Where can you find the best used parts to fix your summer car issues? A salvage yard. That’s right while scouring a yard full of used vehicles might not seem like your idea of summertime fun, and it will save you a lot of summertime cash. And since you won’t end up spending a fortune on car parts, you’ll be able to spend the extra money on something else, like that summer camping trip or a new bike for your kid to ride this summer.
But what used auto parts can you find at a salvage yard to fix your summer car issues? Well, the exceptional team here at Bessler’s U Pull & Save (now known as the leading auto salvage yard in the Midwest!), has been helping people get back on the road for their summer adventures in a very affordable way since 1985. Below is a list of car parts you’ll find at a salvage yard for a fraction of the dealer cost, and why you might end up looking for them during this hot summer season.
When beautiful weather starts to bless our days, we tend to want to get out on the open road and enjoy it. Summertime comes with an increase in driving, and that means we need to pay closer attention to our tires. In winter, we’re at an increased risk for low tire pressure and flat tires, but in the summer, it’s the opposite case.
Intense heat from the asphalt and high outdoor temperatures can cause tire pressure to increase, putting us at risk for a tire blowout. While you might not blow a tire, an increase in tire pressure can also cause your vehicle to handle poorly on the road and result in the uneven wear of your tires.
Thus, it’s always important to check your tire pressure and the tread of your tires. You do not want to risk heading out on a road trip or long drive with poor tires. If they’ve had the biscuit, you don’t need to splurge on new tires. Bessler’s U Pull & Save self-service salvage yard has over 2000 vehicles on site, which have used tires that are in a “good-as-new” condition available for the pulling and taking.
Used AC parts
Long drive coming up? Stuck sitting in Cincinnati traffic? When it’s hot outside this summer, the last thing you need is to be stuck in your car without properly functioning air conditioning. Common issues with a car’s cooling include blowing warm air, blowing no air at all, only blowing air on certain settings or there’s little blow force.
Potential reasons for these issues involve problems with the A/C’s blower motor, blower motor resistor, A/C belt, A/C condenser, A/C compressor, or a possible airway obstruction. Just to give you an idea of the money you might be spending on such an issue, the list cost of a new A/C compressor is anywhere between $400 and $1000 depending on the car you have. And that’s why heading to a self-service salvage yard will save you hundreds of dollars in parts. For instance, at Bessler’s U Pull & Save you can find a used A/C compressor for under $50 regardless of make or model.
Used engines and engine parts
Overheating is one of the most common summer car issues and is mainly the result of extreme outdoor temperatures. However, it can also be caused by a broken cooling system, blocked radiator, bad thermostat or failed water pump.
If you happen to be driving and you suspect that your vehicle might be overheating, there are few actions you can take to prevent severe damage to your engine. If the needle on your temperature gauge is increasing past the reasonable limit and you start to smell something funny coming from your vehicle, turn off your air conditioning immediately and roll down your windows. This will decrease the load on the engine and help it cool off.
If you continue to overheat, you’re going to have to withstand turning on the heater and blower because this will transfer heat from the engine to the passenger compartment. If you think your car is about to boil over, then pull over to the side of the road as soon as possible. It typically takes a solid 30 minutes for an engine to cool down enough for it to be safe to handle and see what is wrong. If you’re not knowledgeable about vehicles, call in professional roadside assistance.
Once you find out what the culprit is, you might be faced with expensive repairs. Don’t forget about your option to find used auto parts to help reduce costs and get your car back on the road again.
Save money on your vehicle repairs this summer
Used car parts from a self-service salvage yard can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars in repair costs. If you happen to live in Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, why stop by Bessler’s U Pull & Save and save yourself some cash this summer.
For affordable used car parts, visit our salvage yard today!