A little common since and practicality should come into effect at the Garage or Yard sale you are visiting. Watch your money and spend money on things you absolutely need or just can’t live without. After all, you don’t want to end up with things that will become part of your own Garage or Yard Sale someday.
When you are looking for the right auto parts and accessories for your car, you should try and find them at a good price but beware of problem parts. Often consumers will buy the cheapest car part, an oil filter for example or a jug of cheap oil. This may seem like a good idea initially because you save money, but you will just end up spending more down the road. If you buy that cheap jug of oil, then your car is going to burn through it faster and you will just need to spend more when it runs out. As well, you may actually do damage to your vehicle with a sub-par oil and that can cost you even more with car repairs.
If your vehicle is not a luxury vehicle or brand new, don’t argue about lkq parts or aftermarket parts. Let them use whatever parts they can find, it will help to keep your vehicle from being declared a total loss.
So, how do you get good spare parts for your automobile at discounted prices? This requires doing some homework of your own. But let’s do it together.
The price you will get from a junk yard depends on your location and whether you can drive the car to them. The average price a honda accord 1987 will give you for a car you can drive it in is $200. If the junk yard has to tow your car, you will get about half that amount.
Another way men show the importance of cars in their lives is by constantly updating their cars. Until I met my husband I never realized all the different car parts that can be updated and the auto parts that can be altered and transform the whole look of the vehicle. At first we got our car, a Honda Civic at a great price and I was very happy about it, although my husband was not so thrilled. He dreams like many men of sports cars and in particular Lamborghini’s. He talked about transforming the car a lot but I couldn’t imagine it was possible. The first thing he changed was the horsepower since he wanted the car to move faster. After this I thought now he will be happier, but boy was I wrong, a month later he was talking about buying body kits and spoilers and it keeps on going.
Once you have the title in hand and the car is cleaned out, take it to the salvage yard. If it cannot drive, ask if they would be willing to tow it, or arrange for towing. When you arrive with the car, you will be offered a final sale price after the employees inspect it. Be prepared to negotiate, because this is expected. If you are happy with the price, accept it and sign the title over. You will then turn over the car and the keys and be on your way, no longer worrying about that old junker in your yard.
The Best Day, Time and Place: Never have garage sales over holiday weekends or on weekdays. Saturdays are the preferred day and the earlier you start, the better. Expect savvy buyers to arrive extremely early and offer less for large items hoping to get a bargain. Make sure the area of your sale is clean and that your items are well organized. If it is a yard sale, mow that grass the day before and pick up that animal poop. Have a rain date available in case of a downpour. Winter or rainy season sales are never a good idea. Summer is sale season.
It was a man-made mountain of long, metal strips, each strip about 1 foot wide, 10 feet long and less than 2 inches thick. This debris stretched as least 30 feet long and more than 10 feet high. How many of those metal strips were in that pile? Hundreds? Thousands?
Be Cash and Sale Conscious: Always have lots of change available and count it before you start your sale so you will know exactly what you made. Singles and five dollar bills always go faster than you think they will. Make sure you slowly count out change to buyers in front of others. Have receipts available for those who want them and make sure that all the signs, flyers and ads for your sale state that items will be sold “as is” with no refunds possible for any reason. Never count up your cash during the sale or in front of buyers. If anyone asks how much you made, tell them you not able to share that information. Cash is king, no checks for any reason.