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Spring is here in Melbourne. But as we all know Melbourne’s weather changes drastically every now and then, you look at the sun, plan your day and halfway through you meet heavy drizzling. Just another routine that we follow in Spring Season. In few months time by December we will hit another scorching summer season.
All these weather and environment changes also have an impact on our vehicles, following are few tips for car owners to keep their vehicle in tune and up to the mark. This would add up so much value in your cars life and will make your life very easy whenever you are selling your car. Plus we also have to play our role in keeping the environment safe and clean and preserving our natural resources.
Engine Service – Tune up
We have to get regular engine service and tune-ups as mentioned in the car manual. Only one faulty spark plug can reduce engine oil consumption efficiency by up to 30%. Don’t wait for a miracle to happen if you are having a hard starting problem, or stalling problem or the car is having a rough idle state. Straight away have your car checked up by a good mechanic.
Timely engine oil change is really important for your car, it not only increase the car’s life but also improves fuel efficiency. Otherwise, smoke emission and breakdowns are something which we see on regular basis for the cars which are not maintained properly. Oil filters should also be changed regularly and for the rural suburbs where the weather a bit dusty regular change of air, fuel and PCV filters. Do an oil change earlier if you regularly make extended trips with extra load on the car.
A marginally operating car air conditioner have a higher probability to fail in the summers. Get it serviced by authorised mechanics only as air conditioners contain ozone-damaging chemicals and poor handling of service can be a cause of its release in the atmosphere. We all know the side-effects of that.
Coolant should be fully drained and refilled after every 24 months, it’s highly recommended to maintain the levels and keeping the radiator clean. Overheating is the main reason of summer breakdowns and cost of getting it repaired from there can be huge. We can avoid this by a regular checkup of coolant level in your cars.
Car batteries are another factor which can cause huge trouble for you. Maintenance of battery includes cleaning off corrosion from terminals and battery posts and tightening up the cables. Loose cables can cause battery drainage.
Change your tires timely, as poor quality tires can burst at high speeds, causing great damage. Regular checkup of tire pressures is highly recommended especially in summers as both high and low air pressures are bad for the tires. Also, avoid hitting tires on curbs and speeding through the breakers as it could damage the thread and weaken the tire.
Time to sell your car
Even very carefully maintained cars have a certain life, but there are certain scenarios which you shouldn’t ignore, such as car value loss and major mechanical and electrical faults which can take up more money than swapping your car.
Your engine and transmission are two most critical parts of your car. Every private car buyer checks this two first thing while making a decision, as getting these fixed can take some serious amount of investment. If you feel there are certain issues, like vibration, jerks, stalling and extra smoke which is not getting better even after service of your old car, then it is the right time to lay it off.
If you meet a car accident in which either your car is written off or you have to spend more than AUD 2000 in repair. Don’t think twice, sell the car and buy a new one.
The car has done more than 200K KMs on the clock, especially small cars. For a big car, the threshold is around 250 K KMs. No private owner will bid for your car, no matter how good the condition is. As this is considered as cars with less road life.
Your car model is too old and the car brand is not in demand in Melbourne, VIC region, such as American or Chinese cars. In this case, the more you wait, the less cash you would get for it. For absolutely fit car the price would get stagnant for a certain number of year but after that, it will fall drastically. So for a foreign brand car which has wear and tear, there is no point of keeping it for long.
Rapid Car Removal
Rapid Car Removal is a Melbourne-based car buyer and offer instant cash for all types, makes and models of cars, vans, utes and trucks.
To get premium cash quote for your cars which have road life left, contact us. For getting cash for cars with wear and tear or damaged send us the car pictures and details and we will provide you instant cash quote.
Selling your car safe and easy is a simple procedure or process for Melbournites. How about selling your car without paying commissions to the car dealers and bypassing the cumbersome procedure of signing up to car sales portals. The plus side, you can sell your car in minutes without any sign ups and you won’t receive loads of unnecessary, time wasting, junk calls. On top of it, you can get the best cash rate for your car.
Here are some of the steps in selling your car easily and quick:
- It must be legit. Please check before hand that in registration car owners name is correct. And then, make it sure that it is clean. Check if there is an existing loan. In the event that there is, you cannot sell your car until your car is clear. Make sure that all liens are released.
- Fight for the right cash, it is your right when you are selling your car. Car wreckers are always looking for cars. They also tend to look for a car that is beyond their budget. Some are looking for specific models of the cars. The price would always be based on the type or model of the car, the features, condition and for wreckers which are providing free car removal service, the location of the car is also very important, as far the car is from their location, the more towing cost would incur. It is always better to check your car value by browsing car ads on different car sales website and determine what you want to get for it. If it comes with a competitive price, then sell it. Remember you are also saving a bulk load of time and time is money.
- Your car details and photos would love to get more details about your car including the model, the year, the make, the engine size, the mileage and the condition. You need to make a list of whatever your car has. Discover what makes your car more valuable than other cars of same make and model. The photos must be taken in a nice and clear day. Also, the inside and outside of the car such as odometer reading, engine compartment and anything must be made visible in your description.
- Car Deal and Pickup Usually car wreckers will offer you a quote over the phone. It is best for both parties to be very transparent and share complete details with each other, this would save time at the time of pickup. As any shocks at the time of pickup would force car wreckers to change their quoted price.
What really Rapid Car Removal has to offer? Cash for cars is a car recycling process which dismantles the cars for scrap metal and parts. Exchanging cash for cars has really turned out to be a good trade in the industry of automotive. Rapid Car Removal provides the easiest, safest and fastest way of selling your car. We are a Melbourne-based car wreckers with car buyers with right cash and deep knowledge. If you want to avoid all of the hassles and headaches, Rapid Car Removal is the right place for you.
Mostly, the vehicles at cash for cars may be sold all over the phone. The appraisers will go to your place, will get your vehicle and will pay you cash right on the spot. With just one call, we can buy your car at the top cash value. Call us now!