Car Diagnostics Crucial to Protecting Your Investment

Between oil changes and tire rotations, taking care of a car can seem like you’re spending a lot of time waiting and paying. But these are all vital parts to keep your vehicle running properly, and for a long time. Along with these necessary maintenance requirements, it’s also important to have your car go through… Read more »

Your Tie Rods Should be Regularly Inspected

Acting essentially as a link between the driver and tire, a tie rod is extremely important. It connects your front wheel to the rest of the steering system. When these go bad or wear, they can pose an extremely dangerous situation for the driver.   Replacing broken or nearly-broken tie-rods as soon as possible is… Read more »

What to Know When Shopping Aftermarket Paint Jobs

Aftermarket paints jobs are offered at thousands of auto shops around the country. Whether it’s a touch up or full paint job on the whole vehicle, there are three things that set a seamless paint job apart from a sub-par result. Call shops and read reviews to ensure that the company you choose to work… Read more »

Your VIN; a Crystal Ball for Your Car

Your vehicle’s 17-digit number sequences differentiate it from the millions of other vehicles in the world. Each piece of a VIN number means something different and can tell you something about your vehicle. For example, the very first digit of the VIN number displays which country the car was manufactured in. 1, 4 or 5… Read more »

The Intricacies of Buying Used Wheels

Buying used wheels for your vehicle can be a great way to save money while also staying safe. But brand new wheels can be expensive so as an alternative many drivers by gently used wheels as replacement or extra wheels. However, its important to use precaution when purchasing used wheels. Properly inspecting wheels before purchasing… Read more »

DIY Collision Tricks

A shopping cart hits your car door, you accidentally bump into your fence when you’re puling out the driveway or your parking lot neighbor was a little hasty opening his door. Long after drivers forget them about, reminders remain as a ding or scratch in the paint. But there are some quick steps you might… Read more »

Be on High Alert When Salvaging Fiberglass

Scrap yards and junk yards are full of cars that have valuable pieces just waiting to be found. Car lovers across the nation scour these yards to find car bodies, fenders, bumpers and accessories. However, not everything in a junk yard is worth salvaging. For example, recycling fiberglass comes with some functionality and even health… Read more »

The ARA; Protecting your Money & Safety

When buying used car parts, you want to make sure you are getting them in the best condition possible. Just because you are buying second hand equipment doesn’t mean you deserve second hand quality. So visiting only a junkyard with a reputation for distributing quality inspected parts is your best course of action. The Automotive… Read more »

Keep it Green: Visit your Auto Scrapyard

Enlisting a junkyard for your auto parts is an ecologically sound decision for many different reasons. Supporting these businesses is about more than saving a few dollars on second hand auto parts, it’s also about curbing greenhouse gases, the continued erosion to our ice caps and exploitation of natural resources. Iron ore mining is destructive… Read more »