If you are mechanically inclined and do most of the work on your vehicles yourself, you are already saving a lot of money on maintenance and repairs; all you are paying for is parts. The next time you are going to be working on your truck or car, make a list of the parts you need and go to the salvage yard. Here are a few advantages you can enjoy when you do.
You depend on your vehicle to get you wherever you need to go. However, that vehicle depends on you for certain maintenance and repairs that need to be completed. If those repairs aren't performed, your vehicle could wind up breaking down on you and costing you far more than what it should have in the first place. In the event you are facing whether you want to have a rebuilt or new transmission put in your vehicle, here are a couple tips to help you make an informed decision.
Your car turns over slowly when starting it. The lights dim when you turn the car off. These are signs of a car battery that is ready to die and you need to act quickly. If you don't, you may find yourself in a parking lot with a car full of groceries that won't start. Here is how to change the car battery yourself so you don't have to face that dilemma.
If you've recently upgraded from an older truck to a late-model truck, you're likely amazed at the technological advances that have helped solve some of the most historically irritating aspects of truck ownership -- rough suspension, excessively noisy windows, and poor fuel efficiency. Indeed, today's trucks are designed to be just as efficient and comfortable as luxury autos or sport utility vehicles (SUVs). With these high-tech features, you may feel your truck is perfect as-is and needs nothing further.
A bug out vehicle is an important aspect of most disaster plans, especially since it is meant to get you, your family, and your supplies to a safe location if a disaster occurs. One of the best things that you can do to make your bug out vehicle more capable of getting you and your family to safety is to add a few aftermarket parts, such as a replacement differential and skid plates.