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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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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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