUND ROCK, TEXAS

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:28 PM Comments 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.