Saturday was a big day. We got up early and started with the Pancake Breakfast at the dealership. The pancakes and the sausage were yummy! Then we attended the first chapter meeting of the year held upstairs in the dealership. There were a lot of people at the meeting. At the end of the meeting a man named Paul made an announcement about the ride planned for the afternoon. I wasn’t thinking it was a particularly good day to go on a ride. Just riding to the dealership earlier that morning was very cold. Too cold. Brrrrr!
It’s sometimes the only option. With classic cars and out of production models, using salvage car parts is sometimes the only way to get your hands on parts. Many classic car marques actually have a substantial salvage parts business that has grown up around them, and networks of enthusiasts are a great way to source parts at a price that won’t break the bank.
The obvious question that arises with these parts is whether they are of high quality or not. The answer really depends on the old cliche’ of you get what you pay for. Some parts are not so great and some are much better than anything that came originally on your car. The dollar value of the part usually is indicative, but not always. Still, a classic example would be brake pads. All cars need new brake pads at some points. If you buy the cheapest option, you’re going to get squeaks and rough stops. If you spend the money on a top quality brake system like Brembo, you are going to have much better braking than you did when the car was first purchased. Again, you get what you pay for.
It goes without saying that if there is a problem in your car removal companies, even one that you are not positive is there, but you just suspect; you bring it in to get checked. It is not worth the risk. These slight problems can grow. If you smell something in your engine, especially a smoky smell; these are warning signs. If your brakes are squealing, that is also a reason to take your car to be checked. Brakes are a very delicate auto part, and must be taken extreme care of. It is beyond dangerous for someone to have brakes that are not working. As soon as it seems like they are not at their best, you need to get them looked at.
The first thing to do when you want to purchase a spare part from a junkyard is to call the junkyard and request for the part. Of course, you have to give details of the vehicle such as the brand, model, when it was manufactured and the spare part you need. A search would have to be conducted on the available parts and if they do have it, then they would let you know. Vehicles disposed in junkyards are assessed for the useful parts both inside and outside which are collected. When you arrive at the junkyard, you would be allowed to see the spare part and if you decide to purchase it, payment is made right there.
It is also a find for the other end. The companies that have the parts have much more of an opportunity to sell what they have through an online source as opposed to people coming to their market. This opens up a whole new customer base for them. So both parties benefit from an online search engine.
After you’ve revamped the outside of your car, it’s time to think about the inside. Again, it’s the small details that matter. Add some new floor mats to keep the car clean. Whether you drive an automatic or a stick shift, change the shifter to something a littler nicer. You can find everything from beautiful leather knobs to scary skulls. Change the steering wheel cover to make it a little more interesting. If Hello Kitty isn’t your style, try a genuine leather cover instead.
Restoring poses a bigger challenge, thus there’s much more love between you and your car. It might be a bit easy to find a stock engine, but looking for the small parts like the starter will be a bit of an adventure. Once you finish restoring, you’ll certainly find a greater attachment between you and your car.