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Buyer Beware: Look for These 5 Things When Buying a Used Engine

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It’s a bad day when you discover your vehicle needs a new engine.

You must decide if your car is worth fixing. Sometimes it is. Other times it makes more sense to take the money you’d spend on a new engine and invest it in a replacement vehicle instead.

Only you can decide which option is best for you.

If you do decide to fix it, you don’t have to pay full retail price for a new engine. You can save a bundle of money by buying a used one. That’s because used car parts cost much less than new ones. Buying a used engine can help get you back on the road without spending as much in car repairs.

But, if you buy a used engine from a shoddy salvage yard, or purchase a random one from Craigslist, you may end up in a worse situation than before.

If the used engine you buy doesn’t work, you’ll be out the money you spent, and your vehicle still won’t work. Then you’ll have to start the process over, while trying to deal with getting your money back for the junk engine you purchased.

So if you’re going to buy a used engine, make sure it’s a good one.

Here are five specific things you want to know before purchasing. These will help reduce your risk when buying a used engine. 

“Buyer Beware: Look for These 5 Things When Buying a Used Engine”

3 Things To Know When Buying a Branded Title Car in Utah

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3 things to know when buying a branded title car in Utah

Have you ever had to deal with a totaled car? If so, you’ve probably heard of branded titles and the headache that goes along with them.

Branded titles can seem confusing, especially since every state handles them differently. But it’s important to understand what it means for you as the owner, or a potential purchaser of a vehicle, with a branded title status.

“3 Things To Know When Buying a Branded Title Car in Utah”

Should You Sell The Parts Off Your Junk Car?

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Are you thinking of parting out a junked car?

It can be tempting to do so! You might see dollar signs flashing before your eyes as you think about how much money the engine, transmission, and all those other parts could bring in.

But, deciding to part out your vehicle shouldn’t be a decision made hastily. It’s a huge undertaking, so make sure you understand what you’re getting into.

To help you decide if parting out your car makes sense for you, here are eight questions to ask yourself.  

“Should You Sell The Parts Off Your Junk Car?”

What Are Your Options If You Can’t Afford Your Car Repairs?

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No one enjoys having to spend money on car repairs. But since they keep your car running and on the road, they are sometimes necessary.

If you aren’t saving up for unexpected repairs, the cost can seriously wreck an already tight budget.

So what should you do if you simply can’t afford to fix your car?

The good news is, you do have some options. Let’s explore a few of them.

“What Are Your Options If You Can’t Afford Your Car Repairs?”

7 Simple Ways to Protect the Environment as a Car Owner

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Are you a green car owner?

Don’t worry, you don’t have to drive a hybrid or stop driving altogether to make a difference. No matter what kind of vehicle you’re using here are seven ways, you can help protect the environment.

These ideas are simple to implement, and beneficial. They’ll help reduce pollution and keep the ground water clean. After all, we want this place to be around for the next generation to enjoy.

“7 Simple Ways to Protect the Environment as a Car Owner”