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Auto Parts That Typically Wear Out

Most vehicles are used every day or at least several times a week. With that much wear on a car or truck, it's inevitable that some of the parts may eventually wear out. For this reason, we started this blog to inform you about vehicle parts that often need to be replaced. We aren't auto mechanics or car specialists, but we do drive cars and we wanted to become knowledgeable about the various car parts and components that typically wear out. After doing our research, we decided to share our information with others to help prevent breakdowns and expensive repairs. By reading our blog posts you'll learn which auto parts including the alternator, fuel pump, and brake components you should periodically check to make sure they're still functioning properly.




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2 Tips For Getting Your Car Ready To Sell For Cash

by Dale Gibson

If you have an old clunker taking up space on your property, you may have decided to simply sell it off for cash and be done with it. However, while you may believe that you should just sell it as-is, you may have a better chance of getting a little more money from selling your junk car if you use the tips below to get it ready beforehand.

1. Wash and Clean Out Your Car

Even if your car is basically junk to you, there are many parts of it that may still be usable, especially if the company that you are planning to sell it to will either repurpose the vehicle or sell the parts out one at a time. When they buy a junk vehicle, they typically go by the going rate in publications, which includes the overall condition of the vehicle.

When you bring in your car, you do not want it to look junky, as the general cleanliness makes an impression as to its overall condition. Clean out any junk that is lying around inside of the vehicle, then give it a good washing to clean off the dirt and grime that has most likely gathered while the car was sitting in your driveway or garage.

2. Complete Minor Repairs to Make the Car Driveable 

Even though you are junking your car, you want to make sure that it is at least driveable, if at all possible. Of course, if there is no motor or the engine is shot, this would lead to greater repairs than would be worth the higher amount you would receive.

However, if your car simply needs a new fan belt or thermostat, the few dollars that you spend to replace these parts could make a difference in the price you receive. If the company can verify the condition of the engine itself, they may give you more money because they can be assured that the parts they sell off of the car can yield a profit.

Using the above tips can help you get your junk car ready so that you have a better chance of getting more money when the time comes to sell it. For more information about what to do, contact a company that will junk your car for cash to find out if there are any specific requirements or things that they will look for when you bring your vehicle in.