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Basic Car Care Tips For Safety And Performance

Picture a beautifully maintained classic sports car. Now picture in your mind the same car as a useless vehicle due to negligence of simple auto care, let's say because the owner ignored to check fluid levels and did not add oil to the engine. Not following some basic car care tips can equal the end of the engine for an automobile and the end of the story for a vehicle. What would have been a relatively low cost expenditure has become a major expense that may exceed the value of the vehicle.The automobile owner who is not well versed towards essential car care can refer to their owner's manual to find the best maintenance plan for their specific vehicle, but there are general car care tips that apply to all vehicles. If you do not care for your vehicle it will fail to operate properly or worse, as in our classic sports car story above. These tips are for those who care about maintaining a safe and smooth running car:1. Check oil levels and the oil filter at least every 3,000 miles. 2. Your auto has various ot...


How Does an Auto Salvage Yard Work?

The auto salvage yard is a very interesting place. It sort of resembles a graveyard for automobiles because they are in pieces and don't look too good. However, there are some viable parts on these old broken down vehicles that can work perfectly on a functional vehicle. The salvage yard is literally the "gold mine of auto parts." That explains how they are able to survive financially the way that they do. What makes them work is the fact that these junk yards possess auto parts that may not be found in local auto parts stores. This is because there are certain vehicles that are made in other countries that require their parts to be ordered. There are also some cars that are so old the parts cannot be found just anywhere. That is another instance in which the part may need to be ordered from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, that can be extremely expensive. Their availabilityEvery town has at least one junk yard, which it is commonly called an auto salvage yard because they salvage the parts. Some parts on the...


Original Parts VS Aftermarket Parts

Many debate whether or not original automobile parts or aftermarket parts are better when a vehicle must be repaired. Some may believe that the original parts are better since they are made by the manufacturer, but others claim that the aftermarket parts are equal to or even better than the original parts. So which is it? Is it just a matter of opinion or is there fact to either one of these claims? There may be one factor that affects whether or not a repair shop may use the original or aftermarket parts and that is state regulation. Each state has different regulations regarding which parts can be used on a vehicle. This is because the state regulates the insurance industry and if the state allows, the insurance company you are with may allow the use of aftermarket parts, which could play to your advantage. You may or may not be asked permission, depending on your state. Then again, there are situations in which you can make the decision yourself, especially if the insurance company is not involved.Original...


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