That may sound like a silly question to most Dallas drivers but if you have a borderline clunker the most accepted answer is if the cost of repair exceeds the value of the vehicle in the “restored” condition then it’s a junk car. In other words if you need to spend $3500 in repairs and the car, with repairs, is only worth $2800 then you probably will be better off …Read More
Oil is big business in Dallas and when the oil industry gets clobbered like it has over the past six years a lot of people in Dallas and elsewhere in Texas get clobbered as well. If you are one of the thousands that have been hit by the downturn then you are probably still waiting for a “recovery” that everyone is talking about.
Is it finally time to sell that junk car that’s taking up space in the garage? If you have a car that’s on its last legs and the cost of repairing it exceeds the value of the car, then it is time to let it become someone else’s problem. If you have a junk car that you want sell you have several options.
The fastest way to turn a car or truck in good condition into a bucket of bolts is to neglect regular maintenance which over time will result in serious, big ticket issues. Sure that $30 oil change may mean no pizza night this week or that $300 tune up means no Starbucks this month. But if you let those maintenance items slide you will ultimately be looking at much bigger …Read More
If auto repair bills are building up and you’re thinking about selling your car because it’s on its last leg, you may want to consider why it’s falling apart before you buy a new ride and start a new round of trips to the shop. Now nobody expects a “new” car to develop problems right away and if it does it’s usually covered by a warranty. However, there are certain …Read More
Somebody really ticked off Mother Nature this year and she has graced us with torrential rains, floods and of course, driving hail. We’re not talking about that little ping of ice that bounces off your hood; we’re talking about golf ball to softball chunks of ice that crack windshields and make your car look like it was loaned out to a piñata party. Serious hail can seriously trash your ride. …Read More
Is it time to sell your motorcycle? Did you run into something and bang it up or are you just over the whole motorcycle thing and want to move on. Surprisingly, many people buy motorcycles because “it seemed like a cool thing to do” only to learn that riding exposed to the elements and dodging semis on the freeway really wasn’t the “Low Rider” experience they thought it would be. …Read More
If you look around the streets and freeways of Houston you’ll see plenty of sleek luxury automobiles and big hunky SUVs but you’ll also find that the Space City has its fair share of junk cars cruising or clunking down the road. Maybe you’re driving one. Now the definition of junk car or clunker will vary depending on the opinion of the driver. One man’s bucket of bolts may be …Read More