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Salvage yards are great places to find cheap parts for vehicles but the reality is that unless you really know how to buy parts, it’s easy to purchase the wrong parts and waste money.

Thankfully, in this article, we’re providing you with a comprehensive checklist that you can use to ensure the quality of the parts that you buy from a salvage yard.

Things to Do Before Installing Pulled Parts

Clean Up – Always spray alcohol on any electrical connectors that the part may have because this will also make it easier for you to install the part. You should also use dielectric grease when necessary to clean electrical connections as well.

Test – Before installing pulled parts you should always test their relays and fuses for faulty voltage supply.

Remember to always bring your vehicle’s manual when you go to a scrap yard because you can use that manual for reference when pulling and installing parts.

You should also bring a battery as well so that you can have something readily available that will produce voltage.

Last, of all, don’t forget to bring a flashlight since they can prove to be very useful when pulling parts from deep inside an engine or from the undercarriage of a vehicle.

Although it’s easy to find a lot of great used parts at a scrap yard, the reality is that there are some parts that you should always buy new including gaskets, fluids, air filters, fuel filters and drive belts. These parts can wear out quickly so it’s best to be smart and always buy them new.

Contact Fred’s Auto Removal

Are you thinking about selling your junk vehicle and want to know how much it’s worth? Contact Fred’s Auto Removal today by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.

We specialize in picking up junk vehicles for the Portland Oregon area and much of Central Oregon as well! Contact us to learn more about how much your junk vehicle is worth!

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So, you’re thinking about getting rid of your junk car and you keep seeing different companies advertise free junk car removal. The big question is are those services really free or is there a cost? In this article, we will answer this question and provide you insight into things you should know when selling your junk car.

Most Companies Do Offer Free Junk Car Removal, Other’s Charge

Although many companies do offer free junk car removal, the reality is that most will actually charge to pick up junk cars because they change their prices at the last minute or add on extra fees.

Before agreeing to have a company come out to pick up your junk vehicle you should confirm their prices in advance and verify that they will not add on any additional charges at the last minute or change their prices.

About Fred’s Auto Removal

Regardless if you live in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham or Central Oregon, you can count on us to pick up your vehicle and pay you the exact amount that we promised to pay without changing our price at the last minute.

Owned by Fred Marlow, JR, Fred’s Auto Removal has been helping Oregon residents for years by taking their junk vehicles off their hands and we look forward to helping you too!

Junk Car Removal Should Always Be Free

At Fred’s Auto Removal, we’re not going to charge you extra to remove your junk vehicle, when we quote you a price over the phone you can rest assured that this will be the price that we’re going to pay you once we come to pick your vehicle up.

To learn more about what your vehicle is really worth, or to speak with us about our services, contact us today by calling (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.


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