Transport & Car Blog

The 9 most common car engine problems revealed

  Thursday, 5 April 2018

Close-up of car engine

The engine is the heart of any functioning car.  It’s one aspect of looking after and running a vehicle that you simply can’t compromise.  Diagnosing a fault with your engine is not always easy and it can be even harder to repair.  If you believe that your engine is struggling or, worse still, failing, make sure you take a look at the nine most common issues relating to car engine failures below.  Not all engine problems are serious and can be remedied relatively quickly, but all of them can cause engine breakdowns and, in the worst-case scenarios, require a brand-new engine.

In the event your engine is too damaged and has reached the end of its life, at ASM Auto Recycling we can help keep your vehicle on the road with our huge range of second-hand engines.  These used engines have been professionally dismantled at our vehicle recycling sites and cleaned and tested to ensure they are roadworthy.

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A guide to accident damage repairable cars

  Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Accident damaged vehicle in car rack

At ASM Auto Recycling, every week we sell dozens of salvage vehicles which have been damaged in road accidents up and down the country.  The vast majority of these cars have been seized by insurers and ‘written-off’ as the cost of repairs are considered more than the market value of the vehicle.

Purchasing an accident damaged repairable car is a great way to get more car for your money, providing you have the necessary mechanical skills or finances to restore the vehicle to roadworthy condition.

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ABI updates vehicle salvage Code of Practice

  Friday, 9 February 2018

ABI logo

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published its updated Code of Practice for the UK insurance industry to handle vehicle salvage incidents.  The code, which came into effect on 1st October 2017, was much needed as the previous code was last reviewed a decade ago.

The ABI spent two years engaging with various stakeholders about how the new Code of Practice should be designed.  Everyone from insurers and vehicle manufacturers through to police and professionals within the vehicle salvage industry were asked to contribute to create a code of conduct that’s fit for purpose today and in the years to come.

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A guide to second hand used car parts

  Tuesday, 9 January 2018

It’s a fact of life that road vehicles go wrong.  As much as manufacturers try to design and manufacture highly reliable cars, the wear and tear from their consistent use means they can be susceptible to faults.  Worse still, accidents on the road are often unavoidable.  Sometimes you and your vehicle may be involved in a prang where another driver is at fault.

Depending on the value of your vehicle, if it develops faults or is involved in an accident, it might not be cost-effective to purchase brand-new replacement car parts to keep your vehicle roadworthy.  That’s where second-hand car parts come in: an economical choice that’s often kinder to the environment too, allowing used parts to fully pay off the energy debt created in their manufacture.

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Save money with a salvage car

  Friday, 15 December 2017

If you don’t have a bottomless pit of money, the chances are you may well be priced out of the new car market.  That’s not the end of the world however.  Purchasing a brand-new car is not always the most sensible investment given that its value falls markedly from the moment you drive it off the forecourt.

A more cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new car – one which offers fantastic value for money – is to acquire a salvage car.

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