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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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Salvage Yards: The Next Big Thing in Resource Conservation

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

It cannot be denied that there is a big differential growth in different economies around the globe. One of the best examples is the US economy as of now it’s dealing the aftermaths of the Global Financial Recession. The rumors are true. The US economy remains stagnant, and while you may feel helpless to do anything about it. Little did you know that one of the best ways you can help the situation is by junking that old car you’ve had lying around for years? Yes, you heard it right! Selling your junk car not only means you’ll get cash quickly, but it’s also great for the economy.

 

Junking just one car has been shown to save a huge amount of resources like iron, coal, and barrels of crude oil. In addition to providing those raw materials which can be used for industrial manufacturing, when a car is recycled there is a 90% savings in raw materials, when compared to mining for these items, and a 75% savings in energy. The more energy we save; the more resources we conserve. Top auto salvage yards spend a lot of their resources ensuring that salvage vehicles are recycled to the fullest and that our environment is not affected by those efforts.  So what are other ways does Salvage Yards help the economy if you may ask? It’s astonishing, but the junk car industry is responsible for a contribution of more than $65 billion into the U.S. economy. Just by selling your rusty car that you’ve had littering your yard forever, you’re making a huge impact on the economy.

 

If you would like to have an estimate for your car and want to help the economy, contact New York City Auto Salvage and Glass at 718-297-9797. We service areas throughout Jamaica, Queens, and NYC, and we have a reputation for providing top dollar for junk cars. We also have a Facebook page so you can follow us on our latest news.

 

 

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Dents No More!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

Car is one of the most expensive investments someone may have. For car enthusiasts, they treat it like their own baby. Oh well, just like a baby, you don’t want it to have annoying scratches and most of all dents. Such a big no, no and no!

Ever imagine yourself having a bad day with just parking your car in front of a supermarket then a push cart just bump it? And boom! There is a dent in your beloved car. Sometimes, inevitable hailstorm causes wreak havoc and leave noticeable dents. How frustrating, isn’t it? Worst is you don’t have a choice but to deal with those dents. Unless you have this super magical power and you can remove dents by just staring, you might want to consider the following ways.

  1. Use a Plunger and Water

First and foremost, I would suggest using a different plunger and not the one you use in your toilets (If you don’t have spare, just make sure to clean it first, okay?). This method is ideal for small-to-medium-sized dents. The procedure is just easy. All you need to do is to pour water on both the dent and the plunger and start pushing and pulling. Remember how you use the plunger in your toilet, it’s just the same. Continue doing so until you hear the popping sound.

By the way, it is much better if you will do it on a sunny day and outside. The heat from the sun makes the plastic become flexible allowing you to push and pull easier. Another technique is by using boiling water. Just replace the “water” with boiling water and go through the same steps. 

  1. Hair Dryer and Compressed Air Combo

Not only hair dryer is popular to girls, it is to men now. Do you know that this small equipment along with compressed air can do wonders to your car dents?

Start off by switching on your hair dryer at highest temperature and heat the car dent. Note that it should be between 5 to 7 inches away from the dent. When you notice that the heat is enough (too much can cause damage to paint), get your compressed air can. Don’t forget to turn it upside down before starting spraying the affected area. You will see that the dent will pop out.

  1. Hair Dryer plus Dry Ice

Remember how we used the hair dryer in Number 2? The same thing applies here. The only difference is instead of compressed air, we are going to use dry ice. This method requires extra caution not only with your car’s paint but also to your skin.

Say that you already heated the dent, now get an aluminum foil and cover it. Not only that aluminum foil will keep the area warm, it will also serve as protection from scratches since dry ice is hard. Now, get your insulated rubber-coated gloves and grab the ice. Gently brush the ice on top of the aluminum foil. Once you are done, wait for few minutes until you hear a popping sound. Remove and dispose foil after used.
 
All these three ways might not be enough after single application. You may repeat the process when there are still noticeable dents but do not overuse. Remember the saying, “too much is bad”.

If all else fails…

Consult your nearest auto repair shop and bring your baby for inspection. Better be sure than sorry. We at New York City Auto Salvage & Glass, offers this kind of service. We also have cheap used auto parts if you need one. Take note, we are offering free delivery. So what are yah waitin’ for? Drop us by and we are happy to serve you.

 

 

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6 Things to do Before You Let Go of Your Car

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

It is a fact that nothing lasts forever and sadly, so is our cars. No matter how we care for them, that time will come that we need to let go of it whether we want to buy a new one, emergency financial need, or we just want sell it. Here on this article are 7 things to consider when you decide to sell it.

  1. Organized paper works such as registrations, bills and etc.

Make sure that the paper works such as mentioned above are ready. When you want to sell your car, it is an essential part of the transaction when transferring the deeds to the new owner. A registered car is more likely to be sold easier so if your car is registered up to date, your car is easy to sell.

 

  1. Inspection and Road worthiness of your car.

You may not know your potential buyer personally and for that it’s your responsibility as the seller to ensure the safety of the car you are selling. Engine, brakes, tires, chassis, interiors, lights, and clutch are inspected and it is recommended to be done by a shop for reassurance. On the other hand, if it’s not drivable, there are salvage yards like us New York City Auto Salvage and Glass who are paying cash for junk or cars to be wrecked. You can consider that as an alternative.

 

  1. Make it more profitable, return your car to stock.

When you have the chance to modify your car, for example, aftermarket mag wheels, stereos, seats, or suspension, you can make the most of your car if you return it to stock. Sell your car separately from the aftermarket parts you installed. The same way you will do with the parts, sell them separately and you will make more profit with your car.

 

  1. First impressions last.

Make your car presentable. After we make sure the safety of our car, we have to ensure that it is clean and looking at its best. We can put in in a car wash, put some wax and tire black, clean the dashboard, if your car smells old, you can put some air freshener and wash the upholstery to make it smell better. A fresh looking car is the one that meets the eye.

 

  1. Publicity is another key.

Advertise and post your car for sale in classified ads, social media and word by mouth to sell your car. Make the use of the web by advertising to reach more people. The more people you reach, the easier it is to sell.

 

  1. Just be honest.

Tell the history of your car, if there is something wrong in the car during the sale then tell it. If it got involved in an accident relate it or whether its flooded. It is always best to be honest. In the end you will have no regrets.

 

Then there you have it the 6 simple ways to do when you decide to let go of your car. If you need some parts to repair your car, why not go to New York City Auto Salvage and Glass. Just contact us at (718) 297-9797). We are happy to serve you.

 

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It’s all about Tires… Maintenance and Proper Care

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

We all know that tires are one of the most “should be well taken care of” parts of a car. Not only it will save your life in the road and provide you a better ride but also will save your pocket with future major expenses.

Here are the reasons why you should (if you haven’t done so) pay attention in taking care of your car’s tire:

  1. It will help you save money
    Regular maintenance, rotation, inspection and alignment can help you save money. These activities can extend the life of your tires allowing you to not buy often. Also, checking the tire’s pressure is essential. Do you know that under inflated tire wear out faster? On the other hand, overinflated tire has a tendency to blow out easily.
  2. It will help you save money on fuel
    Proper inflation pressure is a must. When your tire is under inflated, your car is using excess fuel. Not only that. Since under inflated tires have higher rolling resistance, your engine needs to double work to move your vehicle.
  3. It ensures safety
    Who would have wanted to get engaged in a car accident? No one but it actually happens, right? And the common reasons are poor tire tread, exceeding the load capacity and not being aware of your car tires condition. As a tip, don’t be shy to use your spare tire especially if you notice that something is wrong with one of your tires.

So the good question now is, “How to take care of your tires?”
It’s simple and easy. RMA or the Rubber Manufacturers Association advises you to remember this: “Be Tire Smart – Play Your PART (Pressure, Alignment, Rotation, Tread)”.

  • Pressure – As mentioned a while ago, proper inflation pressure is a must. It should not be under or overinflated.
  • Alignment – Have a tire dealer check your tire to see if your car is properly aligned.
  • Rotation – It is the process of removing your tires and move to a different position. The reason for this is to make sure that tires wear evenly so they can last longer. Unless specified in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, rotation should be done approximately 5000-8000 miles.
  • Tread – One way to see if your tire tread is healthy is by using a penny. Simply insert the penny with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. Now, if you can see all Lincoln’s head, then you should replace your tire immediately.

We had a saying that prevention is better than cure or better be safe than sorry and those apply here. Why take the risk of having a ride with a poor tire if you can replace it in the first place? If you worry about the expenses, you really don’t need to buy a new tire. You can also consider salvage yards. Just like with us, we have different types of wheels just right for your car. And we guarantee you that they are safe and sound to use. If you wanted to check for yourself, drop us by. We are conveniently located in Jamaica and Queens. We also have cheap used auto parts, just in case you needed one. So, see yah!

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