If you’re one of those handy people who can do your own tune-ups, change your own oil and handle minor repairs, congratulations. You have the skills to save thousands of dollars over the life of your car. But you also know that you can spend hundreds on car parts with a single trip to the auto supply house. And if you need an item that’s classified as a dealer-only part, you could easily be looking at thousands of dollars for the replacement.

A French door set with the door jam (standard 60-inch set) can run $329 — but prowl the junk yards for this… you can find a full set (usually with the jam) for as little as $60. This is the kind of thing you tell the junkyard worker to keep an eye out for and call you if he or she gets one in. Tip them well and they will call you when the “good stuff” comes in. This will save you a bundle!

First, take an estimate from the retailers about the salvage work they would do. Clearly explain the kind of work you plan to do in your kitchen. For that you must first understand your requirements first. Ideally, your requirements should be based on not only saving money, but also on something that makes your kitchen cabinet robust and aesthetically good. Then take the estimates from the retailers.

If you can’t sell your parts through the normal venues, you’re going to have to be creative. If you’ve got parts that are worth some money, and in excellent condition, try putting a note on community bulletin boards in stores, the library, or wherever you can put one up. Online bulletin boards for your area are also good places to list car parts for sale. If you post your name, number, city, and your make and model year, you might connect with a mechanic who’s been searching for your exact item. If your parts are the only ones around, you can make some good money.

The body of most of the old cars becomes rusted due to the carelessness of their owners. Some lkq greer do not have any body at all. These things can decrease the value of you junk car. You need to dress it properly. You may apply a fresh spray on it or you can also get the door fixed, it will not take more than a few dollars.

Take the Car Battery out from under the hood… Car batteries contain lead, which is what is known as, a non-ferrous metal that means it contains no iron. Most scrap yards will not allow you to sell your car to them with a battery in it anyway, however you can sell the car battery separately for more money, if you know where to go, these usually bring between $8.00-$15.00 apiece.

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