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Junk Your Car for Cash? Wait Until You Read These Guidelines

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

No matter how old your auto might be, there is an appropriate value for every part of it in the salvage yard. But before you do this, take a quick glance of these guidelines to get a fair deal.

 

Clean Up and Determine the Value

 

  • Take a look inside and gather all your belongings (if there’s any) like tools, extra tire, small items such as CDs, combs, scattered papers, empty bottles, cards etc.
  • Wipe off some dust and dirt, a little wash will do good as it can help raise your asking price. A clean-old car is way better than a dirty new one.
  • Assess how old is your vehicle, check every part and determine which items works or totally ruined
  • Ask another opinion from your trusted mechanic to assess the value of your engine, drive shaft, transmission, battery, and braking system
  • Run down some research and compare prices

 

Keep Your Documents Intact

 

  • Provide your car ownership as proof that you are selling your own stuff
  • Complete necessary paperwork required by junk salvage yard
  • Prepare for identification cards or pictures as these are sometimes needed  when transferring ownership
  • Get your license plate as you need to hand it over to a department that conducts cancellation of your vehicle’s registration

 

Shop Around for Buyers

  • Do a little of your assignment, search for salvage and junk yards or visit our FB page or contact us at (718) 297-9797 for more queries
  • Make a list of what offer you will get and make comparison
  • Listen and try some suggested junkyards as it is normally tested that giving a fair deal
  • Be familiar with the “pick and tow” and “DIY car parts dismantle” pricing
  • Advertised your junk car or parts through local newspaper or on Craigslist and eBay websites to catch potential buyers
  • Choose junk shop that has a lot of offers like fast transactions and the highest price paid.

 

Negotiate

 

  • Set your asking price and ready for negotiation
  • Be flexible with what they can offer
  • Deal with the firm that gives you reasonable price
  • Ensure that everything is in place before signing documents or closing the agreement

 

If you don’t want to convert your junk car into cash, you have another option,

 

Donate Your Car

 

  • Choose a charitable institution to donate your junk car
  • You can claim the benefits like tax deduction but be sure to be familiar with “tax benefit donation” process
  • Have your papers ready for vehicle donation and hassle-free transaction

 

Do you know that junking your car for cash is a form of eco-friendly practice? Read here to confirm this statement or better yet call NYC Auto Salvage and Glass at 718-297-9797 for proper auto disposal.

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Must read: How Regular Change Oil Can Save Your Vehicle

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

When was the last time you check your vehicle oil? The old adage suggests that if you want to extend the life of your car you should need to change oil upon reaching 3,000 – 5,000 miles, this perception might change in this generation due to the modernization of engine technologies but then again some people follow this method without even knowing the reason behind. Hence, here’s a short overview that explains why change oil is essential and how it save your vehicle.

What does the Oil do?
People need blood to be its best shape and function, in a similar manner your car needs enough oil to properly operate. Engine oil plays a major role such as to lubricate, cool and clean some parts of the engine to keep your car runs in good condition.

Lubricate
When the engine roars to life or when your vehicle is running, some of its elements rubbing each other so hard which can cause of overheating. Oil will then travel through the oil pan, pump, filter, pickup tube, pressure relief valve and spurt holes and galleries parts of the engine, lubricate every portion allowing a smooth and stable ride.

Cool
Combustion temperature typically reaches 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit or can be very hot that can damage all those moving parts of the engine. As oil normally propagates, it carries a great deal of heat away from an internal combustion hydraulic engine (and cool some component) before it will move back and circulates again.

Clean
Road dirt and other sediments can be accumulated upon the oil cycle. These contaminants will be trap through the oil filter and will pass through easily upon using oil as it is designed to clean and avoid sludge that builds ups in the engine.

What Happens when you do not Change Oil regularly?

As a general rule, change oil is highly recommended as part of vehicle maintenance though there are cases that skipping the process (once or twice) will not occur any troubles but if you set it aside for a long period of time it will lead into possible repercussion like as follows.

  • It will get the oil dirtier and will stop lubricating some parts which eventually wear out
  • It affect the performance of the vehicle’s engine and to the point of overheating
  • It can lead you into huge expenses of repair as damage engine parts will surely occur
  • It will shut down the motor and need to replace some of the materials
  • It shorten the life of the engine and worst, sending your car to an early grave

Problems listed above will certainly occur the moment you neglect to maintain your car. Fortunately, change oil is one of the cheapest maintenance which if you do regularly you will save your engine as well as your car from deterioration.

In case the damage is done, contact a skilled mechanic and car expert for best aid or recommendation. Your index finger is the key, dial (718) 297 9797 or click this link that leads you through a helping hand for a complex auto mechanical problem.

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Flood-Damaged Car? Keep Calm and Do This Procedure

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

The number of flood-damaged cars are increasing because of unpredictable natural disaster (typhoon) or even just due to crazy rains that caused some areas into flooding. If your vehicle is affected or near devastated then you have a serious problem. But, don’t panic instead, follow these steps that will help you evaluate the damage:

Don’t dare start the car! Typical car owner’s first reaction is to turn on the ignition to check if the car still works but we advise not to opt for this action as this will bring a bunch of risks and may cause more problem beyond repair.

How far does the vehicle submerge? Check the water line, if it reached the dashboard considered it complicated and call an expert

DYI cleaning. To start drying out your flooded car and avoid stinky odor and molds, open all the car doors, remove all wet items from the interior such as wet carpet, dashboard (if you can) floor mats, insulation and foam rubber in the seats as well as upholstery. Deciding if all the interior stuff is salvageable and replaceable or not is another question.

How about fluids and filters? Car fuel filter, coolant, transmission, brake and power steering reservoir needs to be check. If any seemed contaminated with the water, you should drain and dry it as this can lead to a lot of problems. Like, submerge brake system can lose its power while water in the transmission will cause of lack of lubrication and rust.

Let’s go with the electrical! Investigate brake, signal and hazard lights, air conditioning and headlights. Also check the power locks, audio, and video system as well as power window. If any of these doesn’t perform the way it should then it’s a sign of trouble.

Check it under. Submerge car collects a lot of dirt hidden inside or under the body that causes rust damage. Thus raise the car, securely inspect or remove the tire and wheels wash the mud and dry.

Considering you have followed these steps, still, you have to get ready for the worst scenario such as:

  • Dry and clean flooded car parts might not last too long
  • Water- logged car system will not function the way it used to be
  • Mechanical and electrical issues will soon arrive

Obviously, flood-damaged car is a case to case basis, restoration may vary depending on your issue nevertheless, you have an option of leaving the task in the hands of the expert and a qualified mechanic, hence, New York City Auto Salvage and Glass can give you a hand in one call, dial 718-297-9797 and worry no more.

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Tips to Determine if Your Car Should be Replaced or Repair

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

Generally, the average of car’s life calculation is about 8 to 10 years or 150.000 to 200.000 miles, if you pass it through most often than not, you will encounter some mechanical or other related troubles. Now, replaced or repair? This common question usually occurs in mind most likely if you feel like your vehicle’s condition is unstable, and it is very difficult to decide especially if you consider your auto as a jewel or if it has a sentimental value.

Consider the following facts that can help you determine if you should let go of your car or just opt to restoration.

Repair

Repair might be your first option but does it fit with the situation? Can you meet the following expenses?

  • Engine and cylinder damage is one thing that you never want to show up as it has an estimated cost of $6, 000 to $10,000  
  • Replacing your car battery is a no cheap action you have to raise $6,000 out of your pocket
  • One of the complicated issues is when you have a transmission problem if you experienced gear slipping and burning smell (when driving) then prepare your $4,000 for repair
  • Suspension overhaul (comprised of shocks, control arms, and spring)  might give you a headache as it cost $3,000 to $5,000 in order to bring it back into shape
  • Important car part is the camshaft and when it is broken repair cost could be $2,000 or more
  • Head gasket maybe cheap but the labor cost when you are aiming to replace it is around $ 1,500

Replace

Replace would be your second thought considering that it will surely cost a lot in a one time (unless, installment) payment. Are you ready for these?

  • Brand new car is, of course, expensive depending on what brand or car type you wish to have. Cheapest car price varies from $12,995 to $17, 651
  • You need to pay your car insurance, which most likely around $1, 905 you can have a bit cheaper (or higher) it depends upon the rate given by your chosen insurance agency
  • Registration and licensing fees might be affordable on your end, but don’t forget that it is part of your expenses

Finally, the moment to decide has arrived, run the numbers and compare the repair cost and the amount you are going to pay when you opt to replace your car. Which side suits you best? If you still uncertain with your decision let me ease up your troubles, dial (718) 297 9797 and we will help you check your old car and give advice.

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Tips to Pet-Proof your Car

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

Having pets especially dogs is a rewarding feeling. Many say that human can break your heart but dogs can break your seats, but not your heart. What if there will come a time that you need to bring your pet and give it a ride in your car? That your travel buddy has four legs instead of two. What are the things that you need to keep in mind?

Listed below are some of the things you needed to check and pay attention with so you won’t be embarrassed to give human a ride afterwards.

 

Invest Some Time Grooming Your Dog

If your dog is shedding, brush or comb your pup before leaving the house to keep excess hair out of your vehicle. To protect the car seats, you can take your dog to a pet groomer to trim the nails so it will lessen the chance to scratch the car leather seat. You can also use seat covers to protect the outside of your seat.

 

One Vehicle Intended for your Canine Buddy

Owning multiple cars? If yes, then use only one car if you are traveling with your canine buddy. You will save yourself from the tremendous cleaning and pay attention to just one car.

 

Keep your pets in one area

You can use a crate, seat-belt harness or just keep your dog in the back area of your vehicle, containing your pup in a smaller area means less mess and hair to clean later.

 

Save your Seats

Leather is a big no, no when you have a pet whose toenails are similar to a witch! They will scratch and destroy it even before you know it. You can use a blanket or an old sheet to cover up. In that way, you only not protect your seats but also you can easily collect the hair or furs with you.

 

Use T-shirts for Heavy Shedders

Lightweight t-shirt is your saviour here if your pup is a heavy shredder. Let them wear one.  Tie the loose part in their belly to secure it. Yes, I know you are thinking that it cannot contain all the hair but it is way better than none, right?

 

Prepare a handy dandy cleaning kit

Bring with you the following in case you needed them: paper towels or tissue, wipes, dog brush, plastic bags, tweezers or anything you can use to remove ticks, a spare small bottle with soap and water for the ticks, and of course, dog treats (for reward). Oh, don’t forget to bring a bottle of water for rinsing.Just like you have a human baby with you? I know right!

 

Clean the area right away (Clean your pet, too!)

Once your pet leaves the car, it is advisable to clean as prompt as possible. Shake off the extra blanket on your seats outside of your car to remove the initial hair. Also, rinse your dog’s feet or wipe the excess dirt before letting them enter your car again to minimize the dust and dirt.

 

Yes! You can take your furbaby for a joy ride and adventures without your vehicle becoming a stinky, muddy furmobile. With a little planning plus equipped with your cleaning kit, you’ll always be ready for the worst. Then, by taking just a few minutes to clean your car when you return home, your vehicle can still be a pristine, sweet-smelling ride for your next journey out on the town.

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