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Typical tyre problems that can hinder the performance of your car

  Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Vehicle tyre close up

Tyre issues for any road user is no laughing matter.  It not only drastically reduces the performance and efficiency of your car, but it can pose a serious risk to your safety and that of other road users.  Tyres are some of the most common car parts that encounter wear and tear; they are in constant contact with the road and require regular attention to avoid permanent damage and having to fork out on unnecessary replacements.

If you want to know the common signs of tyre problems so that you can rectify them as soon as possible and enjoy a car that is safe to drive at all times, read on.

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The complete guide to scrapping your car

  Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Recovery vehicle tow hook

Every year in Britain, around one million cars are scrapped.  It might be that you’ve decided that scrapping your own car is the best financial option.  If that’s the case, then keep reading: this is our complete guide on everything you need to know about the scrapping process.

Car scrapping is relatively simple.  However, as with all things vehicle-related, there is some paperwork involved.

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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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