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Guide: How to Scrap Cars and Earn Money

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Do you have an old scrap car just sitting in the driveway at your home?

Have you often thought about what a pain it’s going to be to get it towed away? Well good news, you can make some cash at the same time you recover some valuable room on your property!

Scrap cars are an eyesore, and for many people with property, they have a tendency to sit and pile up because you just aren’t sure how to go about selling them to scrap yards.

In 2016, over 25 million tons of materials were recycled from old vehicles. This makes automobiles the most recycled consumer product in the world. We all want to do our part in recycling!

Why not make some cash at the same time? You might just be surprised at how much!

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How to Buy Cheap Auto Parts (That Aren’t Cheap Quality)

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A bargain is only a bargain if you get value out of it.

Running a car can be expensive. But many car owners make the mistake of buying cheap parts in an effort to save some cash.

Unfortunately, that’s the same as throwing money away. The trick when shopping cheap auto parts is to judge cost and quality at the same time.

Below, we’ll go through some ideas about how you can get the best parts for the price.

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How Scrapping a Car Can Help the Environment

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Money is often the primary motivation for more than 1.1 million cars being scrapped each year in the U.K. But did you know that scrapping a car has environmental benefits?

Scrapping a Car Can Help the Environment

Here are some of the ways scrapping — instead of abandoning — your car can make a difference.

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How to Find the Right Tyre Size

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If you’ve ever taken your vehicle maintenance into your hands, you’ll likely need to know how to choose the right tyres for your vehicle.

This can be intimidating to some people, but don’t let that stop you! The first thing to keep in mind when you are looking for the right tyres for your vehicle is to find the right tyre size.

This involves a few key steps. Keep this in mind as you go about making your tyre purchase, and you’ll be sure to find the perfect set of wheels for your vehicle.

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Making the Most Out Of Your Old Car With Auto Salvage

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Making the Most Out Of Your Old Car With Auto Salvage

Is your car vehicle getting closer to its end of life?

If so, you should consider salvaging your automobile as an environmentally-friendly way to earn some money!

From 2007 to 2014, there were over 1.1 million end-of-life vehicles per year in the United Kingdom.

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5 Things to Know Before You Scrap a Car

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You’ve had your car for several years and it’s run for thousands of miles. But now, it’s reached the end of the line and it’s time to scrap it.

If you’re hoping that scrapping your car, or even just selling some of its old parts, will help you make a little extra cash, you’re not alone. In fact, about 1 million cars head to the scrapyard every year.

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10 Car Repair Projects You Can Do Yourself

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There are several car repair projects that you can do yourself to save money! We’re sharing the 10 easiest right here.

It’s no secret that cars are expensive. Not only does it cost you a hefty amount to buy one (whether you buy it outright or put down a down payment and follow up with monthly payments), but car repair gets expensive as well.

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Beginner’s Guide to Buying Safe Used Auto Parts

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Beginner’s Guide to Buying Safe Used Auto Parts

Replacing car parts can be expensive, but not if you buy used auto parts. Check out our beginner’s guide to buying safe used auto parts here.

Did you know that, in a single year, over 25 million tons of used auto parts are recycled – making cars the number one most recycled product in the world?

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What Does PCD Stand For?

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Pitch Circle Diameter

PCD stands for Pitch Circle Diameter. It is the diameter of a circle that is used to set the wheel nuts on.

When there are 4 or 6 studs, measuring the PCD is easy. Just measure between opposing nuts, taking the measurements from the center of the nut to the opposite center.

PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter

To calculate the P.C.D. of a five stud wheel or hub, measure from the inside of one hole to the outside of the next hole and multiply by 1.7012.  The picture below shows where to measure from

PCD 5 Stud