Fix Your Vehicle
You have a car that you want to part out. There are auto dismantlers you can hire, or you can do it yourself. You can make more money dismantling it yourself instead of having someone else do it for you.
There are six basic steps when taking the car apart. These are:
1. Disconnect all the hoses and wires. To do this first remove the hood and take out the battery. You can use a knife to cut off all of the hoses. Then you need to drain all of the fluids out of the car. Follow regulations when getting rid of oil and transmission fluids.
2. Take the engine out of the car. You will need a car lift for this part. Before you start lifting the engine out, make sure that all the mounts are unbolted. If the engine is still in good shape, you can sell it.
3. Now that you have the engine out it is easier for you to start removing mechanical parts. By selling these at fair market value, you can make a little money.
4. It is now time to remove the tires. You can use the lift to lift the car off of the ground. Once you have the tires off take out all the parts to the brakes. The brake pads, drums, and the rotors can be sold while the lines that a made of metals can go to the scrapyard.
5. For the next step, you may need some tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and possibly even a blow torch. It will take some physical labor to complete this step. If there are parts of the body that are still in good shape, you can sell these.
6. The last step is to remove the interior. Take out the seats, the dashboard, and the carpeting. Now all you sill have is the frame of the car. You can sell the frame as is or break it down into smaller pieces and take them to the scrapyard.
Car owners are shocked when they call the dealership to buy a part for their car. It is best to shop around before you buy the part that you need. One thing that you can take into consideration is buying a parts car. It may be cheaper in the long run. Then parts that you don't need you can sell to cover the cost of buying the parts car. You can find parts cars at a local car auction or from the newspaper.
If buying a parts car is not an option then be sure to do your research before purchasing the part you need. You should do research whether you are buying the part yourself or you are taking your car in for service. There are websites that you can visit that will help you with getting your car fixed.
Do not go to the local dealership simply because it is convenient. Taking your time and shopping around can save you large bucks. Most dealerships buy the parts from the local auto parts store then mark them up in price. You may find it cheaper to buy the parts yourself.