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Are you planning on selling your used car but your friends are suggesting that you sell it for parts instead of selling it as one piece?

At Fred’s Auto Removal we suggest that you sell your car all as one piece especially for these reasons.

Reason #1 – Safety

Sell a vehicle for parts takes time and there are also safety concerns with this strategy as well since you just don’t know if your car will start leaking oil or other fluids onto the street or driveway until all of its valuable parts have been removed.

Reason #2 – Time

Besides the safety factor, time is also another major issue because it’s going to take time to remove the parts from your vehicle and if you’re working full time, you can’t do that yourself so you will have to be willing to let someone come to your house or location to pull those parts one at a time.

Reason #3 – Experience

Are you skilled at pulling parts from a vehicle? If not, you can’t count on the person who comes to pull parts from your vehicle to be experienced either. This is why you want to make sure that they are going to be a skilled mechanic who knows what they are doing or you should hire a mechanic to pull all of the valuable parts from your vehicle for you.

Reason #4 – Finding Buyers

Last of all, but most important, another reason to not pull parts from your vehicle one at a time is that you obviously have to find buyers for those parts!

Finding buyers may seem easy to do but if you have a rare or exotic car this job may be more difficult than you imagined.

Save Time with Fred’s Auto Removal

To save the time, money and hassle of selling your vehicle for parts contact Fred’s Auto Removal today by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.

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how many miles on a car is too many

Are you thinking about selling your used card, truck or RV but aren’t sure if you sell it or hang onto it for a few more years?

Although you may still love your vehicle, the reality is that as a vehicle gets more miles on it, that car, truck or van will begin to breakdown more often and you may find yourself spending more money to keep that vehicle on the road compared to what you could be spending for a newer vehicle.

How to Know When It’s Time to Get Rid of It

When most vehicles have 60,000+ miles on them they can generally be considered to be drivable for a few more years but when a vehicle has over 100,000 miles on it, this generally is the point in a car, truck or vans life when it should be sold or recycled.

Why?

Besides not running in optimal condition like it did when it was newer, that vehicle will have parts that are going to need replacing as they begin to wear with age.

Some of the parts you can expect to replace on an older vehicle include your sensors, air conditioner motor, alternator, clutch, brake drums and more.

Vehicles Are Not Made to Last Forever

In today’s world a vehicle isn’t made to last forever especially if it’s been known or loved over the years and with technology improving by the year it makes sense to purchase a newer vehicle because this will also ensure that you are able to enjoy a safer, higher quality drive each time you get behind the wheel.

Once you’re ready to make the decision to get a newer vehicle the big question is what should you do with your old vehicle?

Should you try selling it on Facebook, Craigslist or recycle it?

The answer to this question is you should recycle your vehicle with Fred’s Auto Removal since we will pay you what your vehicle is really worth.

To get started with recycling your vehicle contact us today by calling (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.

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